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Wild Horse and Burro Q & A, 2/16/2016

Caliente 2/16

Caliente 2/16

Wild Horse Education has presented a few “video blogs” when time to respond to public inquiry has been limited. The video blogs have been very well received and we have noted that they are viewed often. To access older entries click HERE.

In this video Laura Leigh answers questions received either through social media or at wheqna@gmail.com

Leigh had been out all morning in the wind and had internet connection issues in transferring the file (too large) so completed the file transfer in black and white. “Just call me blinky. Had to drive to find service to upload. Life in NV.” Timeline of questions listed below the video are approximations of timecode as they may have changed in transfer.

( 1:35 ) Eagle/Caliente Wrap up links mentioned in video: body scoring and the wild horse http://wildhorseeducation.org/body-scoring-and-the-wild-horse/ article on humane handling and transparency http://wildhorseeducation.org/2016/02/12/an-important-anniversary-paving-the-way/

( 4:37 ) Sarge Update Article on who Sarge is and where he comes from http://wildhorseeducation.org/2015/11/04/sarge-a-poster-child-for-everything-wrong-range-management-a-layer-of-bricks-part-two/

( 5:37 ) Appropriation language. Section 110. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior may transfer excess wild horses or burros that have been removed from the public lands to other Federal, State, and local government agencies for use as work animals: Provided, That the Secretary may make any such transfer immediately upon request of such Federal, State, or local government agency: Provided further, That any excess animal transferred under this provision shall lose its status as a wild free-roaming horse or burro as defined in the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

( 9:02 ) Soda fire. Where are the horses that are supposed to be returned to the range?

( 9:52 ) BLM is allowing the state of Utah to manage wild horses because of SITLA and precedent is set and states are going to ship horses off to slaughter. Is that true?

( 11:52 ) NAS report and the roundups planned in Utah of wild horse at Conger and Frisco and of burros at Sinbad. What is going on? BLM schedule of removals and/or fertility control http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/herd_management/tentative_gather_schedule.html

(  15:40 ) Do you think that the issues of trespass ranching will end with the Bundy arrests?

( 16:57 ) In your article about the first roundup you talked about a “claiming period” and citing a court decision that says wild horses can not simply be removed to make more grazing for cows. Why is it still happening and what is “claiming period?”

( 19:11 ) Why did you cut your hair?

(  20:09 ) Closure of conversation

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