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Horses and cows are in no way natural enemies. Both are herbivores with no hunting instincts who spend hours a day quietly grazing grassy fields and chewing their cud. However, cattle ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) want everyone to think otherwise.

As the above video explains, cattle ranchers and the BLM want people to believe that wild horses must be rounded up and sent to holding facilities and slaughterhouses because they pose a threat to livestock cattle who are allowed to roam public lands. Not only are ranches invading public lands that the horses rightfully reside on, but the government-funded culling of wild horses is leading to the extinction of our icon of freedom of the Wild West.

The video posted by Heber Wild Horses, a wild horse advocacy group in Arizona, reveals just what cattle ranchers and the BLM do not want you to see – that wild horses and cattle peacefully coexist, even when forced to share natural resources like a watering hole. This awesome video debunks all the arguments from ranchers and the BLM that wrongfully say wild horses pose a danger to livestock.

Many animal rights advocates and horse lovers are tirelessly fighting to save our wild horses from unnecessary slaughter and extinction. A petition on Care2 explains that the BLM plans to send 92,000 wild horses and burros to slaughter under the 2018 budget. If you are outraged this vile practice continues to go on, please take a moment to sign this petition and urge your representatives to stand up for and protect our wild horses.

Many people are entirely unaware our wild horses are being culled and slaughtered for cattle ranches, so PLEASE share this with your network to gain more support for this very important cause.

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stewart lands
1 Years Ago


Cattlemen want fewer horses in order to increase forage for livestock. No mystery there. But there are entirely different reasons that BLM and others want to see them controlled, including the fact that they compete with wildlife for food and water. And so do cattle... Rather than bicker over which of the two species we should encourage and which we should reduce, we should instead consider the effects of both on every other species on the landscape. Conservation groups including the Sierra Club advocate for reduced horses and cattle in order to protect our native wildlife, and so should One Green Planet. Since when are we ignorant enough to fall for pleas by consumptive special interests? If you want to see evidence of horses driving wildlife from water, google "horses drive elk from water hole, mesa verde national park" (images). and read the article in the Cortez Journal. Above all, be skeptical of claims by any special interest group.


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Heidi Christensen
1 Years Ago

The Propaganda is that Horses are eating up all the grass that is for Cattle and that unless horses are disposed of the cattle will starve! This is BULL!!!


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oscar010
1 Years Ago

this is a total bullshit story I am a rancher and horses and cattle get along just fine, the author of this story is full of shit and should be fired and called out for her lame fucking story.


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Phare
21 Sep 2017

Then maybe you should read the story again because she is stating exactly what you are. That cattle and horses get along just fine. This video is satire against the propaganda that ranchers have been spreading that horses and cattle do NOT get along, NOT Ms. Brooks.

DB
1 Years Ago

I see a fence in the video, so I\'m calling B.S. on this whole story. Wild horses...don\'t think so. Maybe Miss Brooks should stick to Spelling Bees.


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Phare
21 Sep 2017

People READ the story! The video is satire and is simply showing that horses and cattle DO get along. By the way, BLM lands DO have fences, otherwise when cattle or horses reached the boundaries they would be loose in private lands or in towns...jeezsh!

Ernie
1 Years Ago

I know the nature of this page is to cause outrage & SOME of the stories on here are accurate while others are completely over blown or down right BS.
The left are causing more extreme damage to states than famers/ranchers/loggers/hunters ever dreamed about. I was visiting family this summer n Oregon where I was born & raised. When I was a kid the forests fires were NEVER as bad as they are now thanks to the libs in Salem & the ignorant tree huggers. Timber companies, logging companies & loggers managed the forests to keep them growing & keep them healthy because it was their livelihood. When there was a fire they were ALL there to help put it out. There were no weeks & months of thick blankets of smoke choking animals & residents while the fires raged. Billions of dollars are wasted every year fighting fires that should NEVER have happened. Tens of thousands of acres, hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed because the libs think they know better. Logging kept the forests healthy & kept the ecosystem within the forests healthy, growing & thriving.
As for PUBLIC grazing land. Under the obama regime people like harry reid were locking up millions of acres of PUBLIC lands so they could sell mineral right to foreign countries. Ranchers lost valuable grazing lands, hunters were no longer allowed to hunt, hikers were no longer allowed to hike, etc. Once again, ranchers have been managing grazing lands for many many many years to benefit the land, their cattle & yes, even the wild horse populations. Organizations like PETA & the save the wild horsie societies believe animals should all be left to run free without interference, but what they don\'t seem to understand is that left unmanaged they will over populate grazing lands & end up starving themselves into extinction. While I do not like that the BLM is rounding them up for slaughter, that is what it has come down to & it is NOT because ranchers want the horses gone so their cattle can have the land.
As for the wolves that the libs believe are so wonderful, I live in Alaska & every year wolves are taking pets & stalking children. When the snows come late especially. Wolves are relentless killers, they are NOT always hunters. They kill for lack of anything better to do. They have decimated entire herds of elk & left them to rot & not a word from the libs but when wolves are killed to control their populations & reduce the damage they cause, the libs distort, embellish or out right lie as to what is REALLY happening & why.
It\'s one thing to step to help protect dogs & cats abused & neglected by stupid, ignorant, cruel people it is quite another to believe that allowing wild animals to run free & be themselves & all the world will be rainbows & cotton candy is dangerous & frankly, it\'s ignorant.


