Proposal to euthanize wild horses spu...

Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate

There are 25 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 7, 2008, titled Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Animal rights activists and ranchers are clashing over a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses as a way to deal with their surplus numbers.

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“Watching the Lemming parade”

Since: Apr 08

St Paul

#1 Jul 7, 2008
"The American people have spoken—they want to preserve these wild horses," said Dalton.

I seriously dont remember ever offering MY opinion either way.....
dumptopxi

Pennington, NJ

#2 Jul 7, 2008
Put paper bag over your head. Then you can find
someone.
It is time

Cannon Falls, MN

#3 Jul 7, 2008
"Wild" horses are are not native to the West and should not be given any more consideration that any other non-native species. If they need to be exterminated, then, so be it.
BBQ Man

Baraboo, WI

#4 Jul 7, 2008
Horse, the "other" red meat. Good crackers! The PETA freaks have gotten their way and shut down the butchering of horses. It is the biggest reason we have all seen the stories of the starving horses and I am afraid we will see more as the economy worsens. If there is overpopulation, shooting them is more humane than watching them starve.
BBQ Man

Baraboo, WI

#5 Jul 7, 2008
They censored the word c r a c k e r s What a bunch of SH*T!
BBQ Man

Baraboo, WI

#7 Jul 7, 2008
Kevin G wrote:
CRACKERS CRACKERS CRACKERS they are so good with some peanut butter on top
Yes the are. Maybe if we say Saltine?
Doug

Ely, MN

#8 Jul 7, 2008
Doesn't ANYONE have any intelligent comments to post on the issue?
It seems that everyone that has commented should get a life!!
Tracey

Etters, PA

#9 Jul 7, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management is just another Dept of Natural Resources on the federal level. They all have dollar signs in their eyes and all they want to do is Kill, Confine and Control wildlife.
Citizen

El Paso, TX

#11 Jul 7, 2008
I am sorry It would be better to shoot them to keep from an agonizing death starving. and the fact that we are in a severe drouth is speeding up the process. No food no water is a horriable way to die. They have in the past been rounded up and adopted out but with the cost of having a horse now day is prohititive. I guess that you could say that letting them die of starvation is the natural process of nature controling it's self.
Cracker

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Jul 7, 2008
Personally, I enjoy dog meat. Fatten up them there dogs.
Bottle Rocket

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Jul 7, 2008
From the article: "Last year about $22 million of the entire horse program's $39 million budget was spent on holding horses in agency pens. Next year the costs are projected to grow to $26 million with an overall budget that is being trimmed to $37 million.

"The American people have spoken—they want to preserve these wild horses," said Dalton. "

Oh really, Ms. Dalton? I haven't spoken yet. And I'm not sure I want $26 million of federal TAXPAYER money spent on this program.

We would only need a fraction of the $26 million to pay for transportation costs to Juarez, where we could sell the horses to be processed for food.

"Only in America" do the animal rights groups and PETA fanatics have such control and influence.

Why is it OK for us to consume absurd numbers of Big Mac hamburgers and kill all those cattle, but any time deer or horses are mentioned as a food source either domestically or abroad, the fanatics have us convinced that we're "Killing Bambi" and "Killing Trigger"?

Keep in mind the mindset of these far-left PETA-type groups. Remember the "Got milk?" campaign of a few years ago, where celebrities were shown with a "milk mustache"?

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in one ad. PETA believes that drinking cow milk is wrong, and that it is a carcinogenic.

When Giuliani was diagnosed years later with prostate cancer, PETA doctored a picture of the mayor to make it look like he had a milk mustache, and ran an ad with the headline: "GOT CANCER?"

Regardless of your opinion of Giuliani, we should realize that these are the types of animal-rights whackos we're talking about.
Bottle Rocket

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 Jul 7, 2008
Interesting...Lacy Dalton, co-founder of the "Let 'Em Run" foundation, is also the Lacy J. Dalton of country music fame.

Am I the on;y one who is tired of being preached to by celebrities?

According to her Musicianguide.com bio, "Her father, who played the guitar, mandolin, and banjo, worked as a hunting guide on a nature preserve."

I think Ms. Dalton has, as they say in Hollywood-speak, "issues" over her daddy helping to kill animals.
Homer J

Baraboo, WI

#15 Jul 7, 2008
Bottle Rocket wrote:
Interesting...Lacy Dalton, co-founder of the "Let 'Em Run" foundation, is also the Lacy J. Dalton of country music fame.
Am I the on;y one who is tired of being preached to by celebrities?
According to her Musicianguide.com bio, "Her father, who played the guitar, mandolin, and banjo, worked as a hunting guide on a nature preserve."
I think Ms. Dalton has, as they say in Hollywood-speak, "issues" over her daddy helping to kill animals.
The day these nuts can tell me there is not ONE child going hungry in the United States is the day I will give them money. Until then they can all go to He*l!
A guide on a hunting preserve? Thats a real challenge. Anyone who listens to so called "celebrities" for any information needs to do a little more research on whatever topic they are spouting off about chances are the information they are getting is totally wrong.
JHD

Reno, NV

#16 Jul 9, 2008
Nature has a system for controlling herd population. It takes a few seasons, but if we just butt out the problem will take care of itself. Intervention by man is the single biggest cause of wild animal population problems.
I pass a huge BLM wild horse holding facility near Pyramid Lake on a regular basis. There are always lots of wild horses there, until last week. Now it is empty. Wonder where they went.
Wild horses standing free by the road is a beautiful and majestic sight, and one that is going to dissapear if we aren't careful.
idiena

Spring Grove, PA

#17 Jun 29, 2012
It is time wrote:
"Wild" horses are are not native to the West and should not be given any more consideration that any other non-native species. If they need to be exterminated, then, so be it.
B S! know your science. They were here before man. Some species of human are not native to the west either!
DBS

United States

#18 Jun 30, 2012
Horses came to Earth from outerspace in the 1950s. Get the facts straight.
Church Lady

Santa Cruz, CA

#19 Jun 30, 2012
DBS wrote:
Horses came to Earth from outerspace in the 1950s. Get the facts straight.
No. God created the Earth and the Heavens just 3000 years ago. He (not she) created Horses 3000 years ago when he created the Universe with a word out of nothingness. Read the Bible and learn to live as a child of the all knowing, all seeing male God just like the Church Lady does.
Church Lady

Santa Cruz, CA

#20 Jun 30, 2012
No. God, he not she, created Horses 3000 years ago when he created the Earth and the Heavens with a word from the nothingness. Live the path of the righteous like Church Lady does.
Colbyscumbag

Santa Clara, CA

#21 Jun 30, 2012
And PRAY that Colbyloser gets a job!!!

Then the taxpayers won't have to support his whiny, lazy carcass.

Amen.

Hallelulia!!!!
DBS

United States

#22 Jun 30, 2012
Colbyscumbag wrote:
And PRAY that Colbyloser gets a job!!!
Then the taxpayers won't have to support his whiny, lazy carcass.
Amen.
Hallelulia!!!!
I always laugh at republicans like you who live off of public asistance. Fake much?

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