- Continue managing HMAs primarily for livestock
- Keep AMLs low to keep excess horses high, fueling the overpopulation myth
- Forget about Velma Johnston and the original WHB Act
- Don’t talk about public-lands ranching
- Don’t look at the numbers
In the public comments, a representative of AWHC violated the fourth and fifth bullet points by suggesting that tens of thousands of wild horses could be returned to the range by removing a small percentage of privately owned livestock from public lands.
She was right. Western Horse Watchers estimates that 108,000 wild horses and burros could be returned to their home range by removing livestock from lands that can only support 27,000 of them, enough to empty all of the off-range corrals and pastures twice.
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