Notes from the Journal – The Cascades. In the mountains 24/7 while Observing our Natural Ecological Systems and Wildlife in the Cascade Mountains of the Northwest.
The Premise of “All Is Connected” on this planet Earth, is an Absolute Truth. It is the very basis of what others and myself write about, photograph, and explain in consistent information given to the public.
Our government and special interests, for the almighty dollar, set this “Truth” aside, as if it does not exist; which promotes lies, they distribute misinformation, and basically sell their false-ideas and gimmicks, just as Snake-Oil Salesman used to do, as some type of necessary truth.
Poor and outright erroneous decisions, within our environmental management, our nations and worlds wildlife, and even our Humane Principle’s, all adjusted to these false gimmicks and ideologies – which equate to the slow demise of our planet and our species.
The fact is the human species, out of greed and illusory Superiority, is destroying our very existence on this planet. Change needed . . .
A Note here – the fact many large non-profits, in particular those assuming assistance for animals and wildlife safety and security and humane treatment (which BTW does not include death as some would like to twist the terms Humane Reasoning) and to safe-guard them, have indeed twisted, and yes, even redone the term Humane. Many, including this writer, now see Humane as catering to an Industrial-Type of Humane, rather than its correct terminology and meaning – “Humane – having or showing compassion or benevolence . . .”
Perhaps many of these supposed animal welfare non-profits should change their non-profit status to a more Industrialized-style of Humane, which is far more truthful indeed, so people actually know and can acknowledge what it is they, indeed, are contributing to – as today it is quite obvious the term twisted, and the actions, in a reality, do not correspond with saving of animal life nor placing them into a safe environment —
Here is one example, and make no doubt many more available, our government and non-profits appeal toward — Today this is exemplified with the Pesticide PZP . . . and within this example —
“Interesting that we promote a Pesticide, and make-believe it is a supposed life-saving situation, even though it is a Pesticide — and those who support it, well, lie, misinform the public, and attest that was an error in registration process.
Well, no error what so ever! Over an extended period of several years, and failure to register the product Pesticide PZP with the FDA, that also agrees it is a Pesticide, it was finally approved for, essentially, a marketable product in the United States, and only as a Pesticide and by the EPA. Thereby, it is referenced correctly — The Pesticide PZP, and make no doubt of this classification and genetic alteration.
Then we move to the False Premise of Over-Population of Wild Horses. Well, once again we look at lies, misinformation given to the public, and those who sell the ideas of this Pesticide also lie about wild horses starving on Public Lands (photos of one group of wild horses in southern Nevada being the promoting element of the lies, but derived from a questionable situation down there, at best) — the contradiction here very provable, are the facts of the horses still wondering freely on America’s Public Lands, that are very wholesome, healthy, and vigorous within their environment. Contradictory evidence of the promotion of Lies — yes, this simple, yet apparently ignored by many — IGNORANCE?
Greed and Illusory Superiority is an odd killer of our environment and wildlife today.
Then we go to the fact that Humane-Principle’s had to be changed, warped into an information package of utter irresponsibility, and the assumptive quality only being the fact of developing a birth control that pretty much sends the Wild Horses to Extinction — to supposedly Save their Lives, of America’s Wild Horses — a Commercialized rendition of Humane Principle’s — or Ignorance rearing its ugly face, again and again . . .
No Wait a minute — this has nothing to do with correct terminology what so ever — it has to do with human greed, with irresponsible people in charge of the well being of America’s Wild Horses, and Ignorance.
We need change — and from these types of people that would lie, misinform, and all around assume their objective, and no one else is of paramount significance — and despite the reality — Wild Horses Becoming Extinct, and very soon!
John Cox — Journal Log 6/1/2016 The Cascades
June 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm
Do not allow the BLM and USFS and Farm Bureau and the extractive and mining giants and the domestic livestock grazing associations to pull the wool over your eyes. There are no excess wild horses and burros on their legally designated land. Per the United States 1971 Congressional Wild Horse and Burro Act, the land is to be devoted principally although not exclusively to the wild horses and wild burros’ welfare in keeping with the multiple-use management concept of public lands.
The recent National Academy of Science (NAS) institute report lent credence to accusations that the bureau [BLM] has been ignoring science and grossly mismanaging the wild equines, and that it pursued policies that favored corporate livestock grazing interests over the interests of the wild horses and burros. That, it said, was in direct contradiction to the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971.
