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All the Pretty Horses:
Ken Salazar to Leave Interior

Atlantic, by Andrew Cohen

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/17/2013 5:37:44 AM

The Denver Post reported first this morning that Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, will soon resign and leave his federal post in March. It´s not an easy job. There are inherent tensions between nurturing industry and protecting the environment, between the pull to serve as a steward for public lands and the push to use that land for commerce or recreation. (Snip)To me, Salazar´s failures have been most pronounced in his oversight of the Bureau of Land Management as it has overseen the fate of the nation´s wild horses.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/17/2013 5:58:22 AM     (No. 9121584)

What a Hoot! "Nurturing industry! Nothing this administration done has been good for and industry, except the industry of Big Government!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/17/2013 6:23:08 AM     (No. 9121602)

The scandals in the Wild Horse program pre-date Ken Salazar. It was always a dumb, misguided, warm-fuzzies effort. The vaunted wild horses are almost entirely descended from escaped domestic animals, so there´s little reason to protect them at taxpayer expense. The program has, since the beginning, served as a piggy-bank for BLM employees and contractors while accomplishing little of value to either the horses or the people who pay the BLM´s bills.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nina584, 1/17/2013 6:41:12 AM     (No. 9121611)

All hat no cattle Salazar has sold to slaughter a lot of our beautiful wild horses. Some of the horse dealers friends of him. In some cases selling hundreds in a week.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/17/2013 10:39:33 AM     (No. 9121956)

Senor Salazar did great damage to oil production in the U.S. during his term of office. He also had trouble with the truth, almost as bad as president zero.
But he does have a 222,000 dollar bathroom for his office, as noted elsewhere...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/17/2013 11:11:16 AM     (No. 9122035)

I really knew better than to read an Atlantic article. In the screed:

For the first time in history, the government stockpiles more wild horses in captivity than remain free in the wild. Meanwhile, practical, humane and cost-effective solutions, such as birth control, have been given only token attention.

That´s the ticket, birth control for horses! s/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/17/2013 11:25:01 AM     (No. 9122062)

"Wild horses... couldn´t drag me away..."

-The Rolling Stones

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/17/2013 11:56:14 AM     (No. 9122149)

But these so called animal lovers/environemtalists/Dems still voted for Obama.

Wild descendants or not, they should have a decent life and a humane slaughter, if necessary. And if descended from domestic, escaped horses why should their lives count for less than some domestic steer?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tipover, 1/17/2013 4:42:12 PM     (No. 9122731)

The "wild" horses (and donkeys) have been so successful that they are starving to death on the range they stripped. BUT we now have a predator to take care of things in the introduced wolves from Canada. Wonder how the wolves like horse meat, especially foals?

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