The WHBAB floated the idea earlier this month. Now, the writer of letter to The Salt Lake Tribune jumps on the bandwagon, claiming that the horses will starve and/or die of thirst if they’re not pulled off the range.
The current population has surpassed 3X AML, which means three times more than allowed by plan.
Given that livestock receive four to six times as much forage than the horses, there should be enough food overall.
Many ranchers have voluntarily reduced grazing in response to the drought, according to the writer, but by by much? Five to ten percent? A symbolic gesture in anticipation of resource enforcement actions by the federal government?