A report posted today at The Daily Sentinel, titled ‘Volunteers understand why horses have to go,’ explains how the so-called advocates at Friends of the Mustangs are working with the BLM to remove 60 of the 190 horses in the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range.
“Gathers involving the Little Book Cliffs herd have tended to be less controversial…
[BLM’s Jim] Dollerschell said he thinks one of the reasons there is less contention in the case of Little Book Cliffs gathers is because of the longtime partnership the BLM has had with the Friends of the Mustangs in managing the herd.”
Maybe those ‘Friends’ are drunk on PZP fumes.
At the Pryor Mountains, advocates took legal action to stop a planned roundup.
At Sand Wash Basin, advocates brought in water to help the horses cope with drought.
But at Little Bookcliffs, advocates help set the traps.
What the hell is wrong with these people? Couldn’t they figure out a way to keep the horses on the range by bringing in food and water? Drought is a temporary condition, why are they making permanent changes?
The author of the report, possibly aligned with ranching interests, couldn’t resist taking a shot at the horses:
“The pressure the horses are currently putting on their habitat is made evident as travelers leave it and cross into a livestock grazing area that’s still replete with grass.”
Yeah, we should get rid of the horses and replace them with cattle. Go pound sand, dude.