Wild Horses: Changing A Problem Into A Solution

Shooting free-roaming wild horses with PZP is 'harassment', a violation of the federal Act protecting wild horses. Using PZP is 'selective breeding' and causes social disruption in family-bands and leads to genetic erosion, jepordizing sustainability of the species.

Shooting free-roaming wild horses with PZP is ‘harassment’, a violation of the federal Act protecting wild horses. Using PZP is ‘selective breeding’ and causes social disruption in family-bands and leads to genetic erosion, jepordizing sustainability of the species.

A magnificent lone stallion stares into the distant snowy mountains. Photo by: William E. Simpson II - "Over the past 7-years living among and studying free-roaming wild horses, I am privledged to catch special moments.

A magnificent lone stallion stares into the distant snowy mountains. Photo by: William E. Simpson II – “Over the past 7-years living among and studying free-roaming wild horses, I am privledged to catch special moments.

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

One of the amazing wild horses at Wild Horse Ranch that wouldn't be here if we allowed PZP

One of the amazing wild horses at Wild Horse Ranch that wouldn’t be here if we allowed PZP. Photo: William E. Simpson II

Wild horses seen reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, protecting the forest

A family band of native species American wild horses is seen symbiotically reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, making the trees more fire resistant. Photo: William E. Simpson II

Changing current failed wild horse advocacy policy and resulting management to enable a genuinely sustainable solution requires courage and intellectual honesty

PZP Is ‘Genetic Poison’, and shooting PZP projectiles into free-roaming American wild horses is ‘harassment’ and a violation of the federal Act that protects wild horses.”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first and arguably most important step in solving any problem, even one as complex as the issues around the sustainable conservation of free-roaming American wild horses, is to:

1. Recognize there is a problem; and,
2. Identify and define the problem… at its root.

This is much harder to accomplish than it sounds. That’s because of the extensive white-noise that is primarily made-up from misinformation that largely fills the bandwidth of most interested wild horse stakeholders and informs the opinions of many others, including people who have ‘good intentions’.

Importantly, ‘good intentions’ can kill when they are combined with flawed applications of science. One example of this would be the improper application of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (‘CPR’) on a patient. Even with the ‘best intentions’ by a good Samaritan, the improper application of CPR will reduce the odds of survival of the patient.

The Problem:

Wild horses in America are not being managed in harmony with natural evolutionary processes. All wildlife management must be conducted in concert with natural processes.

Wild horses are desperate for a genuine solution from the pressures placed on public land grazing uses by consumerism, which land-use pressures are only going to grow.

The current ignorant yet trendy paradigm of trying to replace natural evolutionary processes that maintain wild horse (wildlife) populations in equilibrium with artificial man-made processes, as so-called ‘population management’, does not yield a sustainable natural population of genetically vibrant wild horses over the long-haul.

More: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/543923114/can-wild-horse-non-profit-advocates-save-america-s-wild-horses-by-drugging-them

PZP Is ‘Genetic Poison’ when used on free-roaming wild horses (wildlife).

Today, there are too many non-profit activist organizations whose ignorance of natural evolutionary sciences is harming the long-term odds for a sustainable natural population of wild horses in America. These non-profits are harming the long-term genetic vigor of wild horses via their support, promotion and or uses of porcine zona pellucida (‘PZP’) and GonaCon on wild horses.

More: https://friendsofanimals.org/news/foas-victory-forces-epa-to-consider-new-pzp-research/

The ‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’ (Public Law 92-195; the ‘Act’), was enacted by Congress in 1971 and signed by then President Richard Nixon to provide for the necessary management, protection and control of wild horses and burros on public lands by the Bureau of Land Management (‘BLM’) and the U.S. Forest Service (‘USFS’).

Currently, the BLM and USFS are ‘managing’ wild horses and burros in areas defined under the Act as Herd Management Areas (‘HMAs’), which today, 50-years after the Act was passed, are grazing areas where wild horses are now commingled with livestock.

Most HMAs (not all) have been made largely devoid of apex predators over the past 300-years of livestock management on these public lands. The practice of eliminating apex predators is deemed necessary by the livestock industry in order to meet the market demands (price and quantity) of consumers for livestock-based products.

