Wild Horses: Selective Breeding and Roundups Are Driving Herds To Extinction

A household of untamed horses that lives in a distant forest have symbiotically grazed-in a fire-break, which is defending a forest of champion old-growth conifirs towards catastrophic wildfire.

Wild Horses are 'keystone herbivores' and are critical components in a balanced ecosystem: Image from Rewilding Europe

Wild Horses are ‘keystone herbivores’ and are important elements in a balanced ecosystem: Picture from Rewilding Europe

A herd of wild horses seen in an alpine riparian area of a wilderness area. Documeted evidence proves wild horses have been using this riparian area and spring for centuries without any ill effects. Photo: William E. Simpson II

A herd of untamed horses seen in an alpine riparian space of a wilderness space. Documeted proof proves wild horses have been utilizing this riparian space and spring for hundreds of years with none unwell results. Picture: William E. Simpson II

Wild horses are natures reseeding experts. In this photo, grasses and plants are springing-forth from wild horse droppings. Unlike ruminants (deer, cattle, sheep) that digest virtually all the seeds they consume, wild horse droppings help native plants to thrive.

Wild horses are natures reseeding specialists. On this picture, grasses and crops are springing-forth from wild horse droppings. Not like ruminants (deer, cattle, sheep) that digest just about all of the seeds they eat, wild horse droppings assist native crops to thrive.

Wild horses seen reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, protecting the forest

A household band of native species American wild horses is seen symbiotically lowering wildfire fuels off a forest ground, making the timber extra hearth resistant. Picture: William E. Simpson II

The Bureau of Land Administration (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service are undermining the long-term survival of native species American wild horses

FACT: Mountain lions, bears, wolves, and coyotes are all of the co-evolved predators of untamed horses in North America”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2021 / — The Bureau of Land Administration (‘BLM’) is arguably responsible of willful ignorance within the ongoing grossly negligent administration of native species American wild horses.

Furthermore, the BLM is responsible of deliberately spreading misinformation about native species wild horses, by misinforming the general public and elected officers with made-up ‘details’ which are opposite of real science.

One instance, is that this false assertion made by the BLM:

“Wild horses don’t have any pure predators …”

This a manifestly false assertion promoted by the BLM so as to deceive the general public into considering that their administration utilizing roundups and drugging wild horses with PZP is the one various, which is opposite to details and out there options.

That false *assertion seems in a so-called administration plan that was introduced to the Congress of The USA in writing titled; ‘Report To Congress – Administration Choices For A Sustainable Wild Horse And Burro Program’.

*Government Abstract, Web page-1, paragraph 5:

FACT: Mountain lions, bears, wolves, and coyotes are all of the co-evolved predators of untamed horses in North America. [1]

Solely a corrupted or ignorant company or group would suggest to handle any useful resource based mostly upon misinformation.

The BLM is deliberately engaged in a marketing campaign of roundups designed to cut back wild horse populations to sub-minimal ranges required for genetic vigor.

Based on the most effective out there science, when herds are introduced right down to populations beneath the minimal of 250 breeding grownup wild horses, inbreeding begins, which ends up in the lack of genetic vigor and leads to genetic erosion.

The time period ‘Applicable Administration Degree’ (‘AML’) is an oxymoron.

There’s nothing that’s genetically or ecologically ‘acceptable’ about lowering the inhabitants of any species of protected wildlife beneath the minimal inhabitants required to take care of genetic energy and variety.

Additional exacerbating this example is that most of the mares which are allowed to stay on the vary, or which are subsequently launched again onto the vary by the BLM (merely a photo-op for the BLM), are handled with chemical compounds that render mares infertile (non-breeding).

Selective Breeding of Native Species American Wild Horses Utilizing Medicine

The BLM and wild horse non-profit organizations and activists who’re engaged in selective breeding of native species American wild horses are meddling with pure processes which are important for the long-term survival of the species.

When a human decides which animals get to breed and/or which don’t, that’s selective breeding. And that’s opposite to the intent of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA).

Selective breeding of untamed horses by people disintermediates the evolutionary means of ‘Pure Choice’, which is important to the continued survival and genetic vigor of untamed horses. It’s a vital evolutionary course of in any co-evolved predator-prey relationship. For this reason it’s flawed administration to take care of wild horse populations which are commingled with livestock populations in Herd Areas which have been made devoid of apex predators. That is nice for livestock manufacturing, however horrible for wild horses, which require and rely on their co-evolved predators for his or her genetic vigor and inhabitants equilibrium inside any ecosystem.

No matter ‘good intentions’ by some wild horse non-profit organizations and activists, doing the flawed issues for wild horses is dangerous and inexcusable.

Excuses that posit using chemical contraception (PZP and GonaCon) on native species American wild horses as the most effective answer for overpopulation are examples of a poor understanding of evolutionary science. And this ignorance is driving the irreversible injury that’s being carried out to the remaining populations of American wild horses.

Egregiously, these highly-flawed administration ways are being utilized by the BLM and non-profit organizations whereas concurrently there exists a superior paradigm for managing wild horses naturally and permitting them to stay actually ‘wild and free’. That ‘superior paradigm’ permits wild horses to renew their longstanding evolutionary roles within the wilderness as keystone herbivores, which steadiness ecosystems and assist to mitigate the depth and frequency of wildfires through reductions of prodigious grass and brush.

