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Extinction is Human Caused — It is not a Natural-Occurrence of our times as ignorance dictates

Species extinction facts

122,090 Number of species gone extinct So far this year 1

This is not a natural occurrence, as the broken systems of game management, oil production, agriculture, and cattle industry would like all of the American taxpayers to believe. No

“Here are some quick “species extinction… facts”… and it’s not encouraging reading. Species are becoming extinct faster now than at any point in modern history.

Top 5 facts about species gone extinct

Species are disappearing

We don’t know exactly how many species go extinct every year but it could be 100,000 – about 1 every 5 minutes.

…And fast !

The current rate of extinction is up to 10,000 times higher than the average historical extinction rates. We, the humans, are almost wholly responsible for this increase.

It’s getting worse

The worsening and loss of biodiversity are projected to continue, and even accelerate. Direct human activity and climate change is the cause of this – for example through the destruction of forests and coral reefs.

Possible mass extinction

There is a wide belief that a “mass extinction” is underway. Some predict that half of all living species could be gone within 100 years.

Who are they?

Within the next 15 to 40 years it is likely that the following animals will become extinct: polar bear, chimpanzee, elephant, snow leopard, tiger, mountain gorilla, orangutan, giant panda, rhino, and the koala bear. Unfortunately, these are just a few of many…”

What is Extinction

  1. An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction.
  2. A species is defined as endangered or threatened when it is suffers from these factors: damage to its habitat for recreational, or entertainment purposes; disease or predation of the species; and hazards to the continued life of the species.
  3. A species is declared extinct after many years of not being spotted. Because it takes so long to define an entire species as extinct, it is probable that there are many species already gone that we are unaware of.
  4. Rangers are on the frontlines of conservation to protect some of the world’s most endangered species like tigers, elephants and rhinos. Send thank-you cards to those who protect endangered species. Sign up for Wildlife Cards!
  5. Extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the “background” rate, with dozens going extinct every day.
  6. As many as 30 to 50 percent of all species are possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century.
  7. 99% of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and global warming
  8. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) protects registered endangered species by removing them from the “take” list, which makes it unlawful for a person to shoot, harm, capture, trap, or attempt any such actions to the species.
  9. Ultimately, the ESA strives to recover species from the endangered list by restoring their ecological health until they no longer need protection.
  10. The World Wildlife Organization focuses on saving certain species that help sustain other species. They protect wildlife such as pandas, whales, rhinos, marine turtles, primates, polar bears, and big cats.
  11. Freshwater ecosystems are home to more than 100,000 known species of plants and animals, and are now one of the most endangered habitats in the world as a result of human development, pollution, and climate change.

Understanding Extinction

Just to illustrate the degree of biodiversity loss we’re facing, let’s take you through one scientific analysis… The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.*

These experts calculate that between 0.01 and 0.1% of all species will become extinct each year.

If the low estimate of the number of species out there is true – i.e. that there are around 2 million different species on our planet** – then that means between 200 and 2,000 extinctions occur every year.

But if the upper estimate of species numbers is true – that there are 100 million different species co-existing with us on our planet – then between 10,000 and 100,000 species are becoming extinct each year.

Unlike the mass extinction events of geological history, the current extinction challenge is one for which a single species – ours – appears to be almost wholly responsible.

This is often referred to as the 6th extinction crisis, after the 5 known extinction waves in geological history. So without arguing about who’s right or wrong; Or, what the exact numbers are. There can be little debate that there is, in fact, a very serious biodiversity crisis.

Conclusion

We are at a point in history where the Human-Species should start to question, and demand good science, good research based on non-negotiable and well refenced facts (no personal agendas, political agendas, nor special interests need apply here, as it is uncooperative corporations as well as government agencies that remain causing these problems). . .

Rather than follow corrupt empires of special interests, and profound agendas with no Environmental Assessments, or disregard the laws put into place to protect our environmental landscapes and wildlife ecology, strengthen the laws in place, and regulate and manage our interests with diversity and “all is connected on this earth of ours” mind-sets.

We must get along! How simple of a resolution is this? We must stop assuming corrupt corporations and government agencies are worthy of respect, when they indeed are not what so ever! Corruption is corrupt, and those that follow the corruption are just as bad as the corrupt.

Our environmental as well as our wildlife management systems are broken – entirely!

