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(Washington Post)   Horsepocalypse is not the title of Syfy's latest movie, but what's about to happen in the western United States   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 182
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2013-08-26 04:49:36 PM  
"Under a 1971 law, the Bureau of Land Management is supposed to protect these horses and make sure their numbers don't get out of hand - so that they're not destroying the ecosystem or dying of starvation."

You mean, we created a system that is supposed to protect wild animals from...nature? I mean, is nature not a system that regulates itself? We really are an arrogant species. Ironic because we invented arrogance. We're probably the only species capable of arrogance. Although, I find that dolphins tend to be pretty full of themselves.

Anyway, horses. The only thing left to do is build the world's longest chariot. Problem solved.

Also, see what they did here:
"Lately, Congress has started reining in spending here."
 
2013-08-26 04:49:40 PM  
Because the BLM is managed by people considered too retarded to fit into any other branch of government work.
 
2013-08-26 04:49:55 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.


it is and I do
/Italians know whats up too
//try the Imperial mortadella
 
2013-08-26 04:50:12 PM  
If there is anything at all that we humans are great at, it's reducing the population of any animal that doesn't out-reproduce our ability to slaughter em.
 
2013-08-26 04:50:22 PM  
Very simple solution:
scrummyyummy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-26 04:50:25 PM  
One word... Taco Bell.
 
2013-08-26 04:50:54 PM  
Give them to the Romanians, they seem to take of them real good.
 
2013-08-26 04:50:58 PM  
Are unwanted horses not still sold, by the estimated pound on the hoof, to the "chicken man",  to be shipped to Mexico and rendered into chicken feed/pet food/burritoes?
 
2013-08-26 04:51:03 PM  

Apik0r0s: gadian: downstairs: TuteTibiImperes: naughtyrev: If people in this country would just get over their "but I wanted a pony when I was a kid!" attitude and start eating horse, this wouldn't be a problem.

This. Horse meat is supposedly very tasty. The French eat it, and I think that their judgement should be trusted in all matters culinary.

I'm curious what the issue is with eating horse meat?  Wiki didn't give me a good understanding, just explaining its taboo, and even illegal in some places.  Is it merely because we consider them "pets"?

They're work animals.  You don't eat your work animals.

What, are you Hindu?

I had horse, unknowingly, in Basque country. After that, I had it knowingly. Not deluded by anthropomorphism.


Don't anthropomorphise animals, they hate that.
 
2013-08-26 04:51:09 PM  
There are people who dedicate their lives to making sure the BLM does absolutely NOTHING in regards to the wild horses.  They don't want them rounded up for adoption, they don't want them rounded up for sterilization, they don't want them rounded up for slaughter....these people want the horses left alone to "grace our majestic lands" or some such bullshiat.  They have sued and fought and fought and sued for years to achieve this goal and they damn sure aren't going to give up any time soon.

/they were responsible for the ban on horse slaughter and have even sued when horses were adopted by people who they thought MIGHT export the horses for slaughter
 
2013-08-26 04:51:30 PM  

old_toole: One word... Taco Bell.


Pfft, why would they start serving real meat?
 
2013-08-26 04:52:04 PM  

Headso: Kahabut: It kinda makes you wonder why a horse costs so farking much to buy.  I guess it's like puppies you get from a breeder.  Pure greed.

you can get a horse for free pretty easy but it will probably not be good for riding, that's when they start costing money.


Actually, I knew that.  My aunt has several rescue horses.  I helped rehabilitate a couple of them.  Have a few scars to prove it.

/some of those farkers still had teeth.
 
2013-08-26 04:52:16 PM  

GoldSpider: Pedophile watch-list thread?


Oh.  It's going to be one of  thosethreads, isn't it?
 
2013-08-26 04:52:23 PM  
You mean this whole time people in Best Korea have been starving for nutn?
 
2013-08-26 04:52:56 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: When I'm bored, I doodle horses.


Yeah, well SOME of us just get arrested for that and aren't allowed on farms anymore.

/neigh means nay
 
2013-08-26 04:52:58 PM  
Sounds like stupid government regulations caused this. Why not have a cull? Didn't Florida get a ton of insane people for their snake cull? Did they all kill themselves?
 
2013-08-26 04:53:05 PM  
The whole problem is easily dealt with, thanks to the Homeland Security Act. . Have them rounded up and shipped off to Guantanamo, where they can be melted down away from the public gaze.

Extraordinary rendering, if you will.
 
2013-08-26 04:53:25 PM  

Kahabut: Headso: Kahabut: It kinda makes you wonder why a horse costs so farking much to buy.  I guess it's like puppies you get from a breeder.  Pure greed.

you can get a horse for free pretty easy but it will probably not be good for riding, that's when they start costing money.

Actually, I knew that.  My aunt has several rescue horses.  I helped rehabilitate a couple of them.  Have a few scars to prove it.

/some of those farkers still had teeth.


