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What do you think should happen with wild/feral horses?
(Select all that apply)

Use contraceptives on mares to reduce numbers
43%
716
Find more federal lands to house feral horses
33%
556
Hold the unadoptable horses for their entire lives
7%
124
Other (please specify)
16%
270

Total votes cast: 1666

Comments & Write-in Answers

Do not destroy these beautiful horses.

8/2/2010 9:08:31 PM

Let all the bleeding hearts keep them for life.

8/2/2010 8:33:55 PM

geld more of the stallions

8/2/2010 7:03:19 PM

Cattle ranchers should buy their own land and let the horses be.

8/2/2010 4:11:41 PM

nature will balance out on its own, stop interfering.

8/2/2010 3:43:17 PM

mustangs can teach us alot about horses in a natural state

8/2/2010 3:10:37 PM

Stop murdering wild horses!! They are a National Treasure and should be treated as such!!

8/2/2010 2:34:00 PM

Also- make adoption easier. Just don't torture them! the deserve comfortable lives.

8/2/2010 2:00:16 PM

Land is hard to come by. Make adoption a better option for people!!

8/2/2010 8:47:57 AM

Leave them alone! They were here long before we were! This is their land and we are the intruders!

8/1/2010 9:07:06 PM

Let them alone! The BLM has made up all the claims that they need to be removed.

8/1/2010 7:59:03 PM

leave them alone!!

8/1/2010 7:55:58 PM

The BLM does a terrible job.

8/1/2010 7:07:18 PM

reduce number of cattle and return range to the mustangs

8/1/2010 5:18:22 PM

adopt, limit Gov.hold time,exportForiegn use, SLAUGHTER

8/1/2010 1:02:23 PM

Release them for sale to individuals or auction.

8/1/2010 12:10:28 PM

geld all stallions, remove most of them from the range and adopt

8/1/2010 10:51:11 AM

Make the rich cattlemen that are leasing federal land for pennies give it back to the horses

8/1/2010 10:34:25 AM

stop "giving" federal land to corporate cattle farms for grazing!

8/1/2010 7:41:21 AM

much hay is wasted here in the east, use it to feed the wild horses

7/31/2010 11:27:12 PM

There are no easy answers.

7/31/2010 9:33:12 PM

euthanasia

7/31/2010 9:16:12 PM

Legislation should be passed that allows ALL horses & donkeys to remain free & roaming 4 their lives

7/31/2010 8:16:59 PM

train the horses for riding and donate them to childrens hospitals, orphanages, safe houses,shelters

7/31/2010 7:43:09 PM

Leave Them Alone

7/31/2010 5:44:18 PM

euthanize them

7/31/2010 5:32:13 PM

Get the beef industry OFF the land!

7/31/2010 12:09:43 PM

euthanize old,sick,and unsound horses as deemed by veternarians

7/31/2010 11:39:45 AM

Quit letting large cattle ranchers force the mustangs onto less and less land.

7/31/2010 11:01:23 AM

foster, retrain and home to appropriate knowledgeable people

7/31/2010 7:23:45 AM

Have more adoption centers so more people can adopt.

7/31/2010 7:15:42 AM

Remove $1.25 cow/calf pairs from BLM land; contraceptives w/proper management

7/31/2010 12:45:14 AM

Stop letting cattle ranchers use federal land to graze private herds-use that for the horses.

7/31/2010 12:20:01 AM

Get the cattle off their lands and leave them alone.

7/30/2010 11:17:06 PM

Run the on throughbred tracks. That will thin their population.

7/30/2010 8:33:14 PM

even in the cases where animal population should be reduced, it should as humanely as possible

7/30/2010 7:18:39 PM

leave them alone

7/30/2010 6:25:27 PM

Slaughter the unadoptable horses

7/30/2010 2:02:04 PM

Stop giving their land to cattle.

7/30/2010 11:58:30 AM

ranchers should use NO PUBLIC lands for commercial business and keep our national trust lands safe!

7/30/2010 11:39:29 AM

plenty of room, surely, if cattle are excluded.

