05 Jul

moon_horse_by_ileva21-d4dhi8t“The very people we made laws to protect the Wild Horses from, have somehow become the decision makers on the absolute management of our Wild Horses.” — John Cox

It is unfortunate we, as a society, have learned to accept things. Essentially this means we have learned to look the other way. Today many people look the other way in the matters of America’s Wild Horses. To those that do, many other people find their excuses profound — and why join such endeavors as BLM management situations, roundups, or PZP scams on the public and worse, on America’s Wild Horses. All this built on false premise and lies!

Those people supporting the Wild Horse travesty, along with the welfare ranchers and others who take part as well, their excuses given for abusive behavior toward America’s Wild Horses as if it saves them. In reality it does no such thing. In reality it is death to many Wild Horses, then onward to extinction – and just plain wrong. History books will make this clear to all in the future, and will separate those that were Sheeple and followed with tawdry excuses and lies while merrily watching horses go to slaughter or die – compared to those of us who attempt to stop such activity.


Wild Horses are not a designated species, other than being a horse. Horses of this breed mixed with that breed, so we are led to believe, develop a pecking order of priority, of wants, of best horse versus worst horse scenarios, which remain nothing more than perceptions. This is also why we have such difficulty establishing Wild Horse’s as distinct species, in order to protect them. Perceptions very significant, but some perceptions extremely negative, not noteworthy and untrue, as this particular discussion will Show beyond a doubt.

The best examples in specific breeds simply establish conformity (more involved but kept simple within this discussion and counterpoint) to communicate the type of horse an individual may want or own by purchase, and indeed pay the price for the lineage.

Once again perception is everything here; thereby, we have not acquired specific distinctions other than a loose and non-distinct paraphrasing of specific horses and amounts “sold as” defined. Not so ironic, the price of a horse brings about its distinction, its overall use, or indeed the outstanding Priority as a horse . . . a priority to save or discard . . .

Bring up the subject of Wild Horses on Public Lands (non-distinct) – no one quite sure how to explain, but by golly they will tell you all about it in several thousands of words or more, and you will leave even less educated, and often worse, sorry that you even brought the subject up.

Point: Oddly suspect, most welfare ranchers will call Wild Horses worthless and simply promote the slaughter of them all –

Counterpoint: Those knowledgeable about Wild Horses, with no vented monetary or land interest, will be truthful and explain the necessary contribution the Wild Horses make to our Public Lands, and indeed do not consider Wild Horses worthless what so ever.

Now we get into the dangers of the classification as non-distinction, which is other than for commercial value. And here is where we take off into the beyond – suddenly there is such a thing as acceptable animal abuse, an ironic acceptability of deranged methods toward the roundup and slaughter of horses; an almost psychopathic need for aerial roundups or trap and bait of America’s Wild Horses, and the all around distinctive rearrangement of the term “Humane . . .” –

In reality there is no need for these endeavors what so ever – and in reality Humane remains definitive, unchanged, with only perception and those who promote false perceptions agree to any form of acceptable abuse! i.e. BLM, DOI, Welfare Ranchers, WH&B Board, BLM Supporters —

“. . . There is nothing “cowboy” about being smart, and ignorance in perception turns into a very dangerous situation.”

The term I use is “old west ubiquity” – which is an extremely bias belief, a worn out perception of a belief, that what matters to those supposed self-claimed “old western cowboys – ranchers” in what makes-up a good horse is all that matters, and that these “old western cowboys – ranchers” set the standard everyone else should live up to in the matter of horses. This is very wrong and over time we can see how wrong it is, through experience; we can actually see what the problems are and what the remedy or resolution can be.

“One of the problems with Wild Horse Management today by the BLM and WH&B Board, is the fact if you have to lie, generate profound misinformation, or refuse to answer significant questions, then something is wrong. It is not an Advocate problem; it is a Person-telling-the-truth-or-not problem. Is this concept difficult to understand? No, it is not.” — Dan Gregory Fitzgerald, NSA Government Employee Oversight, Retired

A large part of what is wrong in Wild Horse Management today, is directly related to the antiquated and ignorant belief systems, which remain extremely bias, that has been around for to many decades — “old west ubiquity” – sadly our government employee’s ignorant as well, often showing buffoonery and incompetence in the simplest of tasks within any type of Horse Management. Their bias toward Wild Horse Management related to special interests only, remains much more extreme.

Then there are those that exist that know better, and knowledgeable about such things as being “Humane” and being knowledgeable in the matter of Wild Horses – the non-commercial values of such endeavors. We have no special interests or no payroll, nothing but good old fashioned honor, integrity, ethics, and experience at good horse management principles.

The Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971

Of course the discussion on such matters as truth, ethics, perceptions, and ignorance cannot go further without an all inclusive comment on the WH&B Act of 1971.

