Consider the reasoning in this letter to The Salt Lake Tribune about the Onaqui roundup. The axiomatic basis (Assertion 0) was provided by Western Horse Watchers.
0. The land was set aside for wild horses.
1. Band stallions defend their families and do other horsey stuff.
2. Cattle and sheep vastly outnumber the horses.
3. Therefore, we should drive birth rates to zero, destroy their families and let the bands die off, sometimes referred to as ‘humane management.’
Western Horse Watchers was unable to determine if the letter was written by an advocate or a rancher.