An article at GrazeLIFE explains this novel paradigm in larger element:

“Fertility management in free‐roaming wildlife populations has been related to modifications in immigration (Ramsey 2005; Merrill, Cooch & Curtis 2006), decreased group constancy (Nuñez et al. 2009; Madosky et al. 2010), elevated survival (Caughley, Pech & Grice 1992; Kirkpatrick & Turner 2007; Williams et al. 2007), altered reproductive habits (Nuñez, Adelman & Rubenstein 2010; Ransom, Cade & Hobbs 2010) and shifted phenology (Ransom, Hobbs & Bruemmer 2013)” ~ Ecological feedbacks can cut back inhabitants‐degree efficacy of wildlife fertility management. [2]

Using chemical compounds to regulate wild horse populations (wildlife) disintermediates evolutionary Pure Choice and results in genetic erosion and social disruptions in wild horses (equids). And utilizing chemical compounds provides no real long-term sustainable advantages for both facet of the wild horse administration debate. [2]


Apart from the social breakdown of household bands, genetic erosion and selective breeding which are all a part of utilizing PZP on free-roaming native species American wild horses, we discover:

“Even on a big animal struck accurately, the dart (contraceptive PZP and GonaCon darts) could cause hemorrhage and hematoma. Misplaced photographs can break bones and even kill the animal” (Thomas and Marburger 1964). Report–Muzzle report could cause issues in darting both captive or free-ranging animals. In captive conditions, the noise could be extra disturbing to animals than getting struck with a dart. Disturbed animals are then tougher to method, or your entire group of animals could run away” ~ Web page 32; Overview of Supply Programs for the Administration of Contraceptive to Wildlife”, by Terry J. Kreeger


Violating The Intent of the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Safety Act.

Stalking and capturing wild horses with highly effective gas-powered firearms is in itself a ‘harassment’ of untamed horses and is an debatable violation of each the intent and codified specs of the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Safety Act.

Based mostly-on Terry J. Keeger’s research, by selling using PZP and utilizing PZP on American wild horses, non-profit organizations who help PZP, are arguably utilizing donation funds to encourage harming wild horses in violation of the intent of very Act that seeks to guard them.


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French, Brett. (2010, December 9). Ferocious appetites: Examine finds mountain lions could also be consuming greater than beforehand believed. Billings Gazette. Retrieved from

Turner JW Jr and Morrison ML. (2001). Affect of Predation by Mountain Lions on Numbers and Survivorship of a Feral Horse Inhabitants. The Southwestern Naturalist. Vol. 46, No. 2 (Jun., 2001), pp. 183-190. Accessible at

Greger, Paul D. and Romney, Evan M. (1999). Excessive foal mortality limits development of a desert feral horse inhabitants in Nevada. Nice Basin Naturalist: Vol. 59: No. 4, Article 10. Accessible at:

French, Brett. (2004, August 12). Lions blamed for deaths of Pryor foals. Billings Gazette. Retrieved from 89-31a1-5110-8fb5-a21e9f753de7.html

2. ‘Ecological feedbacks can cut back inhabitants‐degree efficacy of wildlife fertility management’

‘Penalties of porcine zona pellucida immunocontraception to feral horses’

‘Genetic variation, inbreeding and chemical publicity—mixed results in wildlife and demanding concerns for ecotoxicology’

‘Immunocontraception in wild horses (Equus caballus) extends reproductive biking past the traditional breeding season’

‘Results of porcine zona pellucida immunocontraceptives in zoo felids’

‘Is Wildlife Fertility Management All the time Humane?’

Grey ME and Cameron EZ. (2010). Does contraceptive therapy in wildlife lead to uncomfortable side effects? A overview of quantitative and anecdotal proof. [“Two main impacts of immunocontraception have been proposed; 1) genetic resistance could evolve, similar to the response seen to other biological control agents (Magiafoglou et al. 2003), and 2) immunocontraceptives could be selecting for immuno-compromised individuals since those treated females that do breed have a lower immune response to the contraceptive (Nettles 1997, Cooper & Herbert 2001).”] Copy 139, 45-55. On-line publication date: 1-Jan-2010. Retrieved at material/139/1/45.full

Knight, Colleen M., Rubenstein, Daniel I. (2014). The Results of Porcine Zona Pellucida Immunocontraception on Well being and Habits of Feral Horses (Equus caballus). [“Inducing sterility … may have unintended consequences on population dynamics by increasing longevity and eliminating the mares’ ability to contribute genetically.”] Princeton College Thesis, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Accessible at with/88435/dsp01vt150j42

3. ‘Affect of ruminant digestive processes on germination of ingested seeds’

‘Ruminant Digestion’:

4. ‘Collapse of the world’s largest herbivores’:

“By altering the amount and distribution of gasoline provides, massive herbivores can form the frequency, depth, and spatial distribution of fires throughout a panorama”. William J. Ripple1, Thomas M. Newsome1,2,Christopher Wolf1, Rodolfo Dirzo3, Kristoffer T. Everatt4, Mauro Galetti5, Matt W. Hayward4,6, Graham I. H. Kerley4, Taal Levi7, Peter A. Lindsey8,9, David W. Macdonald10, Yadvinder Malhi11, Luke E. Painter7, Christopher J. Sandom10, John Terborgh12 and Blaire Van Valkenburgh13 material/1/4/e1400103.full

5. ‘Can Wild Horses Assist Stop Wildfires within the West?’

#Wild Horses, #WildHorses, #BureauofLandManagement, #USFS, #Ecology, #Rewilding

William E Simpson
Wild Horse Ranch Productions
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Wildfire continues to devastate the American West. Based on some, the plan that would fight the hazard of forest hearth lies within the position of the wild horse.


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