We carry-on, in Wild Horse Advocacy, as if no options available for the Wild Horses. We are told this by certain grifter-groups i.e. commercialized non-profits, where their financials outweigh any type of positive resolution for the Wild Horses.
The DOI/BLM, state the same thing, of “no options” other than . . . and carry on, also, as if they expired all other resolutions (one hand feeding the other in their taxpayer money over-dose), and only Roundups, and programs promoting the use (one has got to change their mind-sets and indulge in the extremely arrogant and ignorant terms of Acceptable Animal Abuse), or to indulge, in toxic chemical use and other pesticides; which, are darted, or taken in pill form, into Wild Horses. Very profitable for those involved, not so for the Wild Horses, and often rounded up anyway, or die. They have saved absolutely nothing, by the use of Pesticide PZP or Pesticide GONACON! When the questioned asked, Why? These groups simply demean those who ask the questions, as if an appropriate answer, and aggressively – this is how ignorance and bias works.
Where does this premise come from? How do they get-away with such corruption and misuse of taxpayer money? Here we look at certain truths, and expand upon it, rather than listen to the corrupt groups and government agencies. Many options available, and the list narrows when we speak of things that “will work” and will sustain our environment, our natural food supplement chains within nature, and will positively effect sustainability for Wild Horses on our Public Lands. These “truths” establish sustainability as well as diversity, in both wildlife, domestic livestock, and our terrestrial habitats. Cost to Taxpayers? “0” Zero taxpayer dollars.
The benefits here outweigh any debate – that is, Sustainability for our Natural Environments as well as for Wildlife, and Wild Horses. Populations, on all counts mentioned here, improve our living environments, as well as our Natural Environments within a progressive and natural “cause-and-effect” management paradigm, as nature, not humans, allowed to manage within a natural occurrence – science backs this, as well, and we look at versions of ReWilding, Trophical Cascade Effects, as well as enrichment of our Ecology via Diversity of Wildlife – Keystone predators as well as herbivores, and, as science again shows us, populations of Wildlife and the Terrestrial Habitats healthy. Also, the effect of Global Warming decreased logarithmically, and over time.
The fact is, or truth, the DOI/BLM held captive by their industrial clientele; or, structurally bias (via their “regulatory” rather than a long term “mission” statement) toward their developmentalist paradigm of confusion; so, in reality, they remain closed institutions to taxpayers and the common folks in America. Regulatory government agencies are bound to this often-corrupt management paradigm (which in reality manage nothing at all other than specified industries, beneficially), and continue to expect taxpayers to foot the bill for such corrupt behaviors — i.e. the Grazing Permit Programs on America’s Public Lands.
But what of this thing we refer to as “a natural cycle of decay”? This is where policies that are unacceptable by DOI/BLM, for example, and Policy or “regulatory” change of any type, especially when adverse to profits, in these regulatory administered agencies. Environmentalism, or even Wild Horse Advocacy, in these examples, are considered extreme, too extreme. Pay-offs to these groups, from taxpayers and through the DOI/BLM (unknown to the taxpayer public due to no transparency at all in the governments Grazing permit Programs) is a corrupted venture right from the “get-go”!
Now, for the “regulatory” adverse effect – where these aforementioned government agencies must appeal toward their Public, but their “regulatory” Public is Industry. This results not only in less transparency, and combined with less “oversite”, the actual ignoring of Laws becomes much easier – corruption increases and it goes unchecked. This means it simply becomes more and more decayed, or more corrupt, similar to a neglected Cancer . . .
These structurally bias, or closed institutions, become nothing more than profit-streams for government budgets, as well as commercialized non-profits, who are essentially being paid-off via grants and stipends, under imaginary and not so good Wild Horse Management paradigms — very faulty paradigms, and very abusive, darting toxic chemicals into Wild Horses! The end result of all of this, is it “insulates the “Administrators” from the Public at large, as well as interest groups, or truthful non-profits who are “not” commercialized, which, insulates them from pressure to abide by the Law, or regulatory restraints.
Resolutions can be conducted, first, by establishing Real-Time Mission Statements, within these government agencies mentioned above. Taking the premise of “regulatory” results out of the equation, and we take-out the politics as well as a lot of the corrupt behaviors toward what government agencies feel are their survival ratios. In another word, through corrupted “regulatory” maneuvering, we not only discover (both government agencies and commercialized non-profits) perpetuation of their budgets (which these, in particular, government budgets today based upon fraudulent activity at best); but, not so ironic, no regulatory situation to cover the extreme corruption within DOI/BLM, and primary laws to protect our Wild Horses ignored, cloaked in regulatory situations, that in truth do not exist at all. Confusion is also a distraction, and DOI/BLM do it quite well.
Ultimately, within this limited context I speak of here, we find that it is transparency, as well as a firm Mission Statement (i.e. MS) to be established. But they must be bound by Law, to manage our lands and wildlife by the MS, that we can provide a better environment, and enhance our food-chain supplements, enhance and sustain our Wild Horses and all wildlife, reduce Wild Fires, and at the same time allow our heavily polluted Water Supplies in America to clean up itself, as well as the Air we breathe, and for Climate Change and Global Warming to actually “expire” . . .
