Wild Horses/Mustangs

BLM to begin rounding up wild horses in Nevada

BLM "caring" for Nevada wild horses ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

BLM “caring” for Nevada wild horses ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

SOURCE:  Capitalpress.com

BLM to begin rounding up wild horses in Nevada

The agency will remove up to 50 wild horses from between Pioche and Eagle Valley and another 50 from the Bennet Springs area southwest of Panaca.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management says it’s rounding up 100 wild horses in eastern Nevada for public safety reasons.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the animals are being removed by a helicopter along U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322. The roundup is being conducted this week within and outside the Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas.

The agency’s Ely District will remove up to 50 wild horses from between Pioche and Eagle Valley and another 50 from the Bennet Springs area southwest of Panaca.

The BLM is aiming to remove horses that have wandered outside the two management areas in search of forage.

The animals will be taken to an agency corral in Fallon, where they will be offered up for adoption.

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  1. Silver King HMA
    Per BLM’s published herd statistics, the Silver King wild horse population reportably jumped 109% percent in ONE year. That would be 377 wild horses having 412 surviving foals in one year. And that is not even mentioning that they captured/removed 52 wild horses during that same time span. (March 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015)
    Eagle HMA
    Similarly, per the BLM published herd statistics, the Eagle HMA wild horse population jumped a reported 52% in that same year.

    Speaking of BLM fraud … BLM continually uses biologically and mathematically impossible annual wild horse population rates and here are just a few examples that BLM published:

    Carter Reservoir Herd Area – a 1257% increase in one year. That would be 7 horses having 95 foals in one year.
    Centennial Herd Area – a 1281% increase in one year. That would be 40 horses having 487 foals in one year.
    Nut Mt. Herd Area – a 417% increase in one year. That would be 6 horses having 25 foals in one year.

    WHY is this so important? Because these are the figures that BLM gives to Congress when requesting funding and for justifying wild horse and burro capture and management plans. This is fraud against the American tax-payer and managing for extinction.

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  2. Why has BLM been destroying these beautiful horses for years? What kind of demented mentality pursues such a vile cruelty toward horses? Will the new Administration stop the killing and abuse of these horses? It appears that if it weren’t for the evil conduct and plots toward the wild mustangs the BLM agency wouldn’t even have anything to do or jobs. So why do we HAVE that agency?

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    An analysis of the Wild Horses Act and the relevant case law will demonstrate that the prevailing method used to eliminate the “straying problem”-extensive governmental removal of horses from public and private lands-COUNTERMANDS the protective purposes of the Act and of related public lands statutes.
    While the constitutional basis for § 1334′s regulation of conduct on private lands remains an open issue, several persuasive theories suggest that Congress was EMPOWERED TO EXTEND FEDERAL CONTROL BEYOND PUBLIC BOUNDRIES.
    Section 1334 of the Wild Horses Act provides landowners an inexpensive and convenient method of removing straying horses from their private property.

    Straying Wild Horses and the Range Land Owner:
    In 1971 Congress passed Public Law 92-195, the Wild Free-Roaming
    Horses and -Burros Act,’ to preserve a vanishing symbol of American
    pioneer heritage.’ Before this statute was enacted, wild horses and burros
    were in danger of extinction. Today the success of the Act has prompted
    much controversy as to whether wild horses overpopulate the public
    rangelands6 in the Western United States. Private landowners adjacent to
    federal regions often complain that wild horses “stray” onto their parcels
    and consume their forage and water. While owners have the right to use
    and enjoy their property free from incursions, Congress intended protection
    of a living emblem of the Nation’s spirit to be of paramount

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  4. Horses are not the only Wildlife animals that get onto or cross roads and highways. There are also collisions involving domestic livestock. A cow or bull in the road is equally dangerous and even more unwilling to move. I have first-hand experience and can attest to this. Having driven regularly on an open range road, I have, on numerous occasions, made a call to report a cow (or cows) on the road, and it was usually at night.
    When driving in rural areas or where there is open range, drivers must exercise caution and good sense. I think the following quote from another country driver is a good advice. I have always followed it. Perhaps it should be printed on a road sign somewhere very visible.
    “If you cross a cattle guard watch out, if you cross another you aren’t necessarily in the clear, assume nothing until you are back in a city again. At night fifty is pushing things. The speed limit is just a number on a sign, you should never drive faster than how fast you can see and stop for an animal. Sometimes that means 45mph or slower.”

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  5. Wildlife/vehicle collisions can be effectively reduced through several measures.

    Streiter-Lites appear to be one such measure and are being used in states that grapple with this problem. It is definitely something to be given consideration, as many kinds of wildlife cross the roads.

    The Strieter-Lite reflectors qualify under several federal matching fund programs that could serve to reduce State/Local funding requirements. The Federal Highway Administration’s Federal Surface Transportation Funds/Hazard Elimination Fund provided 80% Federal funding matched by 20% State/Local funding. The Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21) includes a special category that the reflectors fully comply with “projects to reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity.”
    The wildlife warning roadside reflector system is a proven, cost effective concept that is here today and works very well. Roadside reflectors are a safety device that significantly reduces car-deer accidents preventing personal injury, the great trauma involved in this type of accident, and vehicular damage, as well as reducing the number of deer killed and injured. There is no other known approach that has proven to be effective in significantly reducing car-deer accidents.

    In a fence-out state, such as Nevada, drivers MUST be made aware of the dangers of speeding on country roads and the law MUST be enforced, especially in Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management and Herd Areas.

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  6. Money does grease the wheels and our Wild Horses & Burros often pay the price

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