The Safeguard American Food Exports Act: No Panacea For Wild Horses "...it may simply force a mass euthanization...

Image result for wild horsesThis bill should pass, and is proper for both the people and resources of America.

One aspect of this proposed act, should it pass, would be to prohibit the slaughter of horses in America as well as prohibiting (to some extent) the transfer of American horses over the border to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico.

However, the proposed act if passed will not relieve Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke of his budget crisis related to the Bureau of Land Management and the costs of keeping wild horses in corrals at the rate of $50 million annually.

This bill is no panacea for wild-horse advocates since it may simply force a mass euthanization of corralled American wild horses and burros. And such a course of action would surely be met with aggressive legal and political opposition from wild-horse and burro advocates, who arguably number in the tens of millions, not to mention all the Hollywood celebrities who are aligned against any action that harms wild horses or burros.

The key to success seems to lie with providing Zinke with a logical alternative path to slaughter or euthanasia (that doesn’t create a conflict of interest with other stakeholders like the cattle industry) for handling the wild horses in the pens. Wild-horse activists who insist on just telling Zinke “no slaughter” fail to realize that this is no solution to the fiscal mess at the BLM. And the cattle industry would stand fast against releasing the horses back out onto public lands. In fact, the BLM is now planning one of the largest wild-horse roundups in years.

Meanwhile, America (and other places in the world) is suffering from “Megafire,” as it is termed by Dr. Paul Hessburg.

The rate of deforestation due to the extreme and unnatural heat of these megafires, which kills all the trees (including heat-resistant conifers that need normal fire cycles to release seed), is alarming.

In 2015, just the West Coast of North America lost 10.1 million acres of forest, with fires killing millions of animals (including rare and endangered species), and that means those related watersheds are now severely damaged, which affects fisheries and available water for mankind. The catastrophic destruction from just that one year (and that trend is continuing, as we are in a warming climate cycle) is incalculable.

Excess fuel is the issue: Extra-warm summers without fuel lead to nothing. However, a warming climate cycle combined with the extra bit of heat makes the prodigious fuels in today’s forests (grasses and brush, aka kindling) more susceptible to ignition and flashing at unnaturally high temperatures.

There is no doubt that the excessive grasses and brush are the result of an acute depletion or absence of cervids (deer, elk, etc.) in and around forest ecosystems that would normally keep these fuels in check by grazing them down. This is very well documented phenomenon by numerous federal, state and private organizations, such as Deer Friendly CA.

The fact that the climate is in a warming cycle requires that foresters adopt and employ every cost-effective fire-prevention and management strategy to minimize and reduce excess fuels in and around forests and allow for safely managed controlled burns.

The ideal solution would be to re-introduce more cervids into areas that are depleted of these large native grazers, but they are in short supply. However, there are thousands of native wild horses sitting in BLM corrals, which cost taxpayers $50 million per year to keep and that could be deployed very cost-effectively.

These wild horses could be re-introduced and apportioned into carefully selected areas in and around forests that are not well suited to mechanized pre-fire strategies of creating and maintaining fire-breaks, anchors and containment areas, which are naturally created and maintained by wild horses as seen grazing in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument here.

Among scientists joining the growing support for the Wild Horse Fire Brigade concept, Dr. Paul Hessburg, who is a USFS expert and researcher in the field of fire attack and pre-fire management strategies, sees a potential place for wild horses as a part of an integrated pre-fire management strategy, an important alternative and natural approach.

The bonus is that unlike cattle or cervids, horses are immune to the emerging prion-based chronic wasting disease, which is thought to be transmitted into cervids via grasses and brush.

Dr. Mark Zabel, the assistant director of the Prion Research Center, has stated that it is a “very bad idea” to graze cattle or sheep in areas where CWD may be endemic. This is because these infectious prions (misshapen proteins) could potentially manifest in cattle as mad cow disease or as a disease called “scrapies” in sheep.

By supporting a “wild horse fire brigade” via social media and by contacting legislators, Americans interested in helping our new secretary of the interior might provide him with a path that allows him to meet his mission parameters for the BLM’s budget while also providing a solution that should meet with the approval of the majority of all stakeholders in this longstanding controversy.

