When I compare this issue to the issues we deal with in the management of wild horses it is the same manmade problem, with scapegoating animals natural behaviors or responses to manmade issues, and always in favor of making someone a profit. In this issue with salmon and sea lions, it is the fisherman who complains about the fish population decline, thus decrease in his profit. In the issue of wild horses, it is the rancher who complains, there is less forage so he can put fewer cows or sheep on the land, thus decrease in his profit.
©CAES Jan.24, 2018 This document may not be copied or used without consent of CAES. For permission contact our office at 541.315.6650 24 January 2018; CAES filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). We have alleged that Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) did in fact commit ethics violations, and US Criminal Code Title … Continue reading Citizens Against Equine Slaughter Files a Formal Ethics Complaint Against a Sitting Congressman
In a unprecedented step to stop the heavy impact of livestock grazing on our public lands, we have joined environmental and wildlife organizations to fight for our wildlands. The petition asks for limits to be set in areas that are fragile or need rest to recover from grazing impacts. It also asks for reductions in … Continue reading Breaking News – 20 Environmental and Wildlife Organizations Have Petitioned President Trump, Sec. of the Int. Zinke and Congress to Rectify the Livestock Grazing Issues on Public Lands.
Many of the things that are often said of wild horses and burros are really done by the livestock. "Range scientists have published studies showing that cattle prefer to linger in riparian areas and that stocking rate is more important than grazing system."