Rather than dwell in the legalities, let’s ponder the ideology of why the WH&B Act of 1971 come into creation. The law passed Congress unanimously at that time, with American’s supporting it unanimously as well. Here we also delve into ethics and the truism of the term “Humane” and not the fractured particles of being somewhat Humane via a supposed well-managed application of Acceptable Abuse.

The overall value of the ethical standard of the WH&B Act of 1971 was a truism, and why the Act passed unanimously, was that very few cowboys – ranchers actually knew how to handle, or knew about America’s Wild Horse’s at all, other than their presence on Public Lands — as their continuous ineptitude and scornful bias overlapped any type of common sense or moral standard what so ever.

“Most people who have been placed on the Wild Horse and Burro Board are like-minded in the fact that cattle, sheep and rangeland take precedence as an ultimate priority – the fact and truth is special interest over-rides everything else, and over America’s Wild Horses on Public Lands. There is no diversity on this board what so ever, profound but true – simply a narrow scope of thinking and combined with total ignorance toward their own lack of capacity for judgment; which, by the way has developed no wholesome management paradigms over decades, never has and never will if not changed – after all, aren’t these the very people the WH&B Act of 1971 was ratified for, to protect America’s Wild Horses from? Yes, it was.


American’s, and American institutions in particular, are adept at evasion and denial of suffering. Not only our government but our avenues of Agriculture, of Commerce, and of the daily consumer are all good at looking the other way.

When did the transition of acceptable abuse come about? Some historians tell me around the beginning of the Industrial Era, and the consumerism that supported such endeavors.

Also it was a time when people started to move from their farms and into the cities for employment, and the dream to become rich was so popular back then. While on their farms, they lived off the surrounding country-side, living with nature on a yearly basis. The aspect of their communing with nature on the farm eventually lost upon exit. Such items as horses simply become tools, animate objects for transportation, and maintained within that aspect – not of Humane Reasoning, but of utility and availability.

Respect for nature and wildlife lost, washed away and sanitized by industry. In reality, the coexistence with nature replaced with corporate sales. When we explore the problem of ignorance, we often find the very core root of the problem starting quite simple, with innocent intention – whereas, over time it becomes quite significant, quite dangerous indeed, especially to those animals who joined the industrial work-force, where common abuse within daily management become nothing more than part of the mundane daily chore — and on it goes . . . Innocence Lost . . .

 “Internalized oppression is akin to what Freud calls the “repetition compulsion”: the reflexive impulse to inflict on others the pain that we have suffered.”

The WH&B Act of 1971 was meant to protect the Wild Horses on Public Lands from the ranchers and other people who now populate, underhandedly, Board positions within what is now termed the Wild Horse and Burro Board, who irresponsibly Undermine the WH&B Act of 1971. Many American’s and taxpayer’s think these Board Members should go to jail. This has been ongoing for decades now, and has cost American’s not only a lot in taxpayer money and subsidies, who BLM and WH&B Board members make sure their friends and fellow ranchers receive — but has cost many Wild Horses their life, and disgustedly under unnecessary circumstances; from outright lies mostly, from that Board’s members.

It is then compounded with the fact it was done at taxpayer expense, and taxpayer’s paid in large sums for these board members to make those decisions – irresponsible conduct, and some say even criminal conduct – and yet BLM employees, DOI employees, and others simply turn their heads and look away. Why? Because the perception remains, the Wild Horses worthless, but only to those ranchers and cowboys who are profiting over this particular perspective – Those who know better, and do not accept false-perceptions, and have well-rounded experience with horses, know the Wild Horses have not only a place in American history, as Icons of Positive Values and ethics, but a place in the very hearts and souls of American’s of every generation from the past, to the present, to the future – and for valid reasons.

It is similar to a storyline from an old western, the good-folks (Wild Horses and Advocates and American’s) versus the Shylocks (the BLM, DOI, BLM supporters, Welfare Ranchers, and others). As taxpayer’s, we should all be extremely mad and demand a stop to all of this!”

Not so ironic, it is all quite obvious and rather than look-away, take a look directly at the evidence – for example look at the budgets, look at who benefits from their WH&B Board decisions, look who benefits from the Bureau of Land Management decisions, look who pays for all of this (expenses and subsidies paid out, that some term highly criminal in nature), and then we all become quite knowledgeable. Then look at what the American Taxpayer receives in return for all of this money spent, and Wild Horse lives taken = 0! Had enough yet?


The more knowledgeable people, especially in the matters of Wild Horse Herd Management, state clearly to place the Wild Horses back on Public Lands, and to leave them alone . . . No more expense of Wild Horses lives, no more taxpayer expense . . .

The intrusion here and the mis-perception, is the term Humane being changed to Acceptable Abuse and bad treatment and death of Wild Horses, for false reasoning.

