Finally, BLM is doing someyhing besides pandering to the Cattlemen and the gas
and mining corporations. Finally, not kissing up to the Billionaires. I'd
like to see them carrying buckets of water to the horses. They've been
killing them long enough.
Clearly the commenters are just choosing to cherry pick isolated bits of trivia
that reinforce their own ideas when the fact is that hauling water to horses
would not be needed if welfare ranchers with range leases did not fence around
natural water and fence horses out of best range (in violation of federal law).
And clearly the an overwhelming majority of Americans want to presearce
Americas wil horses,ranchers with range leases lease American public land far
below the market value of that range, which is leased to people that would
never qualify for welfare but yet who are allowed to lease american pulbic land
for less than the adminstrative costs to the taxpayers of administering those
leases. The fact is that since the enactment of the wildhorseandburro act
was passed in '71 90 % of the horses on the range have been removed and
replaced with privately owned cattle doing untold ecological damage....
Couldn't agree more with the first two comments. Not only are we wasting
money on this water nonsense but even more money is being spent on the care and
feeding of those horses that have been rounded are kept in corrals for who knows
how long. Why do our government employees always cave into the animal lovers
instead of caring about the taxpayer who is footing the bills? And finally,
with so many children dying from malnutrition and disease in refugee camps in
Africa why doesn't their welfare come ahead of these horses? I guess
common sense is dead.
Waste of taxpayer money. If private funding is secured, by all means. But
taxpayer money?...no way!
Hauling water to wild Horses? Um I guess we can throw out survival of the
fittest. Maybe we should haul water to the deer, elk, and buffalo. In the the
winter we should haul out dead chickens for the bobcats too! Maybe we should
hire veterinarians to patch up wounded deer. Lets not call them "wild"
horses any more sense the BLM likes to play God and interfere with the process
of natural selection. Not only are our tax dollars paying for people to haul
water to horses but we also still pay people to kill coyotes. I guess the
Coyote is the lowest form of creature ever created but continues to evolve into
the most adaptive creature on planet earth! The wild horse can't further
evolve because the BLM can't leave them be!