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Do you have any idea what the Earth population is TODAY vs 100 years
ago? Look it up. What about technology of today vs 100 years ago?
People have cars today whereas 100 years ago, the horse was the primary
mode of transportation (just for one example).
And this means what?
So by reducing horse farts we caused global warming???
No. More people and COWS farts.
The numbers of horses hasn't really changed.
Sorry, but the number of horses has declined, as well as the numbers of much
wild life. So while human population and cattle population has increased
they simply replaced other animals which are no longer around in great
numbers like Bison.
Going to tell me Bison don't fart?
Respectfully, I think numbers of both horses and wild animals may have
increased. The deer population has become a menace, and in ancient times
in North America deer populations where kept down by their use as a
primary meat source for natives, and later colonialists.
Horses is yet another interesting story.
CURRENT POPULATION – US
Domestic and Recreational Horses: 6.9 million
Wild Horses & Burros: 46, 500
HISTORICAL DOMESTIC POPULATION – US
1867 – 8,000,000
1915 – 21,500,000
1949 – 6,000,000
1950’s (early) - 2,000,000
1957 – 750,000 (*unreliable source? See sources below)
1960 – 3 million
HISTORICAL WILD/FERAL POPULATIONS – US
1971 – 17,000 (first census)
Late 1800’s – Over 1,000,000 in Texas alone
End of 1800’s – 2 million ...
Our real problem with methane gases though is not horses, but cows. We
have a huge feedlot and dairy population of cows. Just their farts are
methane producers of gigantic proportions, and if you add the fermenting
massive piles of manure...whew! No pun intended.
My personal take though is that compared to a fart from the Sun they are
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin (or someone else)