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post #51 of 55 Old 09-27-2009, 01:20 PM
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They're already giving out wolf tags here.

People around here are upset because Wolves will hunt for sport and that is "cruel" or some nonsense so they are trying to kill off the wolves because "hunting for sport is wrong"

Kind of backwards, dontcha think.
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Wolf hunting is closely watch by both the state and federal governments. Wolves are unqine among North American predators, a pack will hunt one species heavy, elk is the usually their first choice then when they get scarce they more to another species.

Now lets had cattle and horses in to the mix. Cattle are similar to elk in weight and some what slower, so they become an easy target. Horses exspecially a lone horse like a trail horse is a tempting target too.

And wolves have not been hunted since the early 1900's, when most of the populations were destroyed. ie they have lost their fear of people and in their mind we can be on the table too.

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My point was that all species have the ability to produce more than their environment can handle.
Since we have taken away the natural habitat of many of the species you mentioned, letting them roam "free" and be "wild" isn't really an option. Since the same predators that would kill horses can kill humans, we don't want those predators hanging around (like you mentioned), so letting it work itself out naturally isn't really an option either.

I guess I'm just trying to point out that the BLM isn't just a bunch of bad guys who hate horses and neither are ranchers...there are a lot of other factors to be considered rather than just our love for horses.
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post #54 of 55 Old 09-29-2009, 03:46 PM
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This is really sickening. I have a knot in my stomach just thinking about it.

I bet if we had more natural predators, the wild horse population would be more manageable and people wouldn't be trying to kill them. But we have to shoot bears, cougars and wolves, too! Wolves are being taken off the endangered list soon and it'll be a free-for-all for every rancher. Animals are being taken out left and right because trigger-happy human beings are never satisfied.
Oh yeah. It's not really the hunting itself. Its the fact that come people like to kill. There are legal limits on hunting for a reason. But some people don't care and just hunt until a creature is extinct. We are the only species truly out of balance with nature. Scientific studies show that left without us it recovers.

Someone else (sorry don't know how to quote two) that the grazing land is running out. Really. Where is it going? It didn't just vanish. It should be the same as ever. Some vanishes, other takes its place-unless its overgrazed. And if you think its the mustang causing it...
Encountered these links on twitter. http://http://www.examiner.com/x-25094-LA-Equine-Policy-Examiner~y2009m9d29-Senate-says-no-to-wild-horse-euthanasia

Has a link to the congressional speech. Hard to wade through, but keep in mind their own impartial scientific study was behind it.

We are a country that wastes food madly while people around the world including some in the US are starving. We pay our own farmers a pittance. We fill landfills with stuff other people would be thrilled to have. If space is running out, energy is running out, grazing is running out it's us. Not the horses. Or the bears or cougars or cattle. They take what they need, no more. You can't say that about us.
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Lightbulb The Mustangs should hire this guy...

Just learned two new things yesterday. 1: of the original land the mustangs roamed they now only have some 30%. The livestock have 92%.
I just saw Domo at 7-11. Brown blob, red fanged mouth, beady eyes. Yet this thing is all the rage, started in asia. Maybe we ought to get whoever came up with the marketing campaign for the silly thing to do the mustangs and every other unwanted creature. If they can sell Domo, they should be able to sell anything!
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