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post #1 of 11 Old 11-08-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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thoughts on wild mustangs?

so in a few forums I have heard different respones to the wild horses and the blm. What do you guys think about the whole situation?

I personally think there should always be wild horses and have them maintained in size the way we have been every year. Yes they might interrupt farmers and ranchers but those same farmers and ranchers took wildlife homes before they settled. So my biggest objection is that we as dominant species can't find a happy medium between humans and wildlife land. This is only a small portion of what I think about the whole thing)

What does everyone else think about the wild horse problem or no problem?
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But they aren't wildlife at all. They're feral domestic horses, absolutely not native to the land they roam.

It is a problem because there are more than the land can support. Yet on the flip side, the annual round-ups aren't exactly humane. I think they should do a lot more population control, try to sterilize them if at all feasible (and that would be a very difficult thing to do, I realize), and over time try to elminate them from the lands and place them in homes where they will be trained and used, just like any other horse. Beats starving or being shot.
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good point... I want to learn as much about this debate that's why I posted it here. I am doing a paper on it and thought the forum friends would know more than me :)
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Do a search for mustangs, and you'll come across a whole set of debates.

They've gotten pretty heated, which is why I stay out of any and all mustang threads now.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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I think they need to leave them alone, they were there before we were
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I think they need to leave them alone, they were there before we were
No, they weren't.
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Well I still think they should be left alone...I saw a show the other day on it and they were catching them and sending them away for meat and keeping the foals to try to train them and kept like 20 foals per tiny tiny stock yard pen
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Um, what the heck was this show about? 'Cause that sure doesn't sound like BLM mustangs....
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Not sure which wild horses, show was on animal planet
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I'm not which group of wild horses the show was on, but it was on animal planet..I'm more refering to all wild horses though, even the ones down here in the rocky mountains
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