The Board met online June 30 and July 1. Western Horse Watchers did not view any of the proceedings, including public comments.
The first recommendation, in view of the “unprecedented drought situation,” is to create “an emergency action plan including the capacity to gather and house an unprecedented number of equids, coincidentally contacting FEMA and Interior regarding possible funding, and issuing an emergency declaration.”
Getting rid of wild horses and burros has been the goal all along but the idea is easier to sell when you can point to a temporary change in their environment.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
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