Consumerism (people) drives the markets for livestock products, not the other way around.

The BLM and the USFS are caught in the politics related to the lobbying crossfire of both wild horse advocates, who want less cattle on public lands, and livestock grazers, who based-on meeting cost-effective market demands, argue they need more public lands grazing.

Currently, the makeshift solution to this difficult market-driven dilemma is being addressed with aggressive round-ups of wild horses to create more livestock grazing, combined with the uses of the chemicals PZP and GonaCon as supposed ‘contraception’ to stop wild horse population growth, which in light of the best science is a highly flawed management tactic and contrary to maintaining vibrantly sustainable wild horse genetics and populations.

The BLM and wild horse non-profit organizations and activists who are engaged in the selective breeding of native species American wild horses using PZP are meddling with natural processes that are critical for the long-term survival of American wild horses.

When a human decides which animals get to breed and/or which do not, that is by definition ‘selective breeding’. And that is contrary to the intent of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA).

Pursuing wild horses with high-powered firearms and shooting them with projectiles filled with PZP is ‘harassment’ of wild horses and is arguably a violation of the intent and codification of the Act established by Congress to protect wild horses and burros.

Selective breeding of native wild horses by humans disintermediates the evolutionary process of ‘Natural Selection’ by the co-evolved predators of wild horses, which is critical to the continued survival and genetic vigor of wild horses.

More: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/552908330/wild-horses-selective-breeding-and-roundups-are-driving-herds-to-extinction

‘Natural Selection’ is an essential evolutionary process in any co-evolved predator-prey relationship. This is why it is flawed management to maintain wild horse populations that are commingled with livestock populations in Herd Areas that have been made devoid of apex predators. This is great for livestock production, but terrible for wild horses, which require and depend upon their co-evolved predators for their genetic vigor and population equilibrium within any ecosystem.

Regardless of ‘good intentions’ by some wild horse non-profit organizations and activists, doing the wrong things for wild horses is harmful and inexcusable.

Excuses that posit the use of chemical contraception (PZP and GonaCon) on native species American wild horses as the best solution for overpopulation are examples of a poor understanding of evolutionary science. And this ignorance is driving the irreversible damage that is being done to the remaining populations of American wild horses.

It’s important to note and understand that the demands for more intensive uses of public lands is certain due to growing consumerism in America and beyond. And with these increasing demands, wild horses will come under even greater management pressures, unless a better solution becomes the main event in all discussions.

The Root of the Problem

Keeping American wild horses commingled with livestock in herd areas where apex predators have been depleted is perpetrating an ecologic injustice upon native species American wild horses, and perpetuates an illogical range-war.

In the light of natural evolutionary processes that provide equilibrium among animal populations, current management tactics are obtuse as are the many very costly workarounds, such as the failed attempts to address the fallout (overpopulation) from a lack of natural wild horse predators, using expensive roundups and contraception.

A Modern Science-Based Final Solution:

In a nutshell: relocating wild horses from areas of contention as intact family bands, as well as re-wilding wild horses from expensive off-range holding areas and into the remote wilderness, beyond conflict with livestock enterprises is the essence of the Plan.

America has more than 110-million acres of remote wilderness areas in the western states. Much of this wilderness is manifestly unfit for any livestock production due to difficult mountainous terrain, which adversely affects livestock management logistical costs, combined with the presence of robust populations of apex predators.

These economic challenges significantly increase costs of livestock production, thereby increasing the cost of goods sold (COGS) to a point where the end products are not competitively priced. Therefore, along with other laws, economics rules-out any potential livestock grazing in such wilderness areas.

These same remote wilderness areas are nevertheless blessed with abundant water and forage, yet are suffering from almost annual catastrophic wildfire due to the depleted populations of large-bodied native herbivores (deer and elk) that had previously inhabited those landscapes. In the not-too-distant past, these same wilderness areas had proper population densities of deer, elk and wild horses, which through their grazing, maintained ground fuels (grass and brush) to nominal levels year-round, keeping wildfires in the realm of normal wildfire (less fuel means less heat).

