I’m probably going to catch some flack for this one, but I have to get it off my chest.
This morning, while wandering around Twitter, I saw a post regarding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reopening the Nevada area for mustang round-up. Thinking Aww, that’s Kobi’s people, I clicked on the link.
The article pretty much slammed the BLM for rounding up mustangs. I believe (and have to believe) that the BLM is doing what they feel is best for the wild horses. I know anytime you involve passionate humans, beliefs and issues can get skewed – involving the government adds a whole new level of error (think educational reform or Obamacare).
But getting back to the horses – without outside intervention, these animals could die a slow death from starvation due to overgrazing and lack of water or become target practice for those who feel mustangs don’t have a place in the ‘wild west’.
Yes, I believe that.
What the BLM has given some of these horses (I admit, not all find good homes) is the chance to survive: they don’t have to worry about enough to graze upon, water to drink, or predators. Without the BLM rounding up horses in Nevada I wouldn’t have Kobi – the main reason I do what I do.
I know there are several sides to every story, but I don’t think the BLM deserves to be condemned for what they do.
And yes, I will be attending the BLM adoption in two weeks in Green Cove Springs, Florida!
Link to the first article I wrote to BLM (scroll down to Kobi’s name)
Link to the second article I wrote to BLM