7/30/2010 10:53:04 AM

Leave them alone in their herds and free where they belong

7/30/2010 10:45:59 AM

hard decision! Birthcontrol will eventually stop the herd. we already are holding the horses so I gu

7/30/2010 10:35:29 AM

Stop turning people down who are willing to donate land to let mustangs run on their acerage!

7/30/2010 10:02:18 AM

They should be left protected alowed to stay in the wild 1974 wild horse &Burro act calls for.

7/30/2010 9:26:25 AM

There are millions of acres for these horses, why not let them take care of themselves. BLM, leave t

7/30/2010 9:07:22 AM

get cattle and sheep off federal lands, let mustangs held in pens for years go!

7/30/2010 8:58:06 AM

Stop low cost cattle grazing on federal lands

7/30/2010 8:48:27 AM

dispose of them as you would any other excess animals

7/30/2010 8:03:59 AM

These horses are part of our heritage and should be provided proper federal land to live naturally.

7/30/2010 12:37:41 AM

Geld some of the stallions and return them to the wild herds

7/29/2010 9:45:16 PM

I used to think they were better off rounded up for adoption but as the numbers increase in holding

7/29/2010 9:23:57 PM

Fund private rescue organizations to take care of them

7/29/2010 8:57:35 PM

leave them alone and protect them from humans. Let nature work

7/29/2010 8:42:37 PM

Horses is the foundation of USA

7/29/2010 6:28:49 PM

The important thing is to limit the number. The ones that we have now need to be protected.

7/29/2010 6:17:22 PM

selective euthanasia

7/29/2010 6:03:02 PM

lets be honest. most horse people are "users" and see no personal gain in wild horses

7/29/2010 5:47:34 PM

Euthanasia must be considered

7/29/2010 5:01:34 PM

Let them live on fedral lands, stop the lies and abuse for the almighty dollar!!

7/29/2010 4:46:39 PM

the blm are a bunch of money mongers.the horses have done well for many years w/out are involvement.

7/29/2010 4:36:00 PM

us based killer plants for humane slaughter

7/29/2010 3:46:57 PM

Geld every male possible

7/29/2010 3:19:57 PM

public/private partnerships to keep feral herds on private lands

7/29/2010 3:09:37 PM

These horses are a ntional treasure. We need to protect them.

7/29/2010 3:08:18 PM

Accept offers of private lands on which the horses could roam unmolested.

7/29/2010 2:51:09 PM

Use on the range management techniques provided by experts on wild horses

7/29/2010 2:39:24 PM

Castrate older males, retrieve federal grazing land from ranchers who only pay a pittance for use.

7/29/2010 2:38:13 PM

Gelding some of the inferior stallions would benefit as well.

7/29/2010 2:23:58 PM

Open the slaughter plants again

7/29/2010 2:08:06 PM

leave them alone as their is no problem with wild/feral horses!!!!!!

7/29/2010 1:21:18 PM

Leave them on the land that was set aside for them in the 1970's!

7/29/2010 12:50:54 PM

make adoptions easier so more people would adopt

7/29/2010 12:42:12 PM

controlled limited slaughter is more homane than starvation

7/29/2010 12:14:32 PM

selectively cull by slaughtering

7/29/2010 11:03:19 AM

Reopen/build processing plants. Meat to starving people.

7/29/2010 10:47:48 AM

adoptions should be monitored to make sure the horses are cared for. return unsold horse to thier he

7/29/2010 10:28:13 AM

Let Madeline Pickens intervene

7/29/2010 9:02:52 AM

cull or slaughter them

7/29/2010 8:56:32 AM

Stop leasing fed. land to cattle farmers.

7/29/2010 8:30:45 AM

leave them alone

7/29/2010 7:31:07 AM

kick the domesticated livestock off federal lands needed to support the wild horse population

7/29/2010 12:30:07 AM

geld studs

7/29/2010 12:29:49 AM

Spay the mares and castrate the stallions

7/29/2010 12:14:44 AM

Reopen slaughterhouses in the US

7/28/2010 11:22:42 PM

if we let them reproduce, we shoud "cull" them by any means necessary

7/28/2010 11:11:35 PM

Gelding a percentage

7/28/2010 10:45:55 PM

Stop the inhumane roundups in the extreme heat. Reduce the number of cattle grazing on federal land

7/28/2010 10:05:52 PM

leave them alone

7/28/2010 9:43:31 PM

What happened years ago? Open more land and leave them alone.

