Except that it’s really not a debate and there is no meaningful opposition.
Proponents of the measure want the horses removed now, using helicopters, while its opponents—the so-called advocates—want to get rid of them with contraceptives.
Nobody’s sticking up for the horses.
Nobody’s questioning resource allocations and management plans.
Nobody’s asking why only two of the 83 HMAs in the state are managed principally for wild horses and burros, per the original statute.
Nobody’s talking about grazing fees vs market rates, economics of roundups, base properties, True AMLs and consumer awareness of range-fed beef.
Notably absent from the testimony are concerns from drilling and mining interests.