As our society grew, and still grows, Humane Conduct toward animals and humans alike must take priority — a society must grow within a true humane structure in order to experience growth. The fact is the “old west ubiquity” was extremely abusive anyway, and needed to be changed, not admired and cloaked as a necessity for the survival of our culture. That is a lie of paramount deception, creates nothing more than destruction, and has only to do with greed.


Special Note:

[ I recently watched Trail of Tears – A Native American Documentary – It is an understatement I was appalled and disgusted of our then government with the treatment of relocating the Native American’s —

I realized by the 2nd chapter that their redefining the term “Humane” for tolerating and stating acceptable-abusive behavior was used. And the lies abundant in regards to what they told the public.

Why am I mentioning it here – because the same terminology, i.e. necessary roundup, need of land for the incoming population, destroying pertinent and economic priority lands, and a non-represented segment of America, among many others terms, the same.

Government employees, BLM supporters, and other contractors – you should be ashamed of yourselves, you disgusting people! History will define what you people are doing and have done here – make no doubt about that, and it will not be a pleasant or nice history of what you are taking part in . . .


Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Uncategorized



  1. Maggie Frazier

    July 5, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Strange how over the years we read how “the Indians had no experience with horses” until the Spaniards brought them. Another reason the Indians should be grateful for all that we have done for them! Hopefully the link below will work
    It was in one of the comments on Straight from the Horses Heart – you may have already seen it.

  2. Kathy Chadwell

    July 6, 2015 at 1:00 am

    How strange when I was reading this I thought the white man destroyed the buffalo and the wolves. Now man is destroying the rest of the animal world from the elephants to the lions. World scientists say by 2050 most animals will go extinct then by the turn of the century mankind will follow. I think John is right on with his perceptions.

  3. tiggy1998

    July 6, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Wild Horses and Burros are Endangered Species. There is no getting around it and they are routinely sent to Mexico and Canada for Slaughter. These Exports can be tracked by the USDA Export Report which is issued on Tuesdays. ‘Geldings’ are Wild Horses. The alleged EU Ban on Import of Horse meat from Mexico has done nothing. The US does not have the funding to provide the Department of Transportation to monitor the Borders. The Borders MUST STAY OPEN due to the ‘NAFTA’ which is the North American Free Trade Agreement. Nobody believed me when I reported in my Blog in May of last year. The only way to protect these Horses and Burros is to get a Head Count by a Neutral Party such as the United Nations Office of Animal Protection. That way we get to know how these Horses and Burros are doing and how many there are in long term Holding. NO Horse or Burro, either Domestic or Wild should leave the Country ever.

    The Department of the Interior is the most Rancid Department we have. They include the Fish and Wildlife Service which is the worst of the worst. The Parks Horses (the Nokota Horses which have been failed to be recognized as a Breed because they are the descendants of Indian Ponies. The BLM which is just horrific and I have always thought the best way to stop the destruction of these Horses and their Cousins is via a Class Action Lawsuit with the American Taxpayer being the largest member of the ‘Class’. I would do it but I lack the funding for it myself.

    Thank You for your post!

  4. Barbara W.

    July 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Many thanks for another excellent article, John. If things don’t change for the better soon I fear the BLM’s “managing for extinction” will succeed. The corruption is unbelievable.

  5. Teresa Haller

    July 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    BLM is full of a lot of LIARS &GREEDY JERKS in the back pockets of the filthy rich cattlemen. They don’t give a RATS PITUTTY about our precious wild burros, horses, buffalo, etc…p

  6. Teresa Haller

    July 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    BLM is full of a lot of LIARS &GREEDY JERKS in the back pockets of the filthy rich cattlemen. They don’t give a RATS PITUTTY about our precious wild burros, horses, buffalo, etc…

  7. grandmagregg

    July 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    According to the Constitution, all legislative power is vested in the Congress of the United States. In other words all directives from the Bureau of Land Management are not laws. They are written by un-elected bureaucrats. The Bureau of Land Management is an agency that was created to manage the public lands for and in behalf of the people. All the citizens of the United States are the collective owners of the land being managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the American citizens are the landlords and the BLM is an agent for the people. The rules and regulations of agencies such as the BLM are not laws. Congress is the only body authorized by the Constitution to make laws. We are expected to obey the laws or statutes passed by Congress that are Constitutional, but are not required to comply with rules, regulations, codes and ordinances that violate the Constitution. Therefore, since Congress passed the WH&B Act it is the only law that is truly a law for the wild horses and burros and that law states that they shall be PROTECTED.

    • Vickie

      November 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Unfortunately that evil, greedy Senator Conrad Burns, along with his equally corrupt and greedy cohort Harry Reid, were able to sneak the Burns Amendment into the Wild Horse &Burro Act, without any oversight or vote of Congress, which negates the very meaning of the Act and strips away nearly all of their protections from the rest of the corrupt greedy assholes in this country.


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