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  1. http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/degradation_and_destruction_of_ecosystems/species_extinction_facts
  2. https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-endangered-species
  3. Wildscreen Arkive. “Endangered species.” Wildscreen. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program. “Listing a Species as Threatened or Endangered: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act” 2015. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  5. Engber, Daniel. “When can you say an animal is extinct?” Slate Magazine, 2005. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  6. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  7. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  8. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  9. Davison, Steven G. “Alteration Of Wildlife Habitat As A Prohibited Taking Under The Endangered Species Act.” The Florida State University College of Law. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  10. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service . “Endangered Species Consultation Handbook.” 1998. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  11. World Wildlife Fund. “About Us.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  12. World Wildlife Fund. “Habitats: Freshwaters.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  13. WHAT YOU CAN DO — http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/biodiversity/what_you_can_do/

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Posted by on December 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Wild Horses and the Corrupt World of Horses

“We have a saying, that Power Corrupts.  In my objectivity and observations, I say yes, there is no doubt it corrupts.  Power corrupts not only those who wields the power, but those who submit to it as well.  Those who grovel at the feet of power, betray their fellows to hide themselves behind the cloak of submission.  It, indeed, is an evil thing . . . ”  John Cox, The Cascades

I find the fact that we assume technology has, indeed, assisted our society.  It supposedly has placed our conduct into a more superior, or academic and intellectual mind-set.  But no, it has not at all.  Technology a mere excuse, a façade of the problem no one speaks about?  The conditions of the human mind-set, or lack of . . .

Veterans Of Wars

Allow me to use here, as an example, the most powerful and ignorant of all — War and the Human Species.  As a Vietnam Veteran myself, I watched in horror, as many others had done also.  It was a dismal fate of a high percentage of Vietnam Veteran’s who committed suicide upon arriving home, as well as decades afterward.  The excuse, or one of oh so many, was the fact of the Vietnam Veteran not appreciated, and disliked when coming home. . . Which, under this assumption, our human species simply took out their anger, their hatred toward that war, on the Vietnam Veteran.

Today we have many who have come back from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries, and are welcomed home.  Today, everybody love’s their Veteran’s.  At least the façade, or pretense of the day says this — but indeed, pretty much an untruth.  Why do I say this, and use it here as an example?  These Veteran’s of current War’s have a suicide rate often 5 points higher than Vietnam Veteran’s ever had.  Ignorance?  Technology?  Human Conditioning?  Apathy?  Complacency?  Not having to take responsibility?

America’s Wild Horses on Public Lands

What of the Wild Horses?  What mind-set promotes the lies, the hatred, and yes, even the very essence of lack of responsibility by our government agencies to properly manage Americas’ Wild Horses by the Laws put into place to do so — and not to do harm to those innocent wildlife we live on this planet with — as in truth, all is connected — yet ignored, or worse, the presumption, by those Laws simply do not exist, according to those people who call themselves government employees; which, who we call nothing more than groveler’s — or the worst of the worst corrupt of them all, those who submit to corruption.

“. . .  IT INDEED IS AN EVIL THING.”

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The current EA, FLPMA, or NEPA legal process has not been met for Utah Roundup

I find it interesting that the Bureau of Land Management, also allowed by the Department of the Interior (oversight agency), to complete such obvious Illegal Activities — as no legal process has been given to the taxpayer public that the Conger and Frisco Roundups are being done legally.

I.  Current EA legal process must be met and signed — a 2015 EA, whether updated or not, and left unsigned as well, is unacceptable legally to complete a legal roundup;

2. An unsigned EA does not fulfill the legal process for the BLM to conduct a roundup at the Conger and Frisco Heard Management areas;

3. FLPMA as well as no NEPA requirements, legally, have simply not been met for a legal roundup within these Utah HMA areas;

4. Population Research Control (BLM’s bogus title in an attempt to make it sound valid) is a false title and irrelevant, when the other elements of qualifications for rounding America’s Wild Horses up  have, very simply, not been met;

5. Worse yet, the bogus biology at these particular HMA’s are essentially biological-impossibilities (very dishonest) within these groups of Wild Horses, and the previous 2015 EA shows the impossibilities very well — updates based upon the 2015 EA (with no other qualification processes and left unavailable), and as Federal Courts have ruled previously, and clearly, BLM is to provide current EA’s (I.e. FLPMA, NEPA documents as well and current), not random EA’s copied elsewhere and simply the date changed . . .