There is nothing positive, for any form of life, when government agencies responsible for the health of our Public Lands and Wildlife, are essentially not doing their jobs in a competent manner. Then there is what we call, the “Human Stain”, This is a progressive form of “corruption”, and industrial-based. For money mostly, when we look at the $-Billions yearly (e.g., $-618 Billion over the past 20 years in subsidies from the Grazing Permit Programs on Public Lands) . . .
We discover through “simplicity of facts”, or what we refer also to as “truth”, actually resolves many issues. We find it is the truth that will save Wild horses, and from those who feel, both academically and from common sense through experience with Wildlife and Wild Horses, that it is this “truth” that always wins. It is just a matter of time, or actually, when do we accept the truth, rather than what is ongoing today – lies, false narratives, wayward corruption, misrepresentation of facts, or allowing the inexperienced to manage wildlife or wild horses – screw things up, and perpetuation of more lies and false narratives, to actually cover up the cover up from decades past.
In the meantime, horses die, significant wildlife from our wilderness habitats die, and here we are – looking at Global Warming, our waters we drink for health is actually polluted (we have to purchase filtered water now), the air we breath is polluted, even the dirt we plant crops upon and in wilderness areas, yes, polluted today! We have the answer, the response, and how to clean it up. And yet, we deal with corruption in our government of today, as though it is some type of reality, where there is no options – and yet, here it is, the best Option — or, the best option for industry, certainly not the Wild Horses.
June 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm
As long as wild horses not managed as a protected RESOURCE in the land use planning process Our Heritage Herds will be managed for extinction. Please request your Congressional reps to include protection for wild equids as a RESOURCE in order to amend fatally flawed BLM Resource Management plans. (RMPs) ESA criteria mandates protection of a special status native American species (RESOURCE). The RMP is their greatest threat https://phys.org/news/2021-05-ancient-horse-dna-reveals-gene.html.
In Mar of 2016 Karen.Miner@wildlife.ca.gov stated “ When and if available scientific information convinces the experts that determine the checklist of native species to North America that Equus caballus should be considered as an indigenous species, they will make the change in the next revision to the list.” YET to date, all responsible agencies have blatantly ignored the widely published mitochondrial DNA evidence of origin and geographic distinctions
Wild equids are also a historic cultural RESOURCE under Sec 106 of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act criteria. Samples: https://sandiegohistory.org/sites/default/files/journal/v60-3/v60-3lacson.pdf. https://www.indianhorse.com/about/american-indian-horse-history/
The court in Mt. States v Hodel found that “In structure and purpose, the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act is nothing more than a land-use regulation enacted by Congress to ensure the survival of a particular species of wildlife. As a RESOURCE, sufficient habitat for wild equids must be included in RESOURCE Management Plans, a NEPA requisite.
Passed on the heels of the Kleppe v New Mexico ruling the ACEC program was conceived in the 1976 Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) This established the conservation ecology mandate for the BLM. https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-43/subtitle-B/chapter-II/subchapter-A/part-1600/subpart-1601.
PDF Wild Horses and Burros Management Handbook – Bureau of Land Management Under 43 CFR 4700.0-6(b), WH&B shall be considered comparably with other RESOURCE values in the formulation of LUPs. This means WH&B are to be considered in the same manner as other RESOURCE values (e.g., cultural, historic, scenic, rangelands, timber, and minerals).
The BLM is required by National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321, et seq., to prepare Environmental Assessments or EAs or, if indicated, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) or Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), for any proposed changes to public lands that may have a significant environmental impact. A significant environmental impact includes actions that are likely to be highly controversial or have uncertain effects on the quality of our lives and that affect cultural and historical RESOURCES. 40 C.F.R. §1508.27(b). The agencies NEGLECT to include the immense significance to the general public on the extraction, reduction, and destruction of a protected national icon while circumventing seminal laws of conservation, preservation and maintenance.
Revenues generated from excise taxes are apportioned to state wildlife agencies through the 1937 Pittman-Robertson Act for conservation efforts, https://www.animallaw.info/statute/us-funding-state-pittman-roberson-act-chapter-5b-wildlife-restoration#669a.
Therefore, Amendments to RESOURCE management plans (RMPs) are necessary and imperative to correct habitat deficiencies to maintain and rewild herds.
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June 16, 2022 at 4:05 am
Yes, as you have pointed out, in accord with the articles, the DOI/BLM is a Regulatory Management principle that does not work. And the Regulatory Management process gives a very narrow limitation on diversity, as well as Lands Management Health by design — which, can only be developed by a Mission Statement Standard of Public Lands Management. In another word, the reality of sustainability within the Wild Horses and Wildlife Diversity is only accessible via the Mission Statement Standards of Process – thereby, the Laws readopt toward the Mission Statements, as shown in those agencies driven by Mission Statement Management. But this also opens the door to the actual use, and respect, toward the WH&B Act of 1971, which is a Mission Statement Process fundamental to Diversity and the actual ReWilding and leaving the Wild Horses alone, in their appropriate Public Lands based areas.
June 15, 2022 at 8:30 pm
John you have absolutely hit the nail on the head and explained the situation perfectly. Now we need everyone to act on it- we need the big corruption machine to be disabled. But how?
Thanks for another accurate article!!