September 22, 2019

The Insanity About Horses

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I was sent a press release from the Department of Agriculture concerning horses that are showing up dead in places around the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF) in Arizona. Along with the press release I received some background information about “feral livestock” (wild horses) and how those horses came to be in the ASNF.

In 1974, a small section of the ASNF was designated as “Wild Horse Territory.” What few horses there were in that area died off over a period of approximately 25 years.

In 2001, a fire destroyed 500,000 acres and along with it boundary fencing. In the aftermath of the fire, reseeding took place. With no fencing, I am told the horses outside the ASNF discovered the new grasses and took up residence. As a result of the over-abundant “feral livestock” occupying habitat that science had shown could only support about 80 horses, over-browsing and habitat destruction has caused the elk and deer populations to plummet. Government authorities attempted to round up these horses but met stiff resistance from the insane environmentalists who actually believe that these horses are direct descendants of the Spanish Conquistadors. (One horse even looks like Cortes)

Now, we see the effort to resolve this problem is tied up in the courts where it will take years to find an answer. In the meantime, millions of dollars are being spent to find and stop those who may have found it necessary to kill these unwanted horses that are destroying their property and extirpating the elk and deer herds in this area.

And thus, the USDA has issued the below press release for your reading enjoyment. As I was told, “Only in America.”

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