The situation here shows us quite well, to taxpayers, how BLM pursues illegal and well planned fraudulent-activities on a regular basis, is their incompetent abilities toward biological truth, as well as Environmental truth, has not been met what so ever — this simply demonstrate the lies these particular BLM Wild Horse Counts provide, and costing taxpayers millions of dollars to accomplish, yet do nothing for the Ecology of those environments, other than destruction from more cattle being placed upon America’s Public Lands (as science shows us clearly and on a regular basis, e.g. Grasslands Extinction, et al.) . . .

What should also be noted is the 34% cattle Yearly throw-away situations from stores who market this same beef product, and from the Welfare Rancher paradigm, or ranches heavily subsidized by taxpayer money.  These types of Welfare Ranching Operations supply a mere or Less Than 1% of beef product to the American Markets (receipts from DOI and government oversight agencies shows us this quite prevalently) . . . and yet cost the American Taxpayer’s millions of dollars, or to put it simply, we as taxpayer’s cover their underline costs of production and management; whereas, Welfare Ranchers (those entities that lease and sub-lease (which is also illegal by the way) Public Lands and Forestry Lands) give nothing back in taxes, nothing back to any social system or endeavors, and absolutely nothing back in support of our nation’s wildlife —

We lose, as American’s and taxpayers, as true functional ecological systems become less and less. America’s needed predators and other wildlife required for healthy ecological systems, are killed-off (Welfare Rancher’s seem to have a profound ignorance, combined with unhealthy aspects of greed and profiteering), and many near extinction.

Wild Horses, for example and something to think about, provide distribution of seeds, which assist in promoting a healthy grasslands environment — cattle and sheep destroy this same grasslands environments, which BTW support 2/3 of our basic food chain basic substances. Not so surprising, our Grasslands, the very basis of our existence and society as we know it, headed to extinction at a mere 24% of over-all Grasslands left.

 

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Honor

All men are born of honor.

It cannot be taken, nor, can it be given.

From birth, we have a path,

Acknowledged or not.

Destiny is this path,

As history is pre-written, always.

All life leads to these moments,

And it is this honor, not complacency,

That will take back Our Country.

  • John Cox, The Cascades © 2011
 
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Posted by on December 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A Word or Two from Someone Who Holds Our Heritage, Wild Horses on Our Public and Federal Lands, with Respect!

“I was always told when younger, the mark of a person becoming Human, of a man or woman, is to respect and defend those who cannot defend themselves from those treacherous people who really do not know the difference between cruelty and respect.  Wildlife, in this case wild horses, gives us this opportunity, with Mother Earth, to show our respect toward them and Our Grand Creator.  The Wild Horse is our opportunity right now, to show this respect toward all, and become better humans.”  John Cox, Cascade Journal

By DAMN, when I hear organizations, government agencies who we support with our taxpayer money – private companies that we purchase their products – ranchers that are subsidized mostly by our tax dollars (Welfare Ranchers) – non-profits that accept donations to assist our American Heritage the Wild Horses and do not do so – and others who agree with these assholes in destruction of our very American Heritage AMERICA’S WILD HORSES — and these people wave the American Flag, is oh so hypocritical, DISGUSTING, AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE TO MOST AMERICAN’S!

What you do not do to our American Heritage, Our Wild Horses on Our Public Lands, you DO NOT:

  1. Roundup and send to Slaughter our Wild Horses to feed to Zoo Animals;
  2. Roundup and send to Slaughter our Wild Horses in Mexico or Canada to ship to Europe for them to eat;
  3. Send to Japan or China for a quick profit;
  4. Replace and roundup America’s Wild Horses to make room for an already overabundant amount of cattle on Our Public Lands (and which destroys our Grasslands which provides 2/3rds of America’s Food chain substance and support, as well as already have a 34%yearly throw-away rate due to overabundance of cattle production on private and public lands);
  5. Slaughter Our Wild Horses to ship to foreign soil (it’s our damn heritage your selling, and the same as stomping on our American Flag, is the way many of us look at it in our Perspective;
  6. Our Wild Horses are not there to send to slaughter, as the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Interior, or our Forestry does weekly, for mere pocket change to buy a beer after work — Wild Horses are American’s Property . . .

We need to get a grip on Our Government and profiteers that stomp on our flag, all the while destroying Our Heritage, as more than enough American’s respect our traditions, our ways, and Our Heritage — not our government or a corporate decision to do with what they want to do with them — THESE ARE AMERICAN HORSES, BELONGING TO AMERICA, and NOT to THEM to do with as they please!

So the next time you see someone waving the American Flag, and they are a part of the slaughter industry, and using America’s Wild Horses to profiteer, tell them you will no longer support them or their products what so ever!  Refuse to donate to non-profits that are part of the misinformation-chains that create deceptions or outright lies about an overabundance of horses on Our Public Lands.

