According to the article written by environmental activist Whitney Webb via True Activist, 44,000 of the 67,000 wild horses in the US are voted to be slaughtered by the Federal Agency. They demand that 65% of the wild horses must be culled to open up more land for the public ranches. Beef industry representatives asserted that wild horses were overpopulated and unhealthy. They say the only way to solve this problem (population crisis) humanely is to slaughter 44,000 and sterilize the remaining horses, and eventually eliminate the entire country 's wild horse population. The horses will be sold for meat to Mexico and Canada via middlemen. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers federally owned public lands. These public lands are frequently leased by cattle ranchers. Cattle consume 82% of the forage. The removal of these horses would mean more cattle could roam the land, generating $14.5 million more for BLM annually. The BLM also leases public lands to gas and energy companies who have installed 63,000 oil and gas wells. The BLM makes $1.27 million off of leasing land for fracking.
There is an online petition to stop the slaughter. Ginger Kathrens, a person not associated with beef industry said there is no overpopulation and current population levels are below levels necessary for genetic viability, putting wild horses in danger of disappearing for good. The National Academy of Sciences supported Kathrens stating that there is no evidence of overpopulation and the BLM’s current practice of removing wild horses from public lands is to blame for the high population growth rate. A press release state...
... middle of paper ...
...alternatives. Just to ask people not to eat beef is not a solution, it is a suggestion that is not realistic. The BLM solution will be implemented just the way they wipe out birds around the airports, can you argue with that, don 't fly and let the birds live? Obviously in this regard, the government will be responsible to implement the solution, and the risk of this implementation is low to nothing.
I personally think that seeing wild horses in the wild is beautiful, but according to the facts, their population has to be controlled, but I don 't agree with total annihilation of the horses. I believe the government still can designate some specific areas, such as national parks, to let some of these horses survive freely, but under control. After all, they were the man 's best company for centuries and we still measure mechanical powers with the degree of horse power.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- References Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. (n.d.). Mercury in Schools Case Studies | Mercury | US EPA. Retrieved from Environmental Protection Agency website: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/casestudies.htm#1 According to the United States, Environmental Protection Agency the Washington D.C. Fire Department Hazmat responded to Ballou High School call for crisis management on October 2nd, 2003. The high school had encountered a mercury spill on the premises. The Washington D.C. Hazmat ended up putting up a relentless effort to clean up the mercury spill.... [tags: United States Environmental Protection Agency]
1168 words (3.3 pages)
- Before the Constitution was introduced, the federal government did not have any power over the states or the country. After Constitution was ratified, the power of the federal government has increased respectively to the power of the states. In the Constitution, there are several clauses and acts that helped expand the federal power over time. One of the clauses that helped the government was the Taxing and Spending Clause, located in Article I, Section 8. The clause allows the federal government to tax citizens of the United States.... [tags: Supreme Court Rulings]
798 words (2.3 pages)
- 1. How does the unit rule work in the Electoral College. How does this affect a candidate’s choice of which states to concentrate on in a campaign. Every four years, voters re-elect a President and Vice-President, the candidate who wins the majority votes in that state wins elector votes. Two states do not count for this system, (Nebraska and Maine) these votes are “assigned by proportional representation, meaning that the top vote-getter in those states wins two electoral votes (for the two Senators) while the remaining electoral votes are allocated congressional district by congressional district.” According to the Huffington Post article “What Is The Electoral College.... [tags: Federal Reserve System, Central bank]
1432 words (4.1 pages)
- Leon County originated in the year 1822 after the emergence of East Florida and West Florida. The Leon County seat is Tallahassee, which also serves as the state capital of Florida since it was the focal point between two principal cities. Unbeknownst to most, this county was named after the famous Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce De Leon, the first European to reach Florida1. In the year 1845, the first Florida constitution was adopted when Florida joined the union, and as a result, established the Office of Sheriff.... [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police]
1542 words (4.4 pages)
The Fbi Is The Primary Federal Agency Responsible For Investigating Allegations Regarding Violations Of Federal Civil Rights
- The FBI is the primary federal agency responsible for investigating allegations regarding violations of federal civil rights statutes. These laws are designed to protect the civil rights of all persons—citizens and non-citizens alike—within U.S. territory. Using its full suite of investigative and intelligence capabilities, the Bureau today works closely with its partners to prevent and address hate crime, human trafficking, color of law violations, and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act violations.(fbi.gov/civil rights,2016).... [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States]
782 words (2.2 pages)
- Critics say that the response by the federal government during Katrina was a disaster in itself. I agree. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency in charge of responding to and mitigating disasters and catastrophes when they occur in the United Sates. FEMA is activated once the president declares a particular area to be a disaster. FEMA is essentially the first responder that attempts to meet a disaster victims’ food, water and shelter needs. They are responsible for a fast, long-term response and they coordinate activities with state and local personnel as well as contractors to provide immediate services and supplies to the victims.... [tags: Hurricane Katrina, George W. Bush]
1479 words (4.2 pages)
- When a disaster occurs, the first things that a lot of people think about are the first responders such as policemen, firemen and medical personnel. The first responders are the people who others rely on to initially meet the disaster head on. What a lot of people do not know is that the typical first responders are not the only ones who deal with a disaster but there are other responders whose main task is to coordinate hundreds of people who are on scene and who represent many different agencies.... [tags: dealing with catastrophe]
1750 words (5 pages)
- Federal spending is necessary for the economy and is essential to the accomplishment of national goals and advancement. This is why a budget is needed, however, there is no actual process mentioned in the Constitution that explains how Congress should do this. The Constitution states: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.... [tags: federal spending, government budgeting]
997 words (2.8 pages)
- The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is a regulatory agency in Florida which was created under the Health Care Reform Acts of 1992. The purpose of the Health Reform Acts of 1992 was to ensure efficient quality and affordable health care services were available to all Floridians by the end of 1994. Florida, in the 1980’s, had a very large population of uninsured residents and a large population of senior citizen, practically all of whom are insured by Medicare; and its Medicare expenditures per eligible beneficiary were the highest in the nation (Florida Agency For Health Care Administration).... [tags: regulatory agency, ]
1197 words (3.4 pages)
- We all have experienced the inefficiencies of the present form of government. We are in a unique position to answer the most important political question of all: ¬ "whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice." If we are up to the challenge, our actions will have great worldwide significance. The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.... [tags: Federal government of the United States]
847 words (2.4 pages)