Propaganda (def.) — information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
The use of propaganda is a consistent tool to destroy wild horses, and sadly not just in the United States. The Australian government appears to be just as ruthless and deadly.
Nature reports today (11/1/21) that:
“Up to 10,000 feral horses might be killed or removed from Australia’s largest alpine national park under a draft plan to control the rapidly growing population of non-native animals. Scientists have welcomed the idea of removing them, but are alarmed that the plan still allows for thousands to remain, threatening endangered species and habitats.”
“The proposed cull, in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales (NSW), contrasts with a ban on lethal control measures in the United States, where large populations of wild horses known as mustangs also cause problems.”
” . . . wild horses known as mustangs also cause problems.”
The powers that be in Washington (Dept of Interior / Bureau of Land Management) use the same stock and trade reason for the deadly roundups — which has never been proven scientifically unless you count the government’s deliberate falsification of the facts as science, whether it is the Yank or Aussie government.
Look at this. Aussie scientists say “Australian plan to cull up to 10,000 wild horses doesn’t go far enough.” What a bloodthirsty bunch. Who pays these guys and why? Because this is NOT accurate science.
Speaking of the word “cull”, it was reported just the other day that the Forest Service plans to cull the Arizona wild horse herd. “The federally protected herd near Heber, Arizona is too big to exist alongside cattle and wildlife and will be reduced from 400 to about 100 horses, the Forest Service says.”
Federally protected. Do they have the least inkling of what that means? They need protecting from the federal government.
Then there is this.
“. . . at least 20 wild horses have been shot in recent years. The U.S. Forest Service, which is leading the investigation, has named no suspects.” This is highly suspicious. It is our opinion that the USFS either knows who murdered these horses or did it themselves.
What is to be done? Can anything be done?
Dedicated wild horse advocates have been working to protect and preserve America’s wild horses and burros since Wild Horse Annie days. It is a shame and a stain on American democracy so-called that federally protected wild horses are being rounded up illegally all across public lands and many, many killed including in foreign slaughterhouses, or corralled endlessly on the taxpayer’s dime. It is quite literally — criminal.
Where do we go from here? Whom do we appeal to? Certainly not the U.S. government. And notice this. It does not matter who the President is or which political party is in control in Washington. The Australian government appears to be similarly disinterested and impotent in this matter.
Wild Horse Annie
Who is Wild Horse Annie?
“‘Wild Horse Annie'” was the nickname of Velma Bronn Johnston (1912–77), who loved mustangs all her life. When she saw mustangs being rounded up and killed to make room for ranchers’ livestock, she knew she had to speak up. In 1950, she began writing letters to local newspapers and politicians, defending the horses’ right to roam free.”
“Many people told Annie to hush up, but they couldn’t stop her. She soon became a voice for mustangs throughout the state of Nevada, speaking on their behalf at town halls and meetings.”
“But Annie was only one person, and she wanted to do more. So she got children to speak up, too, by having them write letters to Washington, D.C. officials to ask them to save the mustangs. Finally, with the help of her young “pencil brigade,” Annie persuaded Congress to pass nationwide laws protecting wild horses and burros on public land nationwide.” Source.
We feel so very sad, and totally useless, impotent, when it comes to America’s wild horses and burros. Mostly we feel ashamed.
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