Todd Gloria, a member of the California State Assembly, has written a letter to the USFS demanding an end to the Devils’s Garden wild horse gather, according to a report that appeared yesterday in East County Magazine. It was signed by 22 of his legislative colleagues (most of whom are liberals).
Links in the story point to the site of an ‘advocacy’ group known for its unwavering support of fertility control for horses. To see how that method stacks up against other herd management practices, take this quiz. Match a technique on the left with a result on the right. Take as much time as you need.
If your answers look like this, you are correct!
Another advantage of these techniques is that they they align with the overpopulation narrative and leave more forage on western rangelands for livestock.
If you think wild horse advocates should be pushing for changes that work to the benefit of the horses, you’re in the minority. Refer to the list in this post for some ideas.