Trailcam image of free-roaming bucks on the Virginia Range. Probably the last ones, thanks to those damn horses.
- They’re a non-native species
- They’re overpopulated
- They have no natural predators
- They’re not special (mostly escaped ranch stock)
- They damage rangelands
- They’re a threat to wildlife
Livestock are blameless, always. That’s the wild horse narrative in a nutshell. You’re supposed to conclude that wild horses are bad for the environment and should be removed. Removal was the answer all along, but it had to be justified.