This critique, appearing in today’s edition of the Pagosa Daily Post, points to some of the wrongdoing in the wild horse world but leaves out the big enchilada—public-lands ranching and the lopsided resource allocations associated therewith.
Why? The author is a rancher, as noted in the audio segment posted with this episode of Line on Agriculture by the Ag Information Network of the West.
Not mentioned in the critique is the author’s desire to move wild horses from areas where they’re not wanted (by public-lands ranchers) to remote wilderness areas (not particularly suited to livestock grazing).
What about that automatic darting machine that’s being upgraded with facial recognition? Hard to believe, but it’s being developed by a rancher.