Ever get a nice kick to the middle of the back? Fun times.
 
2013-08-26 04:53:42 PM  
Where are the predators in this region? Non-human?
 
2013-08-26 04:54:06 PM  
I love horses, ridden since teeenage, and they can't be allowed to suffer. Kill what you need to, do it cleanly. fark this birth control crap.
 
2013-08-26 04:54:26 PM  

Fool_Marquis: The problem is: America romanticizes the horse, because of the West. They were our ancestors' loyal companions, and they helped the spread of our nation, and as a result we are more than a little attached to the horse. The French are still passed about Agencourt, so they willingly eat their horses.
For America: we let them loose, and we have this kind of delusion about them being native and natural, and part of the west.


We didn't let them loose, Conquistadors let them loose.
 
2013-08-26 04:54:53 PM  
They eat horses don't they...
 
2013-08-26 04:55:02 PM  
arch.413chan.net
 
2013-08-26 04:55:34 PM  
They couldn't drag me away.

/we'll ride them, someday
 
2013-08-26 04:55:56 PM  

stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.


Horses are native to North America.
 
2013-08-26 04:56:32 PM  

This text is now purple: Horses are native to North America.


Wat.
 
2013-08-26 04:56:59 PM  
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2013-08-26 04:57:10 PM  

GoldSpider: baronbloodbath: Pony thread?

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Pony thread.

Pedophile watch-list thread?


Wow do you watch fox news too? What's wrong with friendship is magic?
 
2013-08-26 04:58:56 PM  

GoldSpider: baronbloodbath: Pony thread?

[600x600 from http://denver.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw2703-did_someone_sa y_ponythread.jpg image 600x600]

Pony thread.

Pedophile watch-list thread?


1.5/10.  You'll get better bites over in the Politics threads.
 
2013-08-26 04:59:52 PM  

This text is now purple: stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.

Horses are native to North America.


LOLWUT?

You thinking about all the imagery of Indians riding horses? That's all due to the Spaniards...
 
2013-08-26 05:02:36 PM  
Why aren't we just culling the herds?
 
2013-08-26 05:03:11 PM  

simplicimus: Where are the predators in this region? Non-human?


Mountain lions are probably the apex predator for the vast majority of the area where the horses are(wolves maybe in the more northern areas), but neither is too keen on tackling a 1200lb mustang that can kick a head right off a body (and bite at least as hard as the cat).  And, these horses can run long distances at 30-40mph....both cat and wolf and probably coyotes would be glad to munch on a colt or downed animal. Bears (black and brown) would'nt mind chewing on some horsehide too, but they're just as happy to munch on grass and berries for a good portion of their meals.

/not saying bears or cats or wolves don't take the horses down, but a deer is a much easier target to any of them
 
2013-08-26 05:04:51 PM  

kidgenius: This text is now purple: stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.

Horses are native to North America.

LOLWUT?

You thinking about all the imagery of Indians riding horses? That's all due to the Spaniards...


Yes, those evil white people brought them here.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:27 PM  
Kill the bronies.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:30 PM  

ferretman: Very simple solution:
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Horse it's what's for dinner!
/problem solved
 
2013-08-26 05:05:45 PM  

This text is now purple: stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.

Horses are native to North America.


Until they died out 11,000 years ago, but yeah.
"Modern horses, zebras, and asses belong to the genusEquus, the only surviving genus in a once diverse family, the Equidae. Based on fossil records, the genus appears to have originated in North America about 4 million years ago and spread to Eurasia (presumably by crossing the Bering land bridge) 2 to 3 million years ago. Following that original emigration, there were additional westward migrations to Asia and return migrations back to North America, as well as several extinctions ofEquus species in North America."
http://www.livescience.com/9589-surprising-history-america-wild-hors es .html
 
2013-08-26 05:06:13 PM  

phenn: Kahabut: Headso: Kahabut: It kinda makes you wonder why a horse costs so farking much to buy.  I guess it's like puppies you get from a breeder.  Pure greed.

you can get a horse for free pretty easy but it will probably not be good for riding, that's when they start costing money.

Actually, I knew that.  My aunt has several rescue horses.  I helped rehabilitate a couple of them.  Have a few scars to prove it.

/some of those farkers still had teeth.

Ever get a nice kick to the middle of the back? Fun times.


No, but I learned at a very young age that horses are evil farkers, along with most other farm animals.  Dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.

I've never walked behind a horse in my life, and I rarely go near the front either (anymore).  Seen one too many people seriously injured by a pissed off horse.  Never did understand the attitude of the humans that were trying to get the horse to do something.  It's bigger than you, and not happy about what you are doing, you might want to reconsider.
 
2013-08-26 05:07:27 PM  
farkingismybusiness:

t2.gstatic.com

Done in 22.

/22?
 
2013-08-26 05:13:32 PM  
Guess that's better than an alpacalypse.  Nasty spitting bastards.
 
2013-08-26 05:16:46 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Goodbye horses.