“The NAS findings clearly state that the BLM has failed to provide accurate estimates of the nation’s population of wild horses and burros. Therefore, the NAS cannot conclude that a state of over-population exists and or [cannot] provide a recommendation for artificial management considerations such as fertility controls to control populations for which the complex population dynamics are currently unknown.”
This National Academy of Science [NAS] report reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management’s oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States and the report goes on to say, “The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the population sizes of horses and burros, to model the effects of management actions on the animals, or to assess the availability and use of forage on rangelands.”
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has not established the true population numbers of wild horses and burros on their congressionally designated range lands and therefore there is no justification for any temporary or permanent sterilization of wild horses and burros. NONE.
If any employee of the Department of Interior / Bureau of Land Management has stated otherwise, then they are in violation of Title 18 (18 U.S.C. § 1001). Making false statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001) is the common name for the United States federal crime laid out in Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code, which generally prohibits knowingly and willfully making false or fraudulent statements, or concealing information, in “any matter within the jurisdiction” of the federal government of the United States, even by mere denial 18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.) US Code Per the US Department of Justice, the purpose of Section 1001 is “to protect the authorized functions of governmental departments and agencies from the PERVERSION which might result from” concealment of material facts and from false material representations.
June 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Isn’t it because most herds exist in segregated geographic locations that they developed into distinct population segments of the same species…so while there may be between 20,000-35,000 horses remaining in the wild (designated habitats in 11 western states) .entire herds have been “extracted” and eliminated from resource management plans (RMPs) by agencies responsible by operation of law, for the conservation and restoration of our natural and cultural heritage?
June 3, 2016 at 8:49 pm
That certainly rings true for me, Kathleen! We, the public, really don’t know how many herds or bands that have been eliminated. Apparently, even with all the experienced and knowledgeable advocates, this corrupt agency and its “enablers” is able to do as it pleases with no oversight. As Grandma Gregg has said so many times, our wild horses & burros are supposed to have principle use of at the very least the herd management areas or herd areas – they have had to accept the tiny 12% that’s left after the cattle & sheep have taken over! So sad that now so many really great wild horse & burro organizations are pushing for PZP – Trying to prevent more roundups & experimental surgeries – when there are already so very few herds left. Does it really make any sense to use contraceptives on genetically non-viable herds? This sounds too much like the BLM’s idea of “non-reproducible” herds – which they already have in STH & LTH.
June 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Here is a list of 36 wild horse groups that want the BLM to use PZP and since they know as well as anyone what it actually is and does, I can only assume that they like so many others are in the business only for the money, not for the welfare of the animals. We do know the government gives money to so called rescue groups. Even they seem to be willing to sell their souls.
June 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm
They, the Pesticide PZP supporters, like to state — and especially HSUS and others, they receive no money for the Pesticide PZP (but their donations, under false pretense, escalate to millions of dollars) — then we go to Kirkpatrick and his statements about not making money, and we find consistency in his grants and other situations yearly, being a tremendous amount of money made =
Grant only, for example, for last year Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,025,000.00 and mostly dedicated 70% to his income . . . Is there lies that they tell the Public?
— Yip, and a lot of them . . .that they really do not want the Public to know, nor a lot of advocates to know, and oddly, horse advocates that follow these large organizations do not ask — but just follow and remain comfortable not to know nor acknowledge the truth —
June 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm
And seven of these are organizations that I have donated to and commented to – SEVEN!
June 7, 2016 at 1:06 am
I have to add – I have always felt that these organizations work in the best interests of the horses – not just there to bring in the donations. I’m guessing they think this is the only way they have a chance to stop the constant roundups, but darn it, if the herds aren’t allowed to reproduce – they’ll be gone completely – which is what the BLM etc wants.
June 7, 2016 at 1:41 am
A few years ago, I saw one of the most well known of the supposed wild horse and burro charities facebook that showed the charities head administrators taking a trip to Jackson Hole for a BLM conference of some sort. Shall we assume that the charity supporters who thought they were actually helping to care for the horses actually paid for that vacation for them to conspire with BLM on managing for extinction?
This link should give you some info on some of the charities although it doesn’t give all the financial info for all of them (follow and click on their IRS 990 tax forms when available) … Charity Navigator.
June 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Thanks GG – made me feel better – 2 of mine are on there with highest ratings!