There have been serious declines in deer and elk populations in some western states (like, California, Oregon, Washington, etc.). And over the past decades, that has resulted in millions of tons of prodigious annually occurring ground fuels (grass and brush), which is now left un-grazed in these very remote wilderness areas. These ground fuels are then subjected to a warming climate, rendering these fuels viable for wildfire sooner in the season, and remaining as dry tinder longer.

Wildfire Fuels Reduction Using Wild Horses (‘Wild Horse Fire Brigade’)

Cattle and sheep have complex stomachs which digest virtually all the plant and grass seeds they consume, making them unable to germinate.
Wild horses, on the other hand, pass virtually all the seeds they consume intact out onto the ground in their droppings and able to germinate, providing a critically important reseeding function for native plants.

This evolved symbiosis between wild horses and the flora of the North American continent required millions of years of co-evolution, and is especially beneficial for wilderness lands that have been devastated by catastrophically hot wildfire.

The droppings of wild horses contain microorganisms (aka: microbiome) that help fire-damaged landscapes with pasteurized soils to recover via reestablishing the microbiome along with humus and the seeds of native flora .

Each wild horse deployed into these selected wilderness areas will symbiotically consume about 5.5 tons of grass and brush annually as the concurrently reseed the landscape, keeping a delicate ecological balance in place. The resulting wildfire fuels reduction via wild horses is virtually cost-free for taxpayers, and simultaneously solves the livestock-wild horse conflict on lands (HMAs) where livestock production is virtually a permanent enterprise.

An added benefit is taxpayers no longer have to foot the bill for the $100-million+ in annual costs that the BLM spends on rounding-up and warehousing wild horses off-range, nor the expensive taxpayer costs related to flawed contraception concepts that some people are motivated to support.

Two Potential Options Available To Allow Rewilding as well as Relocating Wild Horses:

1. Amending Section 1339 of the ‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’ (Public Law 92-195) to allow the BLM and USFS to relocate and rewild wild horses into wilderness areas that are economically and ecologically appropriate.

Here is the current language that must be addressed: § 1339. Limitation of Authority:

“Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to relocate wild free-roaming horses or burros to areas of the public lands where they do not presently exist.”

Proposed amended language (by William E. Simpson II), for § 1339. Limitation of Authority:

“Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to relocate wild free-roaming horses or burros to areas of the public lands where they do not presently exist, with the exception that; in Wilderness Areas managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and/or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) containing forests and/or other natural resources at risk of catastrophic wildfire; the BLM and the USFS shall under this Act have authority to re-wild American wild horses and burros from off-range holding facilities and/or relocate wild horses and burros from existing Herd Management Areas into such Wilderness Areas where it is ecologically and economically appropriate.”

2. Using existing law: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (HUMANE TRANSFER OF EXCESS ANIMALS SEC. 116) to transfer excess wild horses and burros currently in holding to other federal, state, and local government agencies for use as work animals.

H. R. 133—Page 358-359
https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr133/BILLS-116hr133enr.pdf

HUMANE TRANSFER AND TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
SEC. 419.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, or the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to land administered by the Forest Service (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Secretary concerned’’), may transfer excess wild horses and burros that have been removed from land administered by the Secretary concerned to other Federal, State, and local government agencies for use as work animals. (b) The Secretary concerned may make a transfer under sub-section (a) immediately on the request of a Federal, State, or local government agency. (c) An excess wild horse or burro transferred under subsection (a) shall lose status as a wild free-roaming horse or burro (as defined in section 2 of Public Law 92–195 (commonly known as the ‘‘Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act’’) (16 U.S.C. 1332)). (d) A Federal, State, or local government agency receiving an excess wild horse or burro pursuant to subsection (a) shall not— (1) destroy the horse or burro in a manner that results in the destruction of the horse or burro into a commercial product; (2) sell or otherwise transfer the horse or burro in a manner that results in the destruction of the horse or burro for processing into a commercial product; or (3) euthanize the horse or burro, except on the recommendation of a licensed veterinarian in a case of severe injury, illness, or advanced age. (e) Amounts appropriated by this Act shall not be available for— (1) the destruction of any healthy, unadopted, and wild horse or burro under the jurisdiction of the Secretary concerned (including a contractor); or (2) the sale of a wild horse or burro that results in the destruction of the wild horse or burro for processing into a commercial product.