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"This bill should pass, and is proper for both the people and resources of America."

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Let the horses loose, as they should be and see what happens. If they are immune to that disease, then they can graze the shoots down and help control the risk of fire.

I really think the only things that should be rounded up into corrals are the EPA and BLM. They need to be controlled. They are virulent, diseased, pestilant, petulant, selfish, marxist, globalist, corporatist criminals who have no right at all to be earning a paycheck on the backs of WE the people, much less dictatorially shooting innocent people down, destroying citizen's private property, keeping knowledgeable farmers and ranchers from doing their own fire control, and putting hard-working farmers out of business. They need to all be put out of our misery, one way or the other.

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BREAKING: Hillary Admits She Was Wrong About ‘Deplorables,’
White Nationalists Only ‘0.15%’ Of U.S. Population

(TeaParty.org) – Hillary Clinton, the failed liberal presidential candidate who sealed her fate by slamming half of U.S. voters as a load of racist, sexist, xenophobic “deplorables,” just came out and admitted she was wrong, Breitbart reports.

Speaking with Hugh Hewitt on his radio show about her book “What Happened,” he asked her if she actually believes that half of the American population are white nationalists and racists.

“Of the 62.9 million people who voted for President Trump, do you have a number in your mind that you think are actually white nationalist racists of that 62.9 million, a real number?” he asked.

“No, I don’t,” she said.

Still have any doubts? Later in the conversation, Hewitt asked the same question again. “Do you think there are more than a half million, you know, honest-to-God white nationalists running around the United States?”

Clinton: “Probably not, no.”

A white nationalist would like to establish a sovereign country for people of white European heritage, an idea everyone across the political spectrum finds unspeakably intolerable and offensive. Now, the woman who declared that this was the desire of more than half of Americans is saying that virtually nobody wants it. On both counts, she’s completely wrong.

There’s no doubt that Clinton is probably going to try running again for president in 2020 – if she’s even alive that long – and might be trying to absolve her guilt and pander to all those “undecideds” who instantly went MAGA the second she blasted them as no-good racist deplorables for not voting Democrat.

However, Clinton did later admit that there were more white nationalists in America than she had thought. Expressing her worries that the internet and the presidency of Trump is giving them a voice and a platform, she hinted that under her iron scepter, she will attempt to silence them.

“Unfortunately, their views, which used to be quite beyond the mainstream, you know, have a much broader audience now, because you know, of being online and having outlets and media presence that can promote those attitudes,” she said.

How many white nationalists are there in the United States? That’s a question with troublingly few answers, since for some mysterious reason the liberal mainstream media – even though it claims all the time that white supremacy is on the rise – hasn’t actually bothered to take polls and just ask people whether they are white nationalists.

Actually, there’s a simple answer to that. If such a poll were to be taken, our bet is that liberals would be very disappointed to discover that almost nobody is actually a white nationalist, and so there would be no way they could continue scaring people with those fears. A tactic Clinton has apparently given up on.

Left-wingers are entirely convinced that some vague but large majority of people who say they aren’t racists or white nationalists, actually share a lot of views with them – which is why Nazi and white supremacist have become interchangeable with Republican and libertarian.

An article by Newsweek, which polled around 5,000 in order address this very question, came up with this response:

About 70 percent of respondents strongly agreed that people of different races should be “free to live wherever they choose” and that “all races are equal,” and 89 percent agreed that all races should be treated equally. At the same time, 31 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage,” while 34 percent strongly or somewhat disagreed and 29 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed.

Reality is, it’s a little true that some Americans do have overlapping views with white nationalists, but the overwhelming majority of respondents STRONGLY believe that the races should be free, are equal, and should be treated equally. Sounds like none of these respondents would be joining a lynch mob or waging a second Holocaust any time soon – trying to equate the preservation of white heritage with support for slavery and genocide is obviously one of the Left’s biggest lies, and the very reason why 39 percent of people in this same survey believe white people are under attack.

So Clinton changes her mind, and now says she believes less than one percent of the American population are white nationalists – did she believe there were even LESS than that during the campaign trail? Either way, she’s either just lying or plain stupid.

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