The elephant in the room at BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meetings

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The elephant in the room (photo: bassamsalem)

This is a public comment letter that K.R. Gregg, Environmental Researcher, sent to the BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board:

April 10, 2016

National Wild Horse and Wild Burro Program National Advisory Board Members

Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147

whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov

I request that this letter be provided to all board members and also be included in the official minutes and the administrative record for the meeting.  Thank you.

Re:  National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Public Comment

Dear Sirs/Madams:

I have heard people talk about the “elephant in the room” during BLM meetings and then ignore the REAL elephant in the room, which is that there are NO excess wild horses and burros on their congressionally designated legal lands.

Do not allow the BLM and USFS and Farm Bureau, the extractive and mining giants, hunting lobbyists and the domestic livestock grazing associations to pull the wool over your eyes. There are no excess wild horses and burros on their legally designated land.

Per the 1971 Congressional Wild Horse and Burro Act, the land is to be devoted PRINCIPALLY, although not exclusively, to the wild horses and wild burros’ welfare in keeping with the multiple-use management concept of public lands. 


Definition of “principally”: First, highest, foremost in importance, rank, worth or degree, chief, mainly, largely, chiefly, especially, particularly, mostly, primarily, above all, predominantly, in the main, for the most part, first and foremost.

There is NO reason for these wild horse and burro removals and destruction procedures … because there are NO excess wild horses and burros on their legally designated land.

In 1971, when Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, these animals were found roaming across 53,800,000 million acres. That amount of acreage could support more than about 250,000 wild horses and burros, but even after 22,200,000 acres were stolen from the American people by government agencies, the remaining 31,600,000 acres could support more than 100,000 wild horses and burros today.

It is currently independently estimated that less than 20,000 wild horses and burros are living on their legal land today and yet the government continues its aggressive removal and destructive management toward total wild horse and burro extermination.

 

There is NO reason for these wild horse and burro removals and destruction procedures because there are NO excess wild horses and burros on their legally designated land.

 

 

2 comments on “The elephant in the room at BLM’s National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meetings

  1. The DARK SHADOW in the room that no one mentions?

    MONSANTO

    Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception
    BOARD ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    GARY F. HARTNELL, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri

    NORMAN R. SCOTT (Chair), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Emeritus)
    PEGGY F. BARLETT, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    HAROLD L. BERGMAN, University of Wyoming, Laramie
    SUSAN CAPALBO, Oregon State University, Corvallis
    GAIL CZARNECKI-MAULDEN, Nestle Purina PetCare, St. Louis, Missouri
    RICHARD A. DIXON, University of North Texas, Denton
    GEBISA EJETA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    ROBERT B. GOLDBERG, University of California, Los Angeles
    FRED GOULD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    GARY F. HARTNELL, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri
    GENE HUGOSON, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
    MOLLY M. JAHN, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    ROBBIN S. JOHNSON, Cargill Foundation, Wayzata, Minnesota
    JAMES W. JONES, University of Florida, Gainesville
    A.G. KAWAMURA, Solutions from the Land, Washington, DC
    STEPHEN S. KELLEY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    JULIA L. KORNEGAY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    PHILIP E. NELSON, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Emeritus)
    CHARLES W. RICE, Kansas State University, Manhattan
    JIM E. RIVIERE, Kansas State University, Manhattan
    ROGER A. SEDJO, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC
    KATHLEEN SEGERSON, University of Connecticut, Storrs
    MERCEDES VAZQUEZ-AÑON, Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouriqu
    http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/Planning_and_Renewable_Resources/wild_horses_and_burros/science_and_research/usgs_partnership.Par.25262.File.dat/NAS%20Review%20of%20Proposals.pdf

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  2. We are a better country than this! Have a compassionate heart. You are all responsible for the goodness to these animals!
    Sincerely,
    Sandra Farrell

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