Given the cited toxicity of PZP, why on earth would anyone inject this stuff into any living animal, unless the intention was eradication.
People ignorant of the power of economics will counter by saying that the ‘National Academy of Sciences’ supports the use of PZP. However, critically thinking minds must ask; who funds the Academy?
The simple answer is funding comes from a myriad of sources which are all directly and indirectly linked to the Mega-Corps who wield $-trillions in annual revenues. So the Academy cleverly and in a very diplomatic manner supports what the Mega-Corps want… after all, the Mega-Corps also fund many academic programs and make grant money available as well.
This tactic of Chemical Treatment of wild horses with PZP (and newer more effective sterilization chemical; GonaCon) will eventually eliminate the need for roundups ONLY because the relatively few remaining chemically-treated wild horses will no longer be producing offspring at required levels to naturally maintain their numbers on the landscape.
Essentially, these small remaining, genetically substandard sized herds, will be ‘walking dead’… suffering from social disarray, and living their remaining days without procreation.
The final desired effect is achieved; Wild Horses just FADE AWAY from the landscape without any drama for reporters or TV cameras.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Nobody offered a plan for managing wild horses that was acceptable to the powers who are running America.
Advocates and well-funded wild horse and burro non-profit Orgs have been fighting insurmountable Economic forces related to American Consumerism that is served by Mega-Corps who own and operate all the businesses serving American consumers.
These Mega-Corps wield over $20-Trillion in annual revenue! That dwarfs the entire U.S. Budget!
IS ANYONE LEARNING ANYTHING YET?
Clearly, I am talking about advocates and non-profit Orgs who keep doing the same failed things over and over ad-nausea for the past 30-years with zero net results, ignorantly expecting a new result, all the while, wild horses are being wiped out right before their eyes.
And amazingly and illogically, they wonder why?
Most advocacy organizations and people keep pontificating ideas that are NOT, and never will be, economically acceptable to the Mega-Corps who RUN the entire government TOP to bottom, including ALL the agencies therein.
Only a Wild Horse management plan that provides significant economic benefits and doesn’t conflict with demands of Consumerism and 97% of Americans who buy and use the products that are made from resources coming off Public Lands can succeed.
For example: People who buy Tesla cars don’t do enough critical thinking; they suck-up marketing propaganda about not using fossil fuels… yet they fail to realize the bigger picture impacts… that those cars require Copper, Cobalt, Lithium and Aluminum to manufacture, some of which comes from Public Lands that are in conflict with Wild Horse grazing, and some of those lands are in Nevada and other western states.
ECONOMICS is a power and an unstoppable force (and religion for some) today where 97% of American consumers are buying/supporting livestock-based products, mineral based products, oil and gas based products. That is a fact.
People don’t think… even OTC drugs and pharmaceuticals use petroleum distillates and minerals, so even Big-Pharma has a stake is public land use.
So American are voting with their dollars to continue to remove wild horses (which Mega-Corps feel have no value). That’s a Fact! And avoiding it, ignoring it, or discounting it, is what has led to the current massacre of Wild Horses we see on the National Media.
If people want to be environmental or spiritual warriors that’s fine. But those people need to accept responsibility for the outcome of bringing such debates forward in the wild horse debate, and the result of that decision; there will casualties in that war.
And the first to die, as we all can clearly see are the Wild Horses! They have little time left.
Other than Wild Horse Fire Brigade, which by its design, gives great value to rewilding American wild horses into economically and ecologically appropriate wilderness / forest areas without placing them in conflict with Economic Enterprises that have control of Public Lands, there is no other plan that can save wild horses.
When engaged in the Wild Horse Fire Brigade plan, each horse rewilded under that plan has a provable value of approximately $72,000.00!
Like it or not, that is just a simple fact based on facts, logic and reality.
What is happening today will not stop unless we implement a PLAN that assigns economic value to wild horses. That plan is Wild Horse Fire Brigade.
Such a plan will garner some level of cooperation of the MEGA-CORPS who own virtually all of the politicians via massive campaign contributions…
Most Legislators answer to MONEY first and votes second…
Unfortunately, morals mean nothing to many of the people running the world today.
Speaking for myself, I don’t engage in battles that are un-winnable.
I am only interested in a PLAN that can realistically save wild horses.
I am not interested in any plans that have virtually ZERO chance of being accepted by the powerhouse Mega-Corps running the show.
Any plan that suggests putting horses back into areas where they were recently removed at great cost to taxpayers, and with great prejudice is simply a non-starter and shows a lack of understanding of the economic and political dynamics that are controlling and in play.
We all must accept the reality of today’s world.
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Thank you for this informative and truthful article.
I enjoyed reading your article. I am glad that you are NOT in favor of our corrupt gov’t & some so-called horse-loving orgs that are injecting/darting our WH&Bs with pesticides. My question is how do WE stop the roundups & stockpiling of our WH&Bs? Get the govt to release WH&Bs within their federal prisons? Get the WH&Bs released from off-range corrals-where the welfare ranchers are making millions w/our tax dollars to imprison them?
I understand your wild horse fire brigade theory-hope I used the correct terminology “theory”. How do we convince the govt, Congress, all the corrupt powers-to-be to implement the wild horse fire brigade and who will lead the charge? All of gov’t coward down to the welfare ranchers. No one has the gonads to stand up to them. They make millions (our tax dollars) with govt contracts to inhumanely round them up with helicopters; they make millions with govt contracts to stockpile them within their off-range corrals.
In addition, the BLMs AIP (Adoption Incentive Program) is a fraud, Our WH&Bs our ending up within the slaughter pipeline.
The bottom line is I just want our WH&Bs protected & saved. I want all of the WH&Bs in holding to be released. I want the DOI/BLM defunded & disbanded. I am sick of my legislatures either ignoring my letters or responding with words to make me think that they will do something “if it comes across their desk”. None of them will take charge. The president & his administration are just worthless.
I know that you know all of the issues I mentioned above. Obviously, that is why you came up with the wild horse fire brigade. We absolutely need to get our WH&Bs removed out from under the DOI/BLM. And, I am not prejudice, but I don’t want them under the management of native tribes either. Hence, the hell-hole pack animals (horses/mules) in AZ are forced to endure at the hands of Havasupai wranglers.
Thank you for your time,