The BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Statistics Continue to Suck

Forward by R.T. Fitch, commentary and stats provided by Grandma Gregg

Dunce Welfare Cow“For years we have verified and reported on the BLM’s junk science, bogus numbers, poor math and yet they continue to spew nonsense, propaganda and misinformation to the ever eager and uninformed mainstream media.  From buzzwords like ‘feral’ and ‘overpopulation’ the BLM spins tales of doom and gloom about the upcoming apocalypse of the wild ones while ignoring the profiteering of welfare ranchers whose subsidized, private cattle out number protected wild horses and burros by 100s to 1 on our public lands.

Once again, our avid researcher, Grandma Gregg, has discovered yet another number published by the BLM that would make one believe that our wild burros are reproducing faster than cloned rabbits.  If it were not so illegal and sad it would be funny.” ~ R.T.


Wild Burros Really DO have Litters!

(Data from BLM Herd Stats)

Although it is not REALLY funny … take a look at BLM’s math … the little burros were sure “going at it” that year with a 202% increase!

250 burros had 504 (surviving) babies in ONE year!

Quick … call the Guinness Book of World Records!

Big Sandy
Burros Population Per BLM Herd Stats BLM AML       111-139
Year       (March 1st) Increase /Decrease % Change Known Removals Subtotal Last Capture/Removal
3/1/2016 1201 166 16% Aug-13
3/1/2015 1035 135 15% Aug-13
2014 900 146 19% Aug-13
2013 754 504 202% Jul-07
2012 250 41 20% Nov-09
2011 209 27 15% Nov-09
2010 182 -2 -1% Nov-09
2009 184 25 16% Jun-03
2008 159 22 16% Jun-03
2007 137 -2 -1% Jun-03
2006 139 0 0% Jun-03
2005 139 Jun-03

Ohio State veterinarian and engineer to research ‘improved’ contraception for wild horses

By Fran Jurga as published on The Equus
“The war against our native wild horses and burros takes on many faces as the BLM turns up the volume in it’s mission to mismanage our federally protected wild equines into extinction while catering to grazing, hunting, mining and other special interests.” ~ R.T.


On May 11, 2016, the BLM released new(?) statistics on the wild horse and burro population.

frankMarco Coutinho da Silva, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACT, associate professor-clinical of theriogenology and reproductive medicine in OSU’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Dr. John Lannutti, professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, are collaborating in an effort to curb the overpopulation of wild horses  and burros in the United States, thanks to an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Wild horses and burros (WH&B) can be found roaming free in many western states. The animals have been federally protected since 1971 as part of the Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which declares the animals “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the west.”

On May 11, 2016, the BLM released new statistics on the wild horse and burro population. In 1971, there were 25,000 WH&B on U.S. lands. Over the past few decades, the WH&B population has surged to an unprecedented 67,000, which is 40,000 more than the BLM’s Acceptable Management Level of 27,000 at which wildlife and livestock can live in balance with the animals.

Currently, the animals are rounded up every three years and given various treatments, one being a contraceptive. The contraceptive is in the form of a vaccine that contains porcine zona pellucida (PZP), which inhibits pregnancy by stimulating the creation of antibodies that prevent sperm from attaching to eggs….the propaganda continues here: http://equusmagazine.com/blog/ohio-state-veterinarian-pzp-contraceptive-wild-horses-blm-53121#sthash.9tN9nbJ4.dpuf

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