It  is time for the reality, of true American’s to take a stand — We are saving ourselves as American’s, and against the corrupt politics and corporate powers that want to use our Heritage to make money only, and as in their words, “. . . to hell with American’s and America, let’s make profit!

Just sayin, as We Still Have Freedom of Speech!  In reality, we need to embrace our wisdom, not our ignorance.

 

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

NO MORE BULLSHIT — AMERICA’S WILD HORSES A PRIORITY! SAVE THEM!

“It’s much easier to give people false-facts than it is to convince them the facts are, indeed, nothing more than misinformation or outright lies.”

I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have communicated with me recently. I am sure more will do so, as bad-news seems to travel quickly – but I have a little good news as well.

Yes, I have just spent since May 19th in the hospital, as well as the last month in Re-Habilitation learning how to walk again. Being a very active person, this was extremely difficult to do, to say the least.

I went for an overnight procedure—an operational-procedure that day on the 19th, home on the 20th; well, It did not work out that way at all.

Eventually, it was found I also had Pancreatic Cancer, and the organs all around it infected in locations that required a Whipple Operation ASAP. I was Jaundiced, and yes Orange skin and Yellow-Eyes.

The Whipple Operation was completed in Portland, Oregon, along with a Life-Flight from Medford, Oregon, to Portland —– the hospitals summary in Medford apparently eludes to my death, after a collapsed Kidney, but revived and the repair of the Kidney successful —–

I had spent 13 hours in the first of four operations/procedures, while attempts to cut all of the Cancerous tissues out. The second operation was 9 hours long, and so forth. Kudos to the Doctors at the Cancer Center for keeping me alive, and for now getting rid of my Cancer – Hopefully!

Now for Reality. There is a lot of time to consider things, while in a hospital. Some truths become very obvious, whether we as Advocates want to admit this or not. Many Advocates have taken to the people who pass the misinformation and lies along to the public – Yes, there is a somewhat active situation of not Resolving the Wild Horse Problems.

And why not? Some of these non-profits are making more money on the Wild Horses, or exploiting them without resolution, all the while making more money then they ever have before in their life. We used to call them Free-Loaders, a much newer term is their obvious nature of “Exploitation for Personal Profits and Greed” . . . Scallywags or scammers are the more modern terms.

But why is this, and what can we do to Resolve the Wild Horse Issues at hand? Well first, rather than making the priority of listening and passing on-erroneous information from non-profits (who hold profit far and above the significance of the Wild Horses), we can make the Wild Horses the Priority (and force the laws which already prevail upon those responsible to do so – DEMAND THEY TAKE ACTION ON THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH ALREADY EXIST, TO OBEY THE LAWS WHICH NOW GOVERN THE MANAGEMENT OF WILD HORSES), rather than, making corrupt non-profits and associating with them the Priority over all else.

START WITH KNOWING – AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE ACTION – OF THE ANTI-TRUST LAWS – FILE COMPLAINTS WHEN YOU KNOW ANTI-TRUT LAWS HAVE BEEN BROKEN — This is the beginning of a new day, a new time, a new way to fight for our Wild HORSES — AMERICA’S WILD HORSES, make no doubt AMERICA’S TRUE HERITAGE. . .

WE ARE TAKING BACK OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE — AMERICA’S WILD HORSES!  –  John . . .

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Wild Horses Misinformation and Bad Science: Corrupt Government Agency and Non-Profits

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

Why do we take issue at the lack of good science data with what is called today, Pesticide PZP? Because subjectivity and science remain two separate situations. The dynamics of each very different. Many of us find Pesticide PZP nothing more than subjective rhetoric – the results on our Public Lands of this endeavor remains quite negative, with no good potential results foreseen in the future. Wild Horses are going extinct! False science, misinformation, ignoring of Ecological demands, and corruption the reasons why . . .

The wild horses on America’s Public Lands is falling victim to what many of us simply refer to as bad, and incompetent white-paper gibberish. As history shows us time and again, government agencies seem to attract this type of research, calls it science, and as history shows us, time after time, until we see the outstanding negative results, in this case a species going extinct, do we finally realize the mistake.

But only over time is the burden of responsibility taken to task, the fingers point to those who cannot defend themselves, and these elements of destruction, these non-profits and BLM who promote this Pesticide PZP scam, simply move-on to other schemes and scams to obtain taxpayer money differently, is all . . .