You can find more information and a draft outline for a legislative bill at: https://www.WildHorseFireBrigade.com

About William E. Simpson II

William E. Simpson II is a naturalist/rancher living among and studying native species American wild horses. He is the author of a new Study about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, two published books and more than 150 published articles on subjects related to wild horses, wildlife, wildfire, and public land (forest) management. He has appeared on NBC NEWS, ABC NEWS, theDoveTV and has been a guest on numerous talk radio shows including the Lars Larson Show, the Bill Meyer Show, and on NPR Jefferson Public Radio.

#Wild Horses, #WildHorses, #Mustangs, #WHFB, #Ecology

William E Simpson
Wild Horse Ranch Productions
+1 858-212-5762
email us here

American Wild Horse Campaign Got It Wrong: Wild Horses Paying The Price

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

The Deptartment of Interior and Bureau of Land Management are engaged in a so-called management plan that is devastating the genetic survival of wild horses, and is made worse via the use of PZP and GonaCon with the support of some non-profits

This residence and address is listed on American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign's IRS 990 Form

This residence and address is listed on American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign’s IRS 990 Form

A herd of wild horses seen in an alpine riparian area of a wilderness area. Documeted evidence proves wild horses have been using this riparian area and spring for centuries without any ill effects. Photo: William E. Simpson II

A herd of wild horses seen in an alpine riparian area of a wilderness area. Documeted evidence proves wild horses have been using this riparian area and spring for centuries without any ill effects. Photo: William E. Simpson II

A mighty wild stallion with naturalist William E. Simpson II

A mighty wild mountain stallion greets naturalist and horse expert William E. Simpson II. Simpson has been living-among and studying free-roaming wild horses in a wilderness area for 7-years continiously; Photo: Carla Bowers

Wild horses seen reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, protecting the forest

A family band of native species American wild horses is seen symbiotically reducing wildfire fuels off a forest floor, making the trees more fire resistant. Photo: William E. Simpson II

American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) spent time and money heaping praises upon Deb Haaland only to later discover they were totally wrong about her agenda.

If the current elimination of wild horses across America under Deb Haaland is what AWHC and Ms. Gann consider ‘protecting wild horses’, I would hate to see Haaland’s idea of not ‘protecting’ them!”

— William E. Simpson II – Naturalist

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an opinion article printed in the Santa Fe New Mexican on December 17th of 2020, Holly Gann, who is director of government relations for American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), was so busy heaping praises upon Deb Haaland for her supposed support for wild horses, Ms. Gann and AWHC totally missed the reality of Deb Haaland’s agenda.

Having said that, and as a result of that misjudgement by AWHC of Deb Haaland’s intentions, American wild horses are being devastated!

As a part of the praises that AWHC heaped upon Deb Haaland, Ms. Gann penned an Op-Ed article titled:

Haaland’s work on wild horses sets an example

“I applaud U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland for taking a stand to protect wild horses and supporting efforts in the U.S. House to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range where they belong.”

It seems that AWHC was so caught up in the trend to seat minority entities into government positions, and were so enamored by Ms. Haaland’s native American status and her illusion of supporting wild horses, that AWHC made some really big assumptions that are now soundly proven wrong!

The only applause I am hearing now is by the people who despise wild horses…

On December 17th 2020 I commented on that Op-Ed article by AWHC/Gann in the Santa Fe New Mexican, as follows:

“I disagree with Rep. Haaland’s opinion on wild horse management. It’s not consistent with the best science, nor is it consistent with allowing wildlife, in this case wild horses, to live free and without being harassed by human intervention.

Women seem particularly OK with using contraceptives on wildlife because many women have chosen to use it for themselves. However, *that* does not make it right, morally or ecologically, for use on wildlife. Women who choose to take a chemical have made an informed decision for themselves. They don’t have the authority to make a decision for another sentient being!

