Feds Under Fire in Arizona for Plan to Round Up Wild Horses

Conservationists in Arizona are ramping up efforts to stop the federal government from rounding up herds of wild horses in a local forest — a move opponents say puts the animals’ lives in jeopardy….Forest Service says the animals are a danger to public safety

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersFirst, a point about terminology.  To call these morons “conservationists” is misleading as it is the land that needs conserving. Literally millions of acres of rangeland have been destroyed by UN-managed, out of control herds. 

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Feds Under Fire in Arizona for Plan to Round Up Wild Horses

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by Adam Shaw | Fox News

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewConservationists in Arizona are ramping up efforts to stop the federal government from rounding up herds of wild horses in a local forest — a move opponents say puts the animals’ lives in jeopardy.

The Forest Service has placed a Friday deadline on wild horses roaming in Tonto National Forest for those who wish to make a claim on individual animals. The remaining horses will be sent to auction, and those unable to be auctioned off will be “sold at private sale or condemned and destroyed, or otherwise disposed of,” according to the notice.

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2 Responses to Feds Under Fire in Arizona for Plan to Round Up Wild Horses

  1. Rich says:

    Not only are these folks not “conservationists,” these horses are not “wild.” They are “feral” horses with virtually no genetic or historic link to so-called “Spanish Mustangs.” If they were of Mongolian descent – that is, a separate species or subspecies with innate resistance to domestication – using the term “wild” would be appropriate, but I wish that the term “feral” would be widely adopted. Most people understand what a “feral housecats” are, and tend to have little affection for them. That the notion of wild horses has this romantic aura is a barrier to understanding. In truth, America has no “wild horse problem”; only a “public-lands problem.” Solve the latter, the former disappears.

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    • We are working on it (making “public lands” disappear). That is why, for the last three or four years, I have been attending the Arizona and New Mexico Cattle Growers annual conventions (Texas too but Texas is lucky in that it has very little “public land”).

      The cattle growers conventions are the epicenter of the fight with the FedGov as well as the Enviro Wackos. That is because they have the most at stake–their entire livelihood, heritage, culture and way of life for four or five generations.

      If you ranch (especially in the West) you should join your CGA.

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