BLM plans to round up and euthanize thousands of mustangs

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    Horse advocates ask court to halt mustang roundup - San Jose Mercury News


     
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    The part they don't tell you is that the cattle industry uses those same public lands to graze their cattle on.

    Heaven forbid they share the range with mustangs that were here long before the cattle were. Jeeze.
     
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    They do this now and then, this is nothing new. I know. They'll offer them up for adoption first. It's sad.
     
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    Horses and domesticated cattle were both introduced to North America, probably around the same time. Bison were the original inhabitants.

    Nothing wrong with opposing the culling, but facts are facts.
     
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    What do you call 200 roaming bison?

    A bisontennial.
     
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    This has been going on for awhile and it's vital to the survival of all the mustangs. I know it's hard for bleeding heart animal lovers to understand.

    I didn't read the full article but they usually place some of these mustangs up for adoption and yes they probably will euthanize the "smooth mouths".
     
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    "These wild horses are a native species. They are not an invasive species and shouldn't be treated like one," said Rachel Fazio, one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs.


    First of all, they're technically not wild, they're feral. And they are not native, they were brought here by early settlers, mostly the Spanish.
     
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    Claudette honey, they did say that, wipe the sleep from your eyes and read it again.
     
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    It is an election year and the Obama administration needs something to hang their hat on.
     
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    More liberal revisionist history?

    Cattle and horses were both introduced to North America by European colonists. It is probable that horses were here first, but not by very much, and neither is native to the area where they run wild.

    If anyone wants to prevent the culling of the mustang herds they are free to adopt mustangs, but leaving them out there will actually cause more to starve than are culled by BLM. Or do you really think the government just hates horses?
     

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