I have authored published articles about PZP and other work-arounds being used and proposed for wild horses… here is just one: https://animalpeopleforum.org/2019/06/06/sanctuaries-acceptable-solution-excess-wild-horses/

The debate is flooded with the conjectures of people who truly know very little about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, beyond maybe seeing some captured wild horses and what they have read from third parties who themselves have scant empirical first-hand experience with free-roaming wild horses in a wilderness setting. Instead, we have lots of imperfect information, and much of that comes from brief field trip observations over a sandwich and a telephoto lens on a camera.

There is better information available, but, we have too many activists whose ‘white noise’ obscures genuine facts and a real solution. And we also have ask; what would wild horse activist orgs do if a real final solution that is best for wild horses was implemented? Would they have to find real jobs, instead of living off the donations of good-hearted donors? Do people here realize that some of the heads of wild horse activist orgs pay themselves like CEO’s of large corporations? Well, they do… just go read their IRS-990 filings… and when you follow the money, sometimes what you find is not what you hoped for… So as we see, a genuine final solution for wild horses is NOT in the best interests of paid activists who make a very good living off the plight of wild horses… and if the truth be told, some of these people wouldn’t want to lose their gravy train, no more so than the cattle industry people…
Wild horses don’t require ‘management’ when there are located in a naturally operating ecosystem.

The posted comments here fail to realize the simple truth: mankind, not the horses, are the problem and mankind have created the problems that have unbalanced our ecosystems, including and especially on and around public lands and HMAs where the trophic cascades have been decimated in favor of livestock production and greed.

People who are interested in learning the truth about what needs to be done for wild horses, should start by reading this article:
https://pagosadailypost.com/2020/12/14/opinion-wild-horses-in-america-hard-truths-sensible-solutions/

And, this article about wild horses living in balance in a forest ecosystem in the mountains on the OR-CA border:
https://grazelife.com/blog/wild-horse-fire-brigade-lessons-in-rebalancing-north-american-ecosystems-by-rewilding-equids/

More information about an ecologically and economically sound final solution for wild horses and burros is found here: www.WHFB.us

Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Director Deb Haaland’s so-called ‘protecting’ wild horses:

Now as the new Director of the DOI, Deb Haaland is behind the orchestration and implementation of the final axe-stroke upon the neck of the very survival of American wild horses!

If the current extermination of wild horses across America under Deb Haaland is what AWHC and Ms. Gann consider ‘protecting wild horses’, I would hate to see Haaland’s idea of not ‘protecting’ them!

This paradigm, where the big gold-plated non-profits arguably spend a lot of time and money kissing-up to politicians in order to keep themselves relevant in the media while trying to influence government management concepts by promoting PZP, which they posit as the path forward for managing wild horses, is one of the reasons why we see so much mismanagement of American wild horses.

I have in the past reached out to Suzanne Roy at AWHC and Neda DeMayo at Return To Freedom, asking them to reconsider their flawed beliefs and posits in regard to wild horses. They seemed unwilling to consider a solution that would truly end the range-war and the plight of American wild horses.

It is my belief that their refusal to support a genuine, naturally sustainable and holistic solution for the plight of American wild horses and burros is in part due to the fact that such a sustainable and cost-effective solution (Wild Horse Fire Brigade) would end the need for their donation-driven organizations.

The result of such a naturally sustainable solution is that; wild horses would finally get to live naturally, free of human meddling and most importantly ‘wild’ as Nature intended, and the people at the non-profits would then have to go find new jobs.

It also seems that according to law (IRS rules) 501-c-3 non-profits are prohibited from engaging in aggressive lobbying efforts, which requires a 501-c-4 non-profit standing. And given the amount of ‘lobbying’ that we see going-on by 501-c-3 non-profit wild horse activists these days, some may have crossed the line? And that in itself may be worth looking into?

According to the AWHC website: “AWHC is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 47-4016989.”

From the IRS:

“In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.”

After decades of these large non-profit activist organizations (not sanctuaries) meddling and spending tens of $-millions in donation dollars, we find that today, wild horses are worse-off than ever before! That is the only metric that counts! Good intentions are meaningless when it’s results that are desperately needed.