7/28/2010 8:49:39 PM

get rid of cattle on public lands.

7/28/2010 8:37:11 PM

they were here before we were

7/28/2010 8:23:25 PM

We need to redirect the resources into contraceptive control for herds.

7/28/2010 8:12:30 PM

get numbers down to a point that is good for the land and the average number of horses that are adop

7/28/2010 7:27:40 PM

The "un-adoptable" horses should be released into an area approiate for there living needs.

7/28/2010 7:16:17 PM

Life is tough, but culling some of the wild horses may sometimes be necessary (unadoptable ones).

7/28/2010 7:08:36 PM

the stallions should be kept on seperate lands for a length of time

7/28/2010 7:06:09 PM

Leave them alone

7/28/2010 6:40:10 PM

slaughter for food, locally

7/28/2010 6:30:24 PM

Need to protect wild horses like we do other wild animals!

7/28/2010 5:21:18 PM

don't roundup anymore horses than financialy can be taken care of

7/28/2010 4:49:05 PM

Reduce population with contraceptives (both mares & stallions) and euthenize ill or unadoptable hors

7/28/2010 4:43:21 PM

good treatment is a must

7/28/2010 4:26:35 PM

Need to rethink the use of slaughter houses.

7/28/2010 3:21:01 PM

The horses are fine right where they are. No additional land is needed, but less sheep and cattle i

7/28/2010 3:03:31 PM

Need to use contraceptives that can be darted into stallions for reduced fertility

7/28/2010 2:59:53 PM

More & better organized adoptions-I adopted a BLM mare and she's beautiful and SMART!

7/28/2010 2:48:07 PM

Combinationof solutions excluding slaughter and dangerous roundups

7/28/2010 2:29:48 PM

The greed of ranchers wanting wild horse habitat & poor management create this problem.

7/28/2010 2:26:35 PM

Promote ecotourism featuring wild horses; ask groups to sponsor herds - 4H clubs, riding clubs, etc.

7/28/2010 1:56:49 PM

This is a big problem and I have no idea how to solve it.

7/28/2010 1:44:44 PM

They shouldn't have to compete with cattle. The Range belongs to them!

7/28/2010 1:42:50 PM

NOT feral; horses originated in N. America, reintroduced by the Spanish in 1500s

7/28/2010 1:41:22 PM

Leave them alone and get the BLM out of there.

7/28/2010 12:54:17 PM

The BLM is an abomination! Helicopter roundups are an abomination. Leave the horses alone!

7/28/2010 12:49:15 PM

Euthanize all older un-adoptable animals, as much as it hurts my heart to say it.

7/28/2010 12:46:24 PM

Reduce amount of federal grazing land for cattle-give (back) to wild horses

7/28/2010 12:41:42 PM

Maybe geld some of the less hardy stallions

7/28/2010 12:30:17 PM

Comply woth the 1973 law and protect them in the areas they have been in for decades

7/28/2010 12:21:15 PM

adopt out! and fine those who are breeding the horses in captivity. Why breed when u can adopt?

7/28/2010 12:20:27 PM

These horses are a significant part of the history of our country, especially the West.

7/28/2010 11:55:22 AM

leave them alone !!!

7/28/2010 11:44:57 AM

Geld the stallions

7/28/2010 11:42:59 AM

Cull as the Australians do.

7/28/2010 11:29:27 AM

Restrict use of federal lands to farmers. They are part of the problem regarding horses and wolves.

7/28/2010 11:16:49 AM

selective culling take the poor quality first

7/28/2010 11:16:26 AM

Contraceptives and free roaming. Let nature do the rest..

7/28/2010 11:12:46 AM

Round them up to keep sustainable numbers and the unadoptable send to slaughter.

7/28/2010 11:06:42 AM

Unadoptable put down not fair to the horse to live contained-expense is high too.

7/28/2010 11:05:18 AM

Wiser mgmt of Fed land; stop spec interest grps (cattle) from monopolizing fed land for profit

7/28/2010 11:03:28 AM

Sterilize and find a refuge for unadoptable horses.

