Wild Mustangs: How to Reduce their Numbers
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This paper discusses the problem of regulating the number of wild horses in the west in such a way to be economically feasible to tax payers in America. The writer posits that if the wild horses were brought down to controllable numbers, tax dollar waste would be reduced. According to the writer, if animal rights activists are allowed to have their way, animals with no rights will continue to have more privileges than humans who pay for these animals with taxes. Excess, poor quality animals should be disposed of in various ways immediately to get the problem under control. Once under control, the herds will be of a better quality gene pool and adoptions will improve in the near future.
From the Paper:"The agency has tried a few strategies to control the population: the use of birth control vaccines, the assignment of horses in private hands through adoptions and a signed contract with the government, and the placement of excess horses in sanctuaries. All efforts have
disadvantages that have led to holding pens full of unadopted animals that have to be fed. Birth control still requires capturing the horses and advocate groups get in the way stating that genetic
potentials of herds may be disturbed by this method. Money is insufficient for sanctuaries to function economically. Adoptions carry much controversy; advocates are concerned with the
timing of gatherings affecting foaling periods and mares, and paranoia abounds about humane treatment during capture (Booth et al., 2001. 35-36)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Booth, B., Brook, R., Tisdale, M., & Wooster, E. (2001, May). "The Wild bunch". Science and Children. 35-36.
- Bureau of land management. (n.d.). "Fact sheet". National Wild Horse and Burro Program. Reno, NV.
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