There is hope, according to the writers of a guest column published yesterday in Horse Nation, not because the BLM has decided to change the resource allocations and management priorities on lands set aside for wild horses, but because Congress may force it to implement an $11 million darting campaign.
Do they not see that they’ve thrown in with the groups they criticize? Do they really want HMAs managed primarily for livestock? How many wild horse herds are truly overpopulated?
The Confusion HMA, subject of next week’s roundup, certainly isn’t. Would they start the darting program there? Before or after the roundup?
Next to the government and public-lands ranchers, the greatest threat to America’s wild horses is not the oil companies, not the mining companies, but many of the so-called advocacy groups.