7/28/2010 10:27:06 AM

Do these animals really eat up all the grazing from the cows? I don't believe it. Leave them alone

7/28/2010 10:25:22 AM

BRING BACK THE SLAUGHTER MARKET

7/28/2010 10:04:58 AM

Stop use of federal lands for private grazing

7/28/2010 9:33:20 AM

Sterilize (geld) all stallions but a select few. Open adoptions to other countries..ie..Canada.

7/28/2010 9:29:03 AM

Gelding stallions

7/28/2010 9:17:27 AM

Set a maximum number of horses to remain in the wild and cull the remainder periodically.

7/28/2010 9:06:12 AM

stop eating beef leave them on the land

7/28/2010 8:54:37 AM

What is with the BLM> Running horses to death and fencing them off from H20 is barbaric

7/28/2010 8:37:38 AM

Do nothing to the horses. Take away many of the grazing rights for the millions of cattle

7/28/2010 8:37:07 AM

reducing numbers is only long term solution; public sentiment requires we hold excess horses

7/28/2010 8:34:50 AM

Slaughter and give the meat free of charge to the needy.

7/28/2010 8:32:47 AM

PZP - it works, humanely and with no behavioral effects

7/28/2010 8:10:31 AM

These horses are not wildlife, and in most cases not related to the original mustang. Alpo, or Food

7/28/2010 7:36:09 AM

lEAVE THEM ALONE!

7/28/2010 7:35:39 AM

Humans want to live forever, and the Horses must be allowed their live spans, we do NOT OWN THIS EAR

7/28/2010 7:06:15 AM

Let them remain wild.

7/28/2010 6:44:18 AM

no roundups,use contraceptives,charge per head of cattle grazed to pay for it,limit cattle nos.

7/28/2010 4:59:41 AM

Wild horses have managed to survive without human intervention. It is only since the BLM has decided

7/28/2010 4:17:26 AM

How about removing some of the 5.5 million cattle and sheep on subsidized grazing!

7/28/2010 3:40:05 AM

geld the stallions and colts

7/28/2010 3:27:36 AM

Keeping good quality stallions entire while gelding horses with faults.

7/28/2010 3:02:55 AM

castrate the male horses. Wouldn't that be easier than working on the mares?

7/28/2010 2:31:31 AM

Leae them alone, why is this a problem?

7/28/2010 1:43:37 AM

Contraceptives, then let them live in peace!

7/28/2010 1:42:22 AM

Euthanasia

7/28/2010 1:32:04 AM

return superior individuals captured to wild herds

7/28/2010 1:30:04 AM

the population will naturally monitor itself if left alone. Or geld stallions to slowly reduce herd

7/28/2010 1:27:44 AM

How about gelding the stallions ??

7/28/2010 1:08:11 AM

They should be left to roam the land they were given in 1971!!!

7/28/2010 1:00:46 AM

Horses should be humanely slaughtered and processed for consumption by humans or other animals

7/28/2010 12:53:57 AM

Herd numbers should be reduced and only the high quality stallions allowed to breed.

7/28/2010 12:47:14 AM

Easy:end taxpayer subsidized corporate cattle grazing on public land designated 4 wild horses

7/28/2010 12:16:56 AM

geld the stallions, leaving one stallion for every 100 mares. remove the older and crippled horses.

7/28/2010 12:16:52 AM

Good options but need to restrict range leases in favor of wild horses

7/28/2010 12:16:09 AM

My BLM mustang is a fabulous horse, my trainers wish they had a barnful. He was started at 7.

7/27/2010 11:53:14 PM

return unadoptable horses to the wild. Allow nature to take its course sometimes.

7/27/2010 11:52:12 PM

Turn the unadoptable ones back out on the range

7/27/2010 11:42:08 PM

Leave them alone & let nature take its course.

7/27/2010 11:41:01 PM

If it's really true that there are too many, use contraceptives & open more lands

7/27/2010 11:33:27 PM

Quit removing them from public land for cattlemen's benefit

7/27/2010 11:22:32 PM

Cattle and sheep ranchers have to share lands with the horses. With return of Pumas and wolves and t

7/27/2010 11:11:26 PM

Euthanize the unadoptable ones

7/27/2010 11:05:15 PM

Allow natural predators to return to the area.

