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.......or is it
http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2008/0...d-mustangs.htm
http://www.mustangs4us.com/future.htm
I saw a show the other night on RFD-TV, and the president of a mustang group cited some very practical statistics....It's costing the US taxpayers too much to pay for feed, water & health care for these horses that have been rounded up.
I've been in Western NV several times in the past couple of months and have seen for myself the devastation of the drought on the herds. Almost no yearlings The herds are so small, and they look awful...the locals have mentioned this for the past couple of years and now I know what they are talking about
I can only comfort myself in the fact that in today's economy, the taxpayers probably have more important uses for their tax dollars than boarding unwanted horses. And certainly, the euthanasia is much more merciful than Mother Nature
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I can only comfort myself in the fact that in today's economy, the taxpayers probably have more important uses for their tax dollars than boarding unwanted horses. And certainly, the euthanasia is much more merciful than Mother Nature
We are the ones taking their land. They are dying due to us. Like so many other species as we take habitats and push them into smaller area with little concern for the animal residents
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We are the ones taking their land. They are dying due to us. Like so many other species as we take habitats and push them into smaller area with little concern for the animal residents
Mustangs are an introduced species. If you have a problem with people taking over their natural habitat, take it up with Spain....

Originally horses died out in North America due to climate changes, maybe that's still a big factor on wild herds?
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
.......or is it
http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2008/0...d-mustangs.htm
http://www.mustangs4us.com/future.htm
I saw a show the other night on RFD-TV, and the president of a mustang group cited some very practical statistics....It's costing the US taxpayers too much to pay for feed, water & health care for these horses that have been rounded up.
I've been in Western NV several times in the past couple of months and have seen for myself the devastation of the drought on the herds. Almost no yearlings The herds are so small, and they look awful...the locals have mentioned this for the past couple of years and now I know what they are talking about
I can only comfort myself in the fact that in today's economy, the taxpayers probably have more important uses for their tax dollars than boarding unwanted horses. And certainly, the euthanasia is much more merciful than Mother Nature
What Mustang group is that? The National Mustang Association is based in Utah, not Nevada.
http://www.nmautah.org/
The Mustangs graze and there is water for them. There are springs, if not natural they are found and dug out. Nevada and Utah have water.
I have been to the Mustang Ranch many, many times.
I don't understand what you are getting at, these horses are not being boarded, they are free roaming and there are many volunteers that help them when they are distressed. But yes, the desert is harsh, the low desert that is. Please elaborate what your point is here.
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We are the ones taking their land. They are dying due to us. Like so many other species as we take habitats and push them into smaller area with little concern for the animal residents
We are NOT taking their land.
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We are NOT taking their land.
Oh. I guess I am thinking of something else. I will read up on this
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I certainly hope that you mean the BLM holding pens and not the Mustang Ranch
http://worldfamousbrothel.com/
Actually, my point is just that the BLM will have to destroy penned horses( just like PETA has been so vilified here in other posts, when they chose to adopt pets scheduled to be gassed and euthanzied them anyway, albeit more humanely). Yet, with the economy the way it is, continuing to feed those horses in the BLM pens, with feed going up and budgets being cut, there isn't much choice.
Add on top of that, the continued development in traditional wild horse country causes increased roadside dangers for both the public and horses. This prolonged drought and increased warm temperatures that have negatively impacted vegetation decreased the number of mustangs that the land can support. The BLM is required to cull even more horses meaning increased numbers of penned horses increasing the need to put horses down.
Being from the rural area of California closely associated with western Nevada, I closely follow what's going on. No, the drought is having a negative impact on the horses, muledeer and other wildlife.
It is sad that when a way of life that includes wild horses is threatened, our country ways are also threatened
For the record, and as an off-shoot, Las Vegas' per capita water usage has increased every year for the past 5 years. Now CO & UT are trying to vye for their rightful shares of Colorado River Water; LV continually tries to get to pump the Amargosa aquifers, threatening Inyo-Mono counties in CA as well as Amargosa & Fish Lake valleys in NV. It's an ugly mess bound to get uglier
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http://www.nmautah.org/photo.htm

Nope, this ranch.

Nature is harsh, no doubt about it. But that is nature.

Global warming is myth anyway. We have had record low's this year, so has the rest of the country. We can't change nature.

And if the herds have to be culled then so be it. But the horses in pens because of the BLM, there is more to that story as I'm sure you know.
The horses have to be protected from the ranchers.
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