Well, as taxpayers and American’s it is time for all of us to Stand Up and say no to any further Pesticide PZP use —

Spotted Owls in the Cascades

For explanation reasons, I am using the Spotted Owl within the Nooksack River watershed, as well as the Skagit River Valley, both in the Cascade Mountains. It shows us, overtime, the dynamic also involved within the wild horses, even though separate ecological zones, separate species for sure, yet similar in population encounter and census.

The biology, when all the variables considered, show situations that remain overlooked, or even ignored, by Pesticide PZP research. Many define, categorically, Pesticide PZP as questionable subjective reasoning of combined-information only, merely passed-off as science –

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” ― Albert Einstein

Many of us accept this fact of facts, as there simply exists too many variables left unexplored from the Pesticide PZP data gathering, to be any type of acceptable science what so ever. Way too many significant data situations ignored or even not thought about what so ever, which would show beyond a doubt Pesticide PZP, a questionable situation at best, and non-useful. The reasoning why significant variables left unexplored? Well, let’s take a look at some of the more obvious, and viability of our wildlife in general.

A census of the Spotted Owl may show twenty-five owls exist, but perhaps only seven are of a reproductive age, and only five sexually active. The outcome of this, within a good biology context, would likely be five-owls, not twenty-five. To assimilate across the board a 20% to 38% increase, as they do with wild horses, is simply bad management, untruthful, and no good-science or biology would back up such claims what so ever – as variables do exist on this planet, always.

When we refuse to consider significant variables, that do exist and apparent should not be ignored, then we have to question the supposed science involved. On the same scale of research, if we ignore the habitats, or Ecological Zones that exist, deduction through subjectivity only, and as if Pesticide PZP unharmful within any circumstance – but never explored, through due diligence and good data gathering, we never find out if harmful or not in Ecological Zones of any type. . . Used on something like Wild Horses, we become very concerned at this monumental error in judgement, that certainly lacks scientific responsibility, and one can also attest, irresponsible within an ethical or humane context as well . . . – John Cox, The Cascades

But taking this further, and moving on to the twenty-five Owls located at Skagit River Valley. We may locate also twenty-five individuals. Within this group, two owls may be contributing genes to future generations; the birth rate here would likely be two, as good biology and all variables considered, will show us.

Good biology, coming from truthful research, shows us this as facts, and only when all variables explored, data gathered, and the data then studied within an objective understanding of the data, which only then gives us the results to use in the research.

A hypothesis-test is completed, and through experimentation and sound mathematics, we come up with working proof, whether the situation a valid circumstance, in this case population control by use of a pesticide – or simply would be harmful, or of no use what so ever, and disruptive rather than helpful. Yes, the hypothesis can become positive or negative, and truth must be told, otherwise . . .

Without appropriate data gathering, all variables inclusive, we find throughout history good science with objective circumstance prevails – subjectivity and opinions does not, and is not good science at all.

We can now understand how far off subjectivity can lead research, and into realms not of science what so ever, but into commercialized product sales-only situations. Within the scenario above, or good science combined with good biological Laws of circumstance, the actual objective counts will always be lower than the census size, because not all individuals contribute equally to reproduction, again, as good biology shows us consistently.

Biologically, when the variables considered, we can average census counts at about four times higher than effective population. This situation ignored in total, in another word, good biology has been ignored for a more commercialized, and truthfully a far more harmful product within our Public Lands, and imposed upon America’s Wild Horses.

We also find, within good science and all variables considered, fifty-owls, at the bottom of the genetic basement, may actually translate into a census count of a few hundred birds. To maintain a census of 500 owls, for example, several thousand individuals would require protection.

View all the presumptive numbers cautiously, until variables enter into the equations; which, only then do we find more to population viability than genetic uncertainty. Demographic and environmental stochasticity must also be taken into account. In reality, and what makes any type of population control drugs or pesticides questionable, is the fact that the demographic character of any given group, in this case the wild horses on America’s Public Lands, is never certain, in real-time.