7/27/2010 10:43:25 PM

Open the slaughter houses

7/27/2010 10:39:41 PM

pay ranchers per head to oversee sterilized bans

7/27/2010 10:36:40 PM

Reduce the number of cattle on public lands to allow for the horses

7/27/2010 10:28:22 PM

they should be treated as wild animals, not livestock and let Mother Nature take it's course.

7/27/2010 10:24:49 PM

its the biggest political jam-up ever. Mrs. Pickens offered to take and build a educational refuge..

7/27/2010 10:21:05 PM

If the horse can't be adopted out within 3 years it should be euthanised

7/27/2010 10:17:02 PM

cull and kill every year

7/27/2010 10:13:00 PM

LEAVE THEM WILD!

7/27/2010 10:12:16 PM

Consider them a national treasure and heritage!!! The day may come that "they" might appreciate the

7/27/2010 10:09:33 PM

leave them alone

7/27/2010 10:06:39 PM

Humane reduction of numbers is possible with contraception. Get Dr.Kirkpatrick involved!

7/27/2010 10:02:41 PM

Dispose of horses however necessary to reduce numbers.

7/27/2010 10:02:33 PM

Allow controlled slaughter

7/27/2010 9:57:40 PM

catch and casterate studs . Contol numbers in group and keep it managable

7/27/2010 9:55:30 PM

just leave them alone

7/27/2010 9:48:06 PM

also make the stallions gledings

7/27/2010 9:31:16 PM

Slaughter

7/27/2010 9:16:16 PM

use culls for slaughter appropriately

7/27/2010 9:11:14 PM

geld the colts, and only leave the very best intact.

7/27/2010 9:08:25 PM

keep the herds and adopt the foals and also let nature take irs course

7/27/2010 9:00:22 PM

leave them alone!!

7/27/2010 8:59:21 PM

Leave nature alonen did we become God.

7/27/2010 8:53:06 PM

Use population control on people so they do not take up all the available land.

7/27/2010 8:42:23 PM

Put someone in charge who has a clue what they are doing and send BLM to a desk in Washington.

7/27/2010 8:32:00 PM

slaughter for horse meat, a delecious meat and prized in all but English speaking nationss

7/27/2010 8:30:42 PM

take cattle off hma's

7/27/2010 8:23:11 PM

The BLM has not done a good job of accurately counting horses and some of their lands have been sold

7/27/2010 8:14:40 PM

They are part of our heritage. They deserve to live.

7/27/2010 8:07:39 PM

all of the above and then some. Depends on the individual animal and their circumstances

7/27/2010 8:07:38 PM

geld males. no holding pens, humane euthanasia for sick/injured, absolutely none to slaughter

7/27/2010 8:07:02 PM

With no natural predators we need to actively cull the herd. They can't be allowed to reproduce

7/27/2010 8:03:42 PM

leave the prior mountain herd alone,:put the unadoptable ones on a seperate free range ranch

7/27/2010 7:47:55 PM

Too few choices. Can't solve with either/or answers. Good ol' boys w/cattle rule the lands and gov.

7/27/2010 7:45:43 PM

Compared to the 13 million grazing permits issued, 57K horses don't seem like they're a problem.

7/27/2010 7:43:44 PM

Limit hunting of their natural predators. Allow the balance of nature to be re-established.

7/27/2010 7:24:06 PM

I bet the BLM is taking kickbacks ($$$) from the cattle assoc to destroy wild horses

7/27/2010 7:23:33 PM

Develop more training programs for "adoptable" horses to up their ownership value and help saleabili

7/27/2010 7:12:31 PM

A combination of all three and geld a few more of the stallions

7/27/2010 7:04:34 PM

humanely euthanize animals that cannot be adopted or supported on the avvailable federal lands

7/27/2010 7:04:11 PM

Give them to Madaline Pickens

7/27/2010 6:51:39 PM

Americans need to learn to live in hi-rise flats, which is far less demanding on land space.

