Anti-horse propaganda by Golden Productions, posted 10/31/18.
The footage may be dated. There is no Smith Creek HMA in Nevada (there is a Smith Creek HA but it has no AML). Horses don’t run on allotments, cattle do.
According to the interviewees, the horses are overpopulated, have no natural predators and are not important (refer to the wild horse narrative).
“We don’t have the resources to keep these animals healthy.”
BLM said earlier this year that 82,000 wild horses and burros were present on western rangelands. They graze 24/7, consuming roughly one million AUMs per year (82,000 times 12).
At the WHB Advisory Board meeting last month, one of the presenters indicated that 8.8 million AUMs were consumed by livestock in 2017. They graze six months per year or less, which means there were at least 1.5 million cow/calf pairs on the range (8.8 million divided by 6).
Three million head, privately owned, compared to 82,000 wild horses and burros.