The size of the Salt River herd should be reduced by 80%, according to the writer of an opinion piece appearing today in Phoenix-based AZCentral.
The ‘collaborative’ pushing for the change includes members from a stock grower’s association and a sportsmen’s group.
The writer describes the current situation as 100 guests at a party with just two large pizzas but it’s really two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
It’s not about healthy horses on healthy rangelands and it’s not about public safety.
It’s about forage consumed by the horses, and managing it to an ‘acceptable’ level.