7/27/2010 6:48:08 PM

They could be learned from still, we don't know lots. They could help other breeds in future

7/27/2010 6:44:26 PM

here is plenty of land. The BLM just wants to run more cattle on it and give land to pipeline, and

7/27/2010 6:38:32 PM

mare contraceptives are too expensive. should geld as many colts as possible!

7/27/2010 6:34:47 PM

LEAVE THEM ALONE -- WE WILL NEED THEY GENETIC POOL TO CLEAN UP THE MESS WE ARE MAKING IN BREEDING

7/27/2010 6:24:37 PM

care should be given to adopting out suitable horses - perhaps with some pre-training to avoid fraud

7/27/2010 6:18:33 PM

Leave them alone! We leave other wild animals alone why not them?

7/27/2010 6:18:21 PM

Go castrate and release stallions

7/27/2010 6:17:07 PM

These horses are part of our American history. They deserve a home and respect.

7/27/2010 6:15:08 PM

"unadoptable" horses should be sterilized & returned to the wild unless health precludes it

7/27/2010 6:13:35 PM

Should process and feed hungry

7/27/2010 6:07:28 PM

herd thinning by humane destruction

7/27/2010 6:01:54 PM

continue adoptions

7/27/2010 5:59:01 PM

leave the wild horses alone!~!!! They have the rifht to run free as intended by nature!

7/27/2010 5:56:00 PM

Get your facts straight!

7/27/2010 5:51:36 PM

Turn them loose again on their original ranges and let nature take its course

7/27/2010 5:38:02 PM

private citizens have offered to care for them for less than BLM costs, let them

7/27/2010 5:37:56 PM

It's a big problem.Wish I knew the answer for these majestic creatures.

7/27/2010 5:33:46 PM

Why do we have to kill everything WILD??????????????

7/27/2010 5:28:14 PM

create more incentives for adopters/trainers that then increase adoption

7/27/2010 5:22:47 PM

Slaughter, afteral, they are livestock!!

7/27/2010 5:20:18 PM

Humane slaughter is better then starving or being eaten by preditors.

7/27/2010 5:18:43 PM

cut back ranch animals, stop "air roundups", better management

7/27/2010 5:18:38 PM

There isn't a huge wild horse population now! The BLM is on the side of big cattle, & wastes $$

7/27/2010 5:13:51 PM

Adopt out what you can, manage the range at sustainable numbers. Give surplus to PETA.

7/27/2010 5:11:53 PM

People should let them be free, as they were meant to be.They were here 1st

7/27/2010 5:10:46 PM

Do not allow private cattle to graze on federal land so that the land can hold more of the horses

7/27/2010 5:09:23 PM

BLM -- STOP KILLING OUR WILD HORSES! STOP THE ROUNDUPS! You don't seem 2 care about the horses!!

7/27/2010 5:08:46 PM

euthenasia, sadly but necessary

7/27/2010 5:06:06 PM

These horses should remain free until adopted per LAW!

7/27/2010 5:05:50 PM

Make more available for adoption.

7/27/2010 5:01:52 PM

Leave them on the land that was inteneded for them.

7/27/2010 5:01:06 PM

Nothing. Leave them alone/

7/27/2010 4:56:32 PM

Wild Horses are a large part of American History & it is our duty to let them be wild & culled when

7/27/2010 4:55:05 PM

why round up the mustangs then put cows on the same range afterwards?

7/27/2010 4:53:16 PM

This country is supporting the "zoo"management practice with horses. Look what we do with domestics!

7/27/2010 4:52:40 PM

combination. better management, definitely leaving them on federal land

7/27/2010 4:49:47 PM

Take away the cheap leases from the cattle people.

7/27/2010 4:48:05 PM

Leave them ALONE!

7/27/2010 4:47:36 PM

Leave herds alone.Remove cattle from public lands. Work with Pickens on reserve.

7/27/2010 4:45:51 PM

euthanasia for unadoptable horses

7/27/2010 4:44:48 PM

Send to slaughter

7/27/2010 4:44:18 PM

Allow natural predation to control numbers; stop killing the mountain lions!

7/27/2010 4:41:44 PM

Leave them alone. They were here first.

