Look What They Do to Wild Horses here in Colorado

United States
June 19, 2022 11:12am CST
Such that there is no living here I tell you. @JudyEv This has been going on now for years. Do they do such things in your land? What is the purpose of this cruelty and even deaths of wild animals?
https://coloradosun.com/2022/06/15/wild-horses-colorado-governor/
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@Plethos (13524)
• United States
19 Jun
its not pretty but culling has to be done to, ironically, preserve and protect the healthy horses. australia has a similar problem with the kangaroos. birds, mostly chickens, go through the same. they have to be seperated from the healthy, and then put down to get a grasp on the disease before it becomes catastrophic.
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• United States
19 Jun
Oh so its not to just make dog food out of the lovely horses is it? I see Plethos. But I still want them to leave them alone.
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• United States
19 Jun
@58lordstreet Oh I see John...the wild boars in town. There are moose and elk that come over here walking around in peoples yards and bears and coyotes and all sorts.
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19 Jun
and camels.They cull wild boar here because they like to hang out in town
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@paigea (35290)
• Canada
19 Jun
Do they claim to have some purpose for doing that?
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• United States
19 Jun
I have read some terrible things that they are making the horses into dog food among other things
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• United States
20 Jun
@paigea They do not care how they do it..that is the thing..so cruel
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@paigea (35290)
• Canada
20 Jun
@RebeccasFarm I understand some culling has to be done, but surely it can be done more kindly.
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@sissy15 (10981)
• United States
5 Aug
It's so sad that that's happening. I always forget there are wild horses because I live in Ohio and that's not really a thing here. My husband is headed to Colorado next week for work. I know he's looking forward to the scenery but sadly it seems every state seems to have something undesirable going on especially right now. It's sad to think that someone could so easily hurt animals.
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@sissy15 (10981)
• United States
5 Aug
@RebeccasFarm Thank you, I will definitely miss him. He's excited about it but I've never been this far from him. He has been away before but never in a different state. He's supposed to keep in contact and let me know when he arrives places safely. It's hard to be separated from him this long after being with him nearly every day minus a day here or there for the last 12 and a half years (not counting the time before we lived together) and let alone so far away but we'll get through it. I know he's going to have trouble sleeping he hasn't slept completely alone in a while.
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• United States
5 Aug
Yes thats true every place has its downsides. You will miss him then Sissy. I hope he will be home quickly to you.
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• United States
5 Aug
@sissy15 And I hope his work is fruitful here. Where exactly is he going Denver if you dont mind me asking Or is it mountain towns do you know? Some of Colorado high up is really beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
20 Jun
I am not going to read, this makes me sick, of course this does not happen here.
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• United States
20 Jun
Of course it does not happen there Anna..this makes me so mad
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• United States
20 Jun
@LadyDuck Of course, as I always say, civilized.
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
20 Jun
@RebeccasFarm Animals are respected here.
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I’ve read about the horrible treatment of wild horses. It shouldn’t be allowed. So cruel.
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• United States
20 Jun
@RubyHawk Yes maybe so
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• United States
19 Jun
Yes it is very sad Ruby
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jun
@RebeccasFarm There should be something that could be done. Maybe if more people were aware and began to protest.
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@Hannihar (123031)
• Israel
5 Aug
@RebeccasFarm That is disgusting. They should be punished for that.
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• United States
5 Aug
Yeah they should Hanni..but I guess Plethos here explained more about it.
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• United States
13 Aug
@Hannihar No it isnt pretty alright
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@Hannihar (123031)
• Israel
8 Aug
@RebeccasFarm I just read what Plethos said and now it makes more sense but it still is not pretty.
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@m_audrey6788 (58561)
• Germany
19 Jun
That`s not good
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• United States
19 Jun
They are nuts here I tell you..
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• Germany
19 Jun
@RebeccasFarm Horses didn`t do anything to them. Right?
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• United States
19 Jun
@m_audrey6788 No they didnt
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@much2say (56068)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Jun
So cruel. Even though they say it serves a greater purpose, it's just inhumane .
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@much2say (56068)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Jun
• United States
24 Jun
It really is no matter what the purpose
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@jobelbojel (31533)
• Philippines
22 Jun
Have not any here, the horses here are used to transport people to the highlands. And some are part of attraction in few cities.
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• United States
22 Jun
I love horses Bojel
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@jobelbojel (31533)
• Philippines
24 Jun
@RebeccasFarm Not much for me. But amazed at how owners take care of their hairs. (Is really hear, I don't know the term)
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@aninditasen (7883)
• Raurkela, India
20 Jun
No cruelty towards animals is not allowed in India. It's a crime.
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• United States
20 Jun
Yes as it should be
@mrki444 (14961)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 Jun
Why they don't catch them like in history?
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• United States
20 Jun
Yes why indeed.
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• United States
20 Jun
@mrki444 Yes it is
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@mrki444 (14961)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 Jun
@RebeccasFarm It is slower but much friendly.
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@dya80dya (26663)
21 Jun
Some people are so cruel.
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• United States
21 Jun
They are.
@porwest (55668)
• United States
20 Jun
The purpose of the "roundups" is to better support the population of horses living on the range of course. There are only enough resources to maintain roughly 235 horses, yet there are over 1000 on the range which means many may die of starvation or suffer other things. However, they have had issues with horses getting sick in less than respectable conditions after they are captured—so there seems to be an interest by the governor to find a better way to conduct these operations which seems reasonable. As for land and wildlife management, this is something not unique to Colorado and happens pretty much everywhere. In certain parts of the country wolves are managed (killed), as are wild boar and other animals. Hunting seasons are largely a part of land and wildlife management, particularly with deer. It can be a tough consideration, but many times these actions are largely to help the wildlife populations rather than harm them, even if it means we have to kill some.
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• United States
20 Jun
Yes the pic makes the operation look mean doesnt it?
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@porwest (55668)
• United States
21 Jun
@RebeccasFarm It does. I am sure they use it more for shock value than anything. But I generally support the round ups.
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
19 Jun
I cannot read this one. Heartbreaking to see.
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• United States
19 Jun
@CarolDM I wish they'd find something worthwhile to do instead of this.
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• United States
19 Jun
Yes it is heartbreaking alright
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
19 Jun
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@marlina (149351)
• Canada
19 Jun
Sounds very cruel
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• United States
19 Jun
It is Marlina
@RasmaSandra (56446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Jun
That is awful to do this to those beautiful animals,
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• United States
20 Jun
I feel sad for the poor horses
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@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Jun
They cull various animals in this way in Australia. There is a lot of controversy about the way it's done as regards our brumbies (wild horses). Cattlemen mostly want brumbies/donkeys/camels culled to give more grazing for their cattle. It does seem very cruel.
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• United States
20 Jun
Yes it does doesnt it Judy
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@Kandae11 (47301)
19 Jun
Doesn't look good.
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• United States
19 Jun
Horrible Kandase.
19 Jun
i would have to look into it more before passing a judgement
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• United States
19 Jun
Yes. To me to see anything captured that is wild, I can relate.