The WHB Advisory Board meeting in Salt Lake City kicked off yesterday with a field trip to the Onaqui Mountain HMA. BLM staff hosted the tour, eager to associate any and all conditions with the horses. Refer to this report by Deseret News.
It’s like climate change. Whatever the perceived malady, blame it on the horses. Mud or no mud, vegetation or no vegetation, wildlife or no wildlife, ascribe it to the horses.
Don’t mention livestock, don’t mention multiple use.
Recite the wild horse narrative as often as possible.
Cover for the public-lands ranchers.
Polls show that 80% of Americans want these animals protected and preserved.
Do think that will have any effect on the anti-horse juggernaut that has rolled across western rangelands since Trump was elected?