7/27/2010 4:41:24 PM

We need to maintain small herds. Now more than ever we need go reduce the unwanted horse #s

7/27/2010 4:40:57 PM

If you can corral all of the mares to use contraceptives, why can't you corral the stallions to geld

7/27/2010 4:34:27 PM

send them to madeleine pickens for adoption into her program.

7/27/2010 4:33:09 PM

Euthanization.

7/27/2010 4:28:07 PM

Manage them on the land, not in holding pens. Reduce free range cattle, that eat all their grasses.

7/27/2010 4:23:56 PM

leave them alone!!!!

7/27/2010 4:23:01 PM

BLM cattle grazing fee is $1.35/head /mo for millions of cattle. Raise it.

7/27/2010 4:21:40 PM

Manage breeding for numbers/diversity; euthanize unadoptable animals

7/27/2010 4:20:51 PM

TPut an end to the BLM leasing publisc lands to cattle industry!

7/27/2010 4:20:19 PM

allow mrs. pickens & others to set up sanctuaries

7/27/2010 4:15:28 PM

Wild horses should be allowed to run free.There are enough natural enemies tokeep population control

7/27/2010 4:09:02 PM

Charge cattle ranchers market prices for grazing on federal lands, use funds for horse rangelands

7/27/2010 4:08:55 PM

Leave them alone, they are wild

7/27/2010 4:07:56 PM

Ship horses in excess of carrying capacity to foreign meat markets.

7/27/2010 4:04:04 PM

Leave them be!!

7/27/2010 4:00:14 PM

geld stallions

7/27/2010 3:59:51 PM

Allow Pickens to house them on a reserve

7/27/2010 3:58:35 PM

Limit the number of viable stallions as well as use contraceptives on mares--more taming

7/27/2010 3:58:31 PM

Beside using contraceptives for the mares, geld some of the stallions.

7/27/2010 3:58:29 PM

Consider humane euthanasia for unadopatable horses

7/27/2010 3:57:14 PM

Get the BLM OUT of the wild (not feral) horse issue, get cattle off the public/horse's land.

7/27/2010 3:55:21 PM

Castrate the stallions, slaughter the excess. No more tax dollars spend to feed these horses

7/27/2010 3:54:07 PM

geld colts

7/27/2010 3:52:17 PM

I think it is wrong to hold they in pens. they need grass to eat and water on Federal lands w/ birt

7/27/2010 3:52:00 PM

contraception, combined with euth/slaughter of excess numbers

7/27/2010 3:51:34 PM

it is our duty to take care of our heritage and that includes the wild horses

7/27/2010 3:50:29 PM

I dont know that there ACTUALLY is a population problem. Who can trust the BLM? Leave the horses be

7/27/2010 3:49:47 PM

Geld stallions of breeding age.

7/27/2010 3:48:57 PM

No paying to keep wild horse penned for life. Ship to horse eating courntrys.

7/27/2010 3:47:04 PM

Horses need managed and herds reduce acordingly like the BLM is doing.Sensationalism is hurting thi

7/27/2010 3:44:38 PM

these majestic creatures deserve nothing less than to be respected and admired.

7/27/2010 3:44:17 PM

Replace some stallions with good quality stallions, cull herds humanely, some must go to slaughter.

7/27/2010 3:44:10 PM

leave them be

7/27/2010 3:44:03 PM

too many cows and sheep on federal lands, open more up for wild horses.

7/27/2010 3:43:06 PM

gelding the stallions as early as possible would help

7/27/2010 3:42:12 PM

geld the males

7/27/2010 3:41:57 PM

selective gelding & spaying, euthenasia is necessary for unadoptable horses

7/27/2010 3:40:43 PM

MAN HAS TAKEN OVER THE PLANET. GIVE BACK TO NATURE.

7/27/2010 3:38:57 PM

It has worked on Assateague Island!

7/27/2010 3:38:32 PM

Capture and geld/spay.

7/27/2010 3:38:29 PM

euthanasia

7/27/2010 3:37:55 PM

Leave them alone! The federal government wants them gone because of cattle and oil/gas drilling.

7/27/2010 3:37:43 PM

the mustang is a treasure and should be treated as such!

