Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
i'd get rid of them blm all to geather... kick the ranchers out and take the mares and inject them with porcine zona pellucida....let the numbers drop but natural selection...NOT sending them of to sluaghter ....or why not gelding some of the stallions upond capture? then release them.....yeah the gap os closing in on them land is being over grazzed but don't blame it on the wild horse, blame it on the ranchers who are useing blm....
I'm just curious, but how old are you?
Who would run the program if BLM were gone?
Do you know how much it takes in time, money and personnel to run a program like this?
Natural selection = some dying of starving - is that acceptable to you?
Gelding costs money, birth control for the mares cost money, euthanizng costs money. It's really about how to manage the little money they get every year.
A lot of those ranchers you despise lease some of that land which then goes into a coffer to pay for some of the program costs.
I don't know what your experience in things like this, but you seem to not understand how these programs operate under the public surface. What happens behind the scenes. How budgets are operated.
I think what you'd find is a group of people trying their best to work with hardly any money and no matter what they do, under the big words BLM - they will always be the enemy when they ARE NOT.
I've been in state government for over 17 years. I work with fish and not horses but it's the SAME thing. You get your budgets cut every year, you still have to manage the fish 'herds' and to make the public happy. The public sees you as the bad guy because fish numbers are going down but they don't see why or care to take the time too.
I NEVER hear of anyone offering up ideas or suggestions other than to be really hateful. I can imagine the folks at BLM feel the same way.
So, maybe take a step back and realize there are people in that program that want to be there and want to try and help the horses. The decision made for that program are often made over their heads AND not decision they really agree with BUT they have to do it.
When you poop on BLM - you are pooping on these people that are out there trying to make it all happen. People are in these jobs not to get rich but because they want to be there.