Sometimes you really have to wonder why they call it the “Bureau of Land Management.” It seems, as we have all seen over the last few years, they are not very good at “managing” anything.
While most who have followed the Bundy Ranch debacle, the Hammond Ranch atrocity, concluding in the double jeopardy arrest of Steven and Dwight Hammond, and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge raid that ended in the murder of Lavoy Finicum, you just wonder how long it will be before someone puts an end to this obviously inept and unnecessary governmental agency. If the afore mentioned wasn’t enough to put an end to it, maybe this will put the final nail in their coffin.
The BLM wants to slaughter 45,000 wild horses.
Dennis Michael Lynch posted this:
At their meeting in Elko, Nevada Thursday and Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board discussed what to do with nearly 45,000 wild horses they consider unadoptable.
The board’s recommendation: Euthanasia.
The Elko Daily reported that the board recommended the Bureau of Land Management follow the stipulations of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act “by offering all suitable animals in long and short term holding deemed unadoptable for sale without limitation or humane euthanasia. Those animals deemed unsuitable for sale should then be destroyed in the most humane manner possible.”
The only member voting “NO” on the Advisory Board was Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation.
They also discussed putting more pressure on the government for additional funds to do more “gathers” in order to control the population.
American Wild Horses Preservation sees this as an overreach and again another dispute on just want is private and public land. Seems to be a theme with the BLM. Just saying…
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is again proposing to remove all wild horses from Checkerboard lands within and outside the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming. This roundup is the latest consequence of the BLM’s decision to turn over control of the public lands in this 2-million-acre area to the Rock Springs Grazing Association, whose members own or lease the private land parcels in the Checkerboard and graze their livestock on the public lands in the area as well. Despite the fact that well over half the land in the Checkerboard is public, BLM Rock Springs Field Manager Kimberlee Foster publicly states: “For all intents and purposes, we consider all of the checkerboard private.”
We continue to challenge this massive public lands giveaway in federal court. Meanwhile, wild horses continue to pay the price for the BLM’s reckless actions. The latest plan proposes to use helicopters to stampede, capture, and permanently remove over 500 wild horses from the three Herd Management Areas, just two years after the agency conducted a massive roundup that removed 1,261 wild horses from the Checkerboard.
Actually, the government, and the BLM, revels in destroying the wildlife of our great land. Earlier this year over 900 bison were culled from Yellowstone National Park. Yes, Bison. The same animal listed on the “Threatened Species List.”
Is it necessary to reiterate that government doesn’t really do anything well? In addition to over regulating, over taxing, under enforcing laws, it manages to also destroy some of our most beautiful natural resources. Really cinches up the argument for smaller government, doesn’t it?