HSUS needs to go out and lead an open investigation with all concerned parties meeting in the Owyhee HMA and looking at the entire area as well as questioning contractors and getting flight data. The region should be scoured for the tracks of horses and where they were driven from. This is a BLM made tragedy as all of them are, carried out by the Cattoor Livestock Company. mar
Exactly! HSUS should take advantage of the new ruling by Judge Hicks and study the public land areas where concerned people were previously kept away. I can’t help but think that the ruling can be used for further access to lands, even before an actual roundup is in progress. HSUS has the manpower and funds to spearhead such an investigation.
I have a real problem with information that has been put out about these so called wild horses. What they really are is Ferrel horses that were released by people, ranchers, people who could not care for them, or just did not want a horse after the auto/trucks came into being. They do a lot of damage to wild areas that support wildlfe, and take away a lot of food and water that is used by the real native animals. They have to be managed, and if it was truly reasoned, eliminated from the west. I hope someday that people will wake up and realize that they are not a native animal, but a animal that has been released by people who no longer wanted or needed them.
The HSUS needs to pull it’s head out of the sand and take a look at realistic management of wild horses. Read this letter to the editor from the contractor! HSUS and Cloud are the one who are causing the deaths, not BLM!