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Theresa
21 Sep 2017

Wow, I can tell you are a Reichwing Propaganda Troll.. You lack intelligence..

One problem that I\'ve heard over the yrs and I have been around for many of them, half a century.. Is that Ranchers always seem to think they own the land which is public land, I will say that again, PUBLIC LAND!!!!... The sad thing is, is that the Ranchers seem to think they own the land, which is PUBLIC LAND!!!!... They don\'t!!!.. That is one of the reasons they tried to do away with the Buffalo!.. Those cows that you see in that video are not indigenous to this country.. They are British/England Bred.. Meaning they came over here on the boat!!! At the same time of the European Invasion and I am not talking the Beatles either!!!!

Ranchers back in the day use to try to run the early settlers of the land because of the cattle.. There were also range wars of the free grazers when the Texas cattle drives would bring the cows to market up in Chicago!!.. So, the Ranchers are nothing but a bunch of morons who don\'t like to work or play with humans or other animals!!!.. Nothing but a selfish bunch of Morons who think they own everything!!.. Which they don\'t!!!!!!







Ernie
09 May 2018

Theresa, you have been around a whole 1/2 century? Wow! So that makes you wiser than who? I have also been around for a 1/2 century & I do not lack intelligence, but I am not surprised at your comment, wrong as it is & it is no surprise that because someone does not share YOUR opinion you start calling them names.....typical of someone who is severely lacking intelligence & FACTS. Also, I am not a troll. What I am is the daughter of a rancher who ran horses, cattle & sheep on private & public land & at the same time. Amazingly they managed to coexist with few issues. Not once did dad or any of his hands EVER think they "owned" any public land, but they did their best to be good stewards of the land that they received permission to graze on. I was raised in what was once considered the timber capital of the world, yes, I said the world. I grew up with people who had family who worked in the woods/timber industry for generations & some were from families who were not only ranchers but also timber workers. There were times growing up when being stewards of the PUBLIC lands we had to round up livestock & repair fencing because the PUBLIC tore down fences & were driving their 4x4 rigs & ATVs on the land leaving behind their beer cans & trash & there were times when dad, his family & his hands worked side by side with loggers & timber workers fighting wildfires on PUBLIC lands including forests free of charge because the PUBLIC couldn\'t be bothered with following laws on camping/campfires or because the PUBLIC decided to chuck a lit cigarette out of a vehicle window as they were driving on PUBLIC land/roadways or because the liberal politicians decided to reduce logging to thin forests & clear under brush to help keep wildfires somewhat easier to control & prevent them from devastating hundreds of thousands of acres of PUBLIC lands & forests. But because you call names YOU know better than anyone, right? When was the last time YOU volunteered to fight wildfires started by lightening or the PUBLIC or volunteered as support staff in a fire camp? Bet it\'s not to difficult to guess the answer to that.
You say that bull in the photo is not native, that it is British/England bred. Really? You are so sure of that are you? So tell us Theresa, what breed is that bull? You have been around for 1/2 a century, so tell us.

John Robb
1 Years Ago

Ranchers, County\'s and City\'s own the Water Rights on 90% of the High Desert if it has not been stolen by the Bureaucrats. Shutdown the BLM and allow the holders of the Water Rights and Grazing Rights manage the Wild Horses just like they do the other Livestock, Sheep, Goats and Cattle. Carnivores and other harmful Species should all be managed by the Ranchers using Licensed Hunters in cooperation with the States.


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Theresa
21 Sep 2017

Really??... Hmm, and so every other animal will be extinct because ranchers will kill them off.. It happened to the timber wolf, the bear, grizzly bear, and so forth.. They are now just starting to make a come back!!!.. The only thing that the Rancher cares about is their profit.. Without the cows they make NO money!!!... So, they get to kill off all of the wild animals just to keep the cows happy, oh, excuse me, themselves happy!!!.. Everything has a purpose of being where they are.. It is called nature.. Hunters have killed of the Bald Eagle, the Wild Turkey.. Which today they are also making a come back.. It is pretty sad when you grow up and the only place you see a Wild Turkey or Bald Eagle is in a zoo!.. Or the domestic turkey on the table - which also isn\'t indigenous to this country..

