Last Friday I wrote about human destruction of wilderness areas. You can read about it here:
Now comes a report about the US plan to kill up to 45,000 wild horses and burros:
The U.S. government is coming under fire from animal rights activists amid concerns that almost 45,000 wild horses could be euthanized in an attempt to control their numbers.
Last week the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommended that the Bureau euthanize or sell “without limitation” excess “unadoptable” horses and burros in the BLM’s off-range corrals and pastures.
An “unadoptable” horse or burro is typically at least 5 years old, making them less attractive for purchase or adoption. The bureau has more than 44,000 horses and more than 1,000 burros in off-range pastures and corrals.
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The inhabitants of this planet (ALL inhabitants, plant and animal) are not mere commodities to be managed and sold by the BLM or anyone else. The inhabitants of this continent did quite well before the Europeans arrived. And it's been downhill ever since.
The US is at the forefront of wilderness destruction. That needs to change if we are to survive.
Let these horses roam free on public lands, and let nature take its course.