by Craig Downer as published on HorseTalk The use of the contraceptive agent PZP can seriously compromise the natural adaptation of wild horses, writes wildlife ecologist Craig Downer. This, he suggests, subverts the true intent of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, passed in 1971 to […]
by Craig Downer as published on HorseTalk On September 26, the US Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million for the massive reduction of America’s last and relatively minor wild horse and burro herds scattered throughout the West. Through an arrogant, misleading and hyped misinformation blitz, including the film […]
Opinion by Craig Downer as published in the Reno Gazette Journal “There is a cover-up concerning the major factors that are deteriorating the Pine Nut Mountain ecosystem…” My statement concerns the Carson-City-BLM roundup of 575 out of 775 wild horses from the Pine Nut Mountain Herd Management Area […]
Craig Carpenter Downer, Ph.D. c., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
Dr. Downer has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the conservation movement MINDEN, NV,— Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Craig Carpenter Downer, Ph.D. c., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, […]
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Mae Lee Sun & Craig Downer on the culling of Australia’s brumbies (wild horses) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 9/21/16)
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Source: By Tom Ross of the STEAMBOAT TODAY “The horse family is one of the most native of any group in North America,” Steamboat Springs — Ecologist Craig Downer came to Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs on Thursday to make the scientific and archaeological case for […]
Twas the night before Christmas on our public land
not a Mustang was stirring, knowing what was at hand.
They huddled in fear hoping someone would care,
in hopes that the advocates soon would be there.
On page 23 of your document you paint a very rosy picture of the results of the roundup, but in fact overlook many positive aspects of leaving the wild horses alone. You mention that the rate of foaling will increase after the roundup. Yes, I agree, but is this not what you want to prevent by allowing the herds to self-stabilize? They do self-stabilize if allowed to fill their niche. I suggest you look into natural boundaries, predators, buffer zones, etc., as part of an effective Reserve Design concept.