/I'm flying over you.


Hey wait, let me get my skin suit on first
 
2013-08-26 05:19:23 PM  

chevydeuce: There are people who dedicate their lives to making sure the BLM does absolutely NOTHING in regards to the wild horses.  They don't want them rounded up for adoption, they don't want them rounded up for sterilization, they don't want them rounded up for slaughter....these people want the horses left alone to "grace our majestic lands" or some such bullshiat.  They have sued and fought and fought and sued for years to achieve this goal and they damn sure aren't going to give up any time soon.

/they were responsible for the ban on horse slaughter and have even sued when horses were adopted by people who they thought MIGHT export the horses for slaughter


My ex mother-in-law and one of my coworkers belong to some "save the wild horses" group here in Nevada. Walking into their offices is like walking into a teenage girls' bedroom - it's full of horses.

And yeah, they sue all the time, and fundraise all the time, too. They are constantly trying to get us to donate for the cause.

My personal dislike for these two women doesn't help, but I'm of the opinion that they should be rounded up and sold to whomever wants to slaughter them and sell the parts off. No reason the government should be spending billions to save wild horses when we've got no shortage of horses throughout the country.
 
2013-08-26 05:20:16 PM  
Jesus, just shoot the farkers and make Jello and horse steaks.
 
2013-08-26 05:22:53 PM  

Magnanimous_J: That's good. I hate horses. I hate the way that they stare at you sideways with their huge, squishy looking eyeball and always try to touch you with their gross, floppy lips. I spend actual time and energy hating horses. I'd punch a horse right in its stupid face if one was here right now.


Candygram for Mongo.
 
2013-08-26 05:23:51 PM  

Kahabut: No, but I learned at a very young age that horses are evil farkers, along with most other farm animals. Dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.

I've never walked behind a horse in my life, and I rarely go near the front either (anymore). Seen one too many people seriously injured by a pissed off horse. Never did understand the attitude of the humans that were trying to get the horse to do something. It's bigger than you, and not happy about what you are doing, you might want to reconsider


Some can be monumental assholes, I'll give you that. My dad's were quite mellow. Big-ass draft horses. Mine, on the other hand, wasn't so delightful. I had finished cleaning a back hoof when a fly gave him a nice bite on the arse. As soon as I put his hoof down - KABLAMMOMYTE.

I forgave him, of course. But, I never forgave that godforsaken rooster, Frank, who spurred me the next day.

Ever dropkick a rooster? Satisfying.
 
2013-08-26 05:25:07 PM  
i don't understand the issue.

When raccoon population gets out of hand you start killing raccoon.
When the deer population gets out of hand you start killing deer.
When the rodent population gets out of hand you start killing rodents.

What makes horses special?
 
2013-08-26 05:27:07 PM  

Sarsin: i don't understand the issue.

When raccoon population gets out of hand you start killing raccoon.
When the deer population gets out of hand you start killing deer.
When the rodent population gets out of hand you start killing rodents.

What makes horses special?


Or homeless people too right?

//Solutions right there
 
2013-08-26 05:31:55 PM  
Just leave them alone. Let nature work it out. It's pretty arrogant of humans to think the horse population needs our intervention. They got along fine before we got out of the trees.
 
2013-08-26 05:34:21 PM  
Ship them overseas as a gift to some Dothraki khal. Problem solved.
 
2013-08-26 05:34:38 PM  

phenn: Kahabut: No, but I learned at a very young age that horses are evil farkers, along with most other farm animals. Dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.

I've never walked behind a horse in my life, and I rarely go near the front either (anymore). Seen one too many people seriously injured by a pissed off horse. Never did understand the attitude of the humans that were trying to get the horse to do something. It's bigger than you, and not happy about what you are doing, you might want to reconsider

Some can be monumental assholes, I'll give you that. My dad's were quite mellow. Big-ass draft horses. Mine, on the other hand, wasn't so delightful. I had finished cleaning a back hoof when a fly gave him a nice bite on the arse. As soon as I put his hoof down - KABLAMMOMYTE.

I forgave him, of course. But, I never forgave that godforsaken rooster, Frank, who spurred me the next day.

Ever dropkick a rooster? Satisfying.


Haha good times.

I've never kicked a rooster, but that does sound like fun.  When I was about 15, I was on the family farm for the summer working for my grandparents.  I told them in no uncertain terms that if that farking rooster woke me up again, I was going to shoot it.  It did, I did, and grandma (as I'm walking back into the house with the rifle) says "guess we're having chicken for dinner, when you get up again, you go clean that bird up".  It was so worth it.

I'm not a fan of abusing animals, but some of them do really beg for it.  (horses not included)
 
2013-08-26 05:35:12 PM  

This text is now purple: stuhayes2010: Horses are an invasive species. Pure n simple. Treat them like kutzoo.

Horses are native to North America.


There was a horse relative that was a native. 2 million years ago.
 
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