BLM said yesterday that the annual hearing for the use of aircraft and motor vehicles in managing wild horses and burros would be held in Battle Mountain June 25.
What if those attending said “We object.” What would that accomplish?
Roundups are effects, not causes. They are symptoms of the way public lands are managed. If you want change, you have to go after the causes.
The announcement said the state’s wild horse and burro population currently exceeds 51,500 animals, with 12,811 animals allowed by plan. Is that a problem?
The meeting should not be about what type of equipment is most effective in removing these animals from their home range, but why they are being removed from their home range and what can be done to stop it.