I guess you aren\'t too bright either, huh??

Ernie
09 May 2018

Hahaha!!!! Theresa, do you live in a bubble or do you just prefer to swallow whatever the left wing liberals feed you? It is comical to read the B.S. you post. Actually it\'s sad & pathetic that you believe the liberal propaganda you spew without having facts to back it up. In what world have hunters killed off Bald Eagles? It is illegal to kill Bald Eagles or even possess a single feather unless you are the member of a Native American tribe. As for the wild turkey, seriously? wild turkeys are all over the place. There is a hunting season for turkeys, but people aren\'t running through the woods blasting away at turkeys.
Do yourself a favor, R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H subjects that you obviously know NOTHING about. Look into the number of birds that are killed every year by the enormous ugly wind turbines (that despite the names is NOT run on wind) & the acres of solar panel cluttering up the landscape.
People like you have some goofy idea that all animals will just live happy lives romping in meadows & being best friends, you have no idea what coyotes & wolves are REALLY like & you don\'t want to because it does not fit with the liberal agenda.
Theresa, it is better to remain silent & be thought a fool, than to speak & remove ALL doubt.

RRS in MN
1 Years Ago

92,000?!?!?!? That\'s the entire wild horse population left! There are fewer than 50,000 left in the wild, and well over 47,000 already being held in various containment corrals scattered around the West. This is criminal!!!


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Jim
1 Years Ago

I’m always surprised when you goofy left-wing environmentalists think you have the answers to all of nature’s problems. A good example is when you used the spotted owl to shut down logging twenty years ago. Now the west can hardly breath in the summer because all the fires burning mature forests. I wonder how your owl likes that. Anyway when you have areas that have thousands of wild horses that are reproducing every year what do you do with them? They have no predators. Let’s ship them to your state. Or maybe since you all love wolves you could breed a hybrid wolf large enough to pull down a wild horse and then eat them alive like the do elk and moose. That would really make you happy then.


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Ernie
20 Sep 2017

BRAVO! Well said!

Sheree
21 Sep 2017

Finally a common sense approach that would benefit wild lands. By all means bring back the wolves. Why a hybrid? A wolf pack can bring down a wild horse, especially the frail or the young. That is how nature works. Splendid idea Jim!

Phare
21 Sep 2017

Actually it would make me very happy. I managed cattle and horse ranches for years and saw it was domestic dogs packing that killed our cattle, foals, baby elk and deer. They didn\'t eat them, just killed them. I can\'t tell you how many elk were shot by hunters and died from their wounds, long suffering deaths because the "hunters" didn\'t have experience and were poor shots. All hunters shot the largest and healthiest of the elk and deer. Wolves kill the unhealthy and weakest which strengthens the herd. Wolves balance nature, humans do NOT. I also saw hunters killing mules an horses thinking they were elk because they didn\'t know the difference. Not all people who care about the environment and this planet are "left-wing". Why do you have to draw a line and always bing in politics. People like me who have actually LIVED and experienced what we talk about are better equipped to understand the issues first hand.

HMyers
21 Sep 2017

Jim, you are a disappointment to the human race and to wild animals.

HMyers
21 Sep 2017

Jim, You are a disappointment to the human race and to wild animals

Kate
1 Years Ago

Well, that was pretty terrifying. I believe nothing the BLM says and if you ask me I think it is them BLM and the ranchers who should be put in a holding per-forever. Greed is an ugly thing and they are both guilty of that. In my mind ranching and factory "farming"-nothing farm like about it-are just hoarding for financial gains.Both have far too much money and power and the BLM is just loathsome. Every once in a while they do something right but those times are rare-kind of like the USDA. Innocent animals should never die for the greed of people.


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Hansen Eddie
21 Sep 2017

@ Phare, I agree, feral dogs are more likely to kill livestock than wolves just for the sport of it. Feral dog packs are dangerous and not afraid of people, and many people are not afraid of dogs until it is to late when dealing with a pack. I have problems where feral dogs got in to a petty zoo and killed everything. Wolves do what they do based on what the environment is putting them thru, not because they like to kill. It would be better to get rid of feral dogs than wolves.

Laura
1 Years Ago

Not surprising that the BLM and ranchers lie. They have deceived the public for decades. Unfortunately, innocent horses will pay for those lies and be rounded up/murdered to appease the ranchers. Money talks better than words. Our government SUCKS! Bureaucrats are overpaid, pompous jerks. If Mother Nature doesn\'t destroy them, maybe a revolution will. We are sick of Big Brother.


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Carole
20 Sep 2017

Save the wild horses! Stop eating cows....it will save the cows too.



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