Re: [RC] [Guest] Mustangs to Mexico?/ - Heidi Smith
Thank you, J. Brashier, for two great posts. You are right that the
mustangs have been "loved to death" by people who don't have a clue what
really happens. I'm glad to see someone in your position who is willing to
tell it like it is.
> J. Brashier quitab@xxxxxxxxxxx
> As a wild horse mentor, state advisor for the Mustang and Burro
> as well as a mustang owner, I had to write to this post. The mustang
> is rising fast and the adoption program as well as the refuges can't keep
> up. I check on adopted mustangs and some of the horrors I see rip my
> out. I also have information on the mustang bands that are overproducing
> and overgrazing, this is not due to the cattleman, but to the fact that we
> have protected the mustang to well. Older horses and foals that would be
> handled by the natural selection of the fittest are surviving. I have a
> mustang that I adopted 27 years ago that i would not give up for anything
> (which includes the husband), I also have another mustang mare that is
> to my heart, but these are exceptions not the rule. If a quick death is
> option to some of the suffering I have seen at the hands of some adopters
> (even if it is for human consumption) I would vote for that. We have
> "loved" the mustang into a really hard life. Fire away. I have already
> heard anything that can be said about this subject. I love the breed to
> much to see them protected in the manner they are in most places.
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