7/27/2010 3:37:24 PM

All of the above have their place in the care of this national treasure, should not be in BLM care

7/27/2010 3:37:07 PM

Train the trainable for useful federal jobs, such as border and police patrols.

7/27/2010 3:34:42 PM

Let them live on the lands dedicated to them. NO MORE ROUNDUPS. Turn out the horses now in captivity

7/27/2010 3:34:24 PM

Leave them the hell alone. Throw the cattle off!

7/27/2010 3:34:17 PM

All the above. Unadoptable by BLM standards are not truly unadoptable.

7/27/2010 3:33:36 PM

The BLM should be stopped fromn having anything to do with the horses!

7/27/2010 3:31:42 PM

There should be a moratorium on the current round ups until this can all be sorted out.

7/27/2010 3:31:40 PM

Euthanize unadoptable wild horses - don't spend federal money keeping them in holding corrals.

7/27/2010 3:31:33 PM

Humane slaughter

7/27/2010 3:29:32 PM

Moniter health and euthanize only if necessary

7/27/2010 3:26:55 PM

Not sure what other options are out there but I don't feel they should be house for their entire liv

7/27/2010 3:23:48 PM

Leave them be

7/27/2010 3:23:30 PM

Ok Why do we need to move them in the first place. I only hear the how and not the why.

7/27/2010 3:23:19 PM

Stop allowing ranchers to use public land for their herds which limits the feral herd space.

7/27/2010 3:22:27 PM

let the people who live around areas where wild horses roam, manage them.

7/27/2010 3:22:17 PM

I really don't know

7/27/2010 3:20:52 PM

As with all herd management the BLM should geld colts

7/27/2010 3:20:17 PM

Geld all stallions, spay all mares. Or humanely put all extra horses down.

7/27/2010 3:18:59 PM

Periodically check and treat or cull

7/27/2010 3:17:00 PM

I do believe in holding unadoptables their whole lives...cruel.

7/27/2010 3:16:42 PM

Having worked for BLM, I know they needlessly cause the death of many mustangs.Too many cows!

7/27/2010 3:16:06 PM

Leave them alone!

7/27/2010 3:13:46 PM

Stop taking away thier natural land

7/27/2010 3:10:24 PM

Remove more cows and revamp the wild horse management program that BLM currently uses.

7/27/2010 3:09:10 PM

Geld all of the stallions & colts. Continue the program until they die out.

7/27/2010 3:07:35 PM

Contraceptives & castration are options

7/27/2010 3:05:43 PM

Allow Madelene Pickens to set up a sanctuary, as she proposed.

7/27/2010 3:05:43 PM

geld most of the stallions too.

7/27/2010 3:04:41 PM

geld some of the stallions

7/27/2010 2:57:56 PM

I am not aware of how much land is available but it would be preferable to leave these animals alone

7/27/2010 2:57:00 PM

Leave them alone. They will be extinct if the BLM continues their agenda.

7/27/2010 2:56:34 PM

humane processing of horse meat for protein starved nations should be explored

7/27/2010 2:54:54 PM

leave the wild horses alone. Nature will sort out the strong from the weak!

7/27/2010 2:54:36 PM

we have started a rescue and would take in several wild mustangs

7/27/2010 2:53:30 PM

use as protein source for human consumption

7/27/2010 2:49:35 PM

The BLM should kick off the COWS and allow the horses to roam as the horse and burro act dictates

7/27/2010 2:43:52 PM

different federal agency should control the herds/BLM has a conflict of interest w/cattlemen

7/27/2010 2:41:46 PM

The numbers really must be reduced. Geld all the males as possible. Euthanize older/inferior animal

7/27/2010 12:35:07 PM

Reduce the cattle grazing lands and give them back to the feral horses

7/27/2010 12:27:56 PM

Leave them alone we arent rounding up all the deer or buffalo on the plains they were here first.

7/27/2010 12:21:26 PM

blm has land, just wants to lease, make leases plan for a certain number of wild horses

7/27/2010 12:21:23 PM

Leave them where they are at and prohibit cattle ranchers from restricting horses

7/27/2010 10:07:05 AM

Stop the roundups - manage numbers on the range through contraception/gelding.

7/27/2010 9:43:28 AM