Species Extinction Variables

What we have done, in order to understand extinctions, complex and variable situations become consistent; actually, these are variables that remain overlooked by any Bureau of Land Management data gathering, as well as not meeting requirements to use population control drugs at all, and on our Public Lands. . . The best example is, we discover, Ecological Zones require wildlife diversity, not single-species-selection as a priority (i.e. cattle), which in real-time, and as history shows us consistently, will always destroy Ecological Zones, and will lead the majority of significant wildlife to extinction — and for several reasons – variability-census must be gathered as entry data into any good scientific research:

  1. Genetic uncertainty, or random changes in genetic makeup due to inbreeding (one of many other negative downsides, becoming more and more consistent weekly, to Pesticide PZP and other population control drugs and pesticides) et al., which alter the survival and reproductive capabilities of individuals;
  2. Demographic uncertainties resulting from random events in the survival and reproduction of individuals in populations;
  3. Environmental uncertainties due to unpredictable changes in climates, predators, weather, food supply, and the population of competitors, predators, et al.;
  4. Catastrophic uncertainties from such phenomena as hurricanes, fires, droughts, etal., which occur at random intervals.

A viable population is one that maintains vigor (health) and the potential for future evolutionary adaptation – The reality? Wild-Horse-Populations face increasing risk as their numbers decline, in a very reality-based future, they are heading to extinction – and yet, Pesticide PZP still in use upon them as if this situation did not exist at all. We can define ignorance here, as the uncooperative mind-sets ignore the obvious. Money is involved, make no doubt, and does make people blind to many facts.

Once again, we look at the supposed research of Pesticide PZP, and find the data obtained to be extremely narrow in scope, with significant variables unavailable, or purposely left out entirely? And, once again, we find subjective-opinions, placed into a science category, awkwardly at best, is destructive, especially to the wild horses.

We can state beyond a doubt, that those who say they support, or work with BLM are indeed corrupt as well – as one does not work within corruption and cannot avoid becoming corrupt themselves – History consistently and undeniably shows us this truth.

Conclusion

Until we understand the complexity of our Public Lands and forestry’s entirely, inclusive of its Ecology and entire Environment Complex, whether it be the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or non-profits who partake in contracting for taxpayer’s money, then we should simply leave it alone – as currently it is being destroyed by nothing more than ignorance! And on many different levels! We must understand Ecological Zones in order to understand more of the variables that exist within the use of Pesticide PZP within any Environment. This includes our wilderness environment as well. To even consider a single-species (non-indigenous cattle for example) management paradigm, is not only destructive to any environment, but is simply an ignorant and not well thought out situation, nor is it any type of science what so ever.

It shows us just how broken our government wildlife and wilderness area management situations are today – and the use of Pesticide PZP only acceptable within this broken wildlife management paradigm.

Then to compound such ignorance with a pesticide and other population control drugs, that inhibit wildlife growth, and under the guise of misinformation at best (there exists no over-population of wild horses on our Public Lands what so ever), then we have an incompetent government agency compounded by very ignorant non-profits who are making a lot of money, all the while destroying America’s Wild Horses.

But then, we find this type of misinformation, lies, and corruption quite often, within America’s history. We have the option, and no excuse, because we know, and must acknowledge change is needed within the Bureau of Land Management as well as the regulatory capacities of non-profits. They must now take responsibility for their partaking in the very blatant Wild Horse destruction, and road to extinction as well.

We need many changes here in America, and it is simply time to start with saving our wild horses on our Public Lands from extinction. This is all-inclusive of placing Wild Horses back onto our Public Lands, leaving them and other wildlife alone.

This paradigm, alone, will provide as well as promote extended Ecological Zones, when diversity finally takes hold, of both vegetation and wildlife. But here we must understand proximity, size of healthy Environments, and the actual connections between land mass and all Ecological Zones, which provide, eventually, a very healthy environment for the human species to live upon this planet, as well.

As no human can remain an island upon themselves, neither can our environment, and will actually thrives upon the connection of all and to all . . . John Cox, The Cascades

References:

  1. Chadwick, The Biodiversity Challenge (Washington D.C. 1990).
  2. Keyfitz, “The Growing Human Population, “Scientific American (1989)
  3. Ehrlich, The Population Explosion (New York, 1990)
  4. Johnson et al., “Alternatives for Management of Late-Successional Forests of the Pacific Northwest.” Report to the Ag Committee and the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Comm. Of the U.S.
  5. Meyers, “A Major Extinction Spasm: Predictable and Inevitable?” Conservation for the Twenty-First Century (New York, 1989)
  6. Soule, “The Millennium Ark.
  7. Norse, Ancient Forests, 257, 1989.
  8. Noss, “From Endangered Species to Biodiversity,” (Washington D. C., 1990)
  9. Noss, “Corridors in Real Landscapes: A reply to Simberloff and Cox,” Conservation Biology I (1987), 159-64; D. Simberloff and J. Cox, “Consequences and Costs of Cnservation Corridors, “Conservation Biology I (1987), 63-71.

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