And the non-profits who support and promote of the use of chemicals to drug wild horses and burros as so-called ‘contraception’ are aiding in an insidious disaster that is being inflicted upon the relatively few remaining wild mares on the public lands by these non-profits in concert with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Read more about how some non-profits are harming American wild horses, arguably in violation of the intent and codification of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Public Law 92-195);

HERE: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/543923114/can-wild-horse-non-profit-advocates-save-america-s-wild-horses-by-drugging-them

About William E. Simpson II

William E. Simpson II is a naturalist/rancher living among and studying native species American wild horses. He is the author of a new Study about the behavioral ecology of wild horses, two published books and more than 150 published articles on subjects related to wild horses, wildlife, wildfire, and public land (forest) management. He has appeared on NBC NEWS, ABC NEWS, theDoveTV and has been a guest on numerous talk radio shows including the Lars Larson Show, the Bill Meyer Show, and on NPR Jefferson Public Radio.

#WildHorses, #WHFB, #DebHaaland, #AWHC, #PZP

William E Simpson
Wild Horse Ranch Productions
+1 858. 212-5762
email us here

Japan-Based Messaging Platform Might Just Help End Fake News, Online Mobs

Shohei Ohsawa, founder and CEO of Daisy, Inc. and author AI Kyukokuron
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Hoshu SNS, the secure social networking service developed by AI and machine learning expert Shohei Ohsawa, is slated for a full-on start in September of 2021.
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LRN Welcomes 2021 Cohort for International GCSE and AS/A Levels

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International Awarding Organisation Offering UK Qualifications Overseas

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Students and pupils learning and studying overseas now have an alternative when it comes to working towards International GCSE or AS/A Level qualifications. While Learning Resource Network (LRN) has worked with various stakeholders including schools, colleges, universities for many years internationally, they are pleased to offer International GCSE and AS/A Levels from September 2021. An Ofqual-recognised examination board, LRN joins the ranks of Cambridge Assessment International, Pearson Edexcel and OxfordAQA in offering these qualifications.

LRN’s new suite of international general qualifications is open to registration as of September 2021. This means that students studying internationally can take International GCSE and AS/A Levels with LRN. This represents the opportunity for students all over the world to benefit from International GCSE and AS/A Level qualifications with LRN.

LRN works with a wide range of stakeholders, including private training providers, colleges, schools and higher education institutions to ensure students can study for high quality qualifications that can help them fulfil their true potential. LRN brings together a team of academics, professionals from industry and skilled and knowledgeable assessment practitioners to ensure rigorous validation, verification, delivery and assessment in these international versions of the British educational qualifications.

With bases across Europe, the Gulf region, Africa as well as China and Hong Kong, LRN has been supporting those in international education since 2015. As well as secondary school qualifications, LRN also has an extensive range of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses and professionally-targeted courses, such as Business Management and Digital Entrepreneurship.

Muhammad Zohaib Tariq, CEO of the LRN said, “LRN is delighted to be able to award International GCSE and AS/A Level qualifications. It allows us to bring our expertise and knowledge to students all over the world who are seeking British-standard qualifications, but who are also familiar with LRN as a reputable awarding organisation. We are proud to be recognised on the international stage, alongside our peers, and we very much look forward to welcoming our first cohort in September 2021.”

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Major Fast Food Outlet Selects Clientron PT2500 POS

Subway Clientron PT2500 POS System

Subway Clientron PT2500 POS System

Clientron PT2500 POS

Clientron PT2500 POS

Clientron POS with 2nd monitor

Clientron POS with 2nd monitor

Clientron POS is firmly focused on providing POS systems that are easier for restaurants to use and easier for our solution partners to implement and maintain.

Clientron POS, and its software partner, are firmly focused on providing POS systems that are easier for restaurants to use and easier for our solution partners to implement and maintain.”

— Clientron Corp.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, June 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 5,000 meals a minute. That’s how many meals our client sells worldwide in a single minute. With service at that scale, even small inefficiencies and breakdowns can significantly impact business operations. Clientron POS, and its software partner, are firmly focused on providing POS systems that are easier for restaurants to use and easier for our solution partners to implement and maintain.

High Expectations
Our client is acutely aware of the importance of good partners to tackle their immediate requirements and be forward-thinking enough to avoid seemingly potentially unseen problems with a global presence. In essence, they are discerning, and our customer, an internationally recognized US-based fast-food chain, had some particular demands for their POS systems.

