BLM issues new policy for rounding up wild horses on fed lands
Some of what the BLM does in the roundups is not good for the animals but
technology oppresses animal and human rights to implement it and that is the
problem with man and nature.I can see using helicopters to locate
herds and animals but the round up and moving herds should be by humane methods
that don't use fear and instinctive flight to move them around.I'm sure the BLM has converted animal specialist (ranchers) to cull and
reduce herd over population. Eventually the ratio of human/profit margin will be
zero so why not just let them horses and wildlife go extinct and then we could
erect monuments to what used to be there? Time is most likely the
cause of abuse of herd culling and movement so they should allot more time and
less technology that speeds up the process of death by exhaustion. Cost is not
relevant or they wouldn't be budgeting $500,000 helicopters and $250,000
semis to replace horse power and cowboys creating jobs to move and relocate and
cull herds. Helicopters use is costly to rent or purchase and inhumane.
Again we have let emotion dictate legislation rather than
economics/science/biology.Science will tell you that they are an
invasive species. Law would indicate that invasive species have no protection.
Issue permits to hunt these superfluous animals and feed people. Open up the
range to the native species that are struggling to compete with the horses.We are being taxed to keep these animals alive/fed. Let those who are
emotionally attached to them voluntarily pay for their upkeep.
I would favor human treatment for zebra muscles with the same exceptions that
are given to introduced feral horses.