Hardware Stability
Reliability is subjective. In a storefront with a high customer throughput, it doesn’t just mean “works pretty well most of the time,” it means that it keeps working non-stop, all day long, 24/7/365, without missing a beat. Every minute offline cut a slice out of already razor-thin fast food profit margins.

Software Capability
Our client wanted to manage multiple complex promotional activities simultaneously. They also needed to integrate local money processing systems that comply with Taiwan’s local regulations. With laws differing between nations and regions, the software must handle these correctly. In Taiwan, a primary focus is integrating with Taiwan’s tax invoice system, a critical issue not tackled adequately by many other vendors.

Easy Maintenance
No in-store technicians mean the supplier must respond and deal with machine breakdowns as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, many suppliers choose POS systems that look great on the outside, but they soon realize that the internal design is complicated, poorly laid out, and difficult to repair. The downside of this poor design manifests itself when it comes time for repairs and the tangle of wires and screws must be negotiated to perform routine tasks.

Reasonable Pricing
Regional differences often result in cost differences between suppliers, with North American and European suppliers being more expensive due to the general pricing in those regions. Retaining the high quality of their systems is paramount, and seeking out a local provider with the same quality of service as their other providers is crucial. Meanwhile, this discrepancy poses a challenge to suppliers based in the west that must drop prices to compete in the east.

Local suppliers can oftentimes offer services and products of similar quality but tend to be better matched to local pricing structures.

Clientron Delivers with Software Partnership
Satisfying these sorts of requirements is par-for-the-course at Clientron as we have ironed out and, dare we say, perfected the hardware design. After long discussions between Clientron POS and our Taiwan software partner, we chose the PT2500 after carefully considering the client’s criteria. Outstanding performance aside, these are the factors that helped us win their trust.

Valued Software Partner
With many years of experience in Taiwan’s catering industry, our software partner boasts a software team acutely familiar with the industry ecology and could successfully integrate the parent company’s system with the Taiwan tax invoice system. A local provider with local expertise.

Rock Solid Hardware
As a leading POS designer and manufacturer, Clientron proudly wears the Made In Taiwan mark and wins clients’ trust through its comprehensive line of quality products. The Intel Core i3 processor possesses ample processing power and produces limited heat, allowing for fanless operation. In addition, a 9.7” customer-facing screen allows for promotion display while retaining its good looks through internal wiring.

The 15″ eDP no-bezel display (1024 x 768) with touchscreen is easy to use and responsive for commercial use. The easy expansion allows useful additions like a cash drawer, audio, LAN, and others. CE, FCC, and LVD certifications allow pain-free compliance out the box.

Organized Under The Hood
We don’t just make our POS systems pleasing to the end-user but also technicians. Unlike many POS providers that string together a patchwork of computer parts, we produce our own motherboards, custom-designed for each model. The interior has a straightforward, clean design because after eradicating redundant splicing and complicated circuit designs, there is no excess clutter to complicate repairs.

Our POS systems have design quality that extends to the internal parts. Customers have commented that they love the minimalist internal design and have never realized the huge impact an uncluttered interior can make on machine maintenance and repair.

Competitive Pricing
Finally, as a fully localized solution, prices reflect local market expectations. Our clients can take advantage of a provider’s expertise in their own locality and be assured that they are getting the best value at the best price.

Result
With all the boxes checked, and the stellar track record of Clientron and our software partner, the client selected us for their rollout. The simple internal design was a turning point for them and they chose to adopt the new system for new stores immediately and gradually roll it out to existing locations as the current hardware reaches the end of its usable life.

About Clientron
For over 35 years, Clientron has designed kiosks and POS for system integrators around the world. We help you get your project from conception to the storefront quicker and easier while providing second-to-none after-sales support.

Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated to providing highly integrated embedded solutions to our clients worldwide.  With more than 35 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and after-sales service, Clientron offers high-quality and technology-leading solutions, including POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, and Automotive Electronics.  Clientron commits to continue providing engineering excellence towards innovative solutions and the best services to global partners and customers.  Visit us at www.clientron.com.

 

Hazel Yang
Clientron Corp.
+886 2 2698 7068
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