You can call it whatever you want—lying would work—but the goal is to make sure that privately owned livestock are the leading consumers of resources on America’s public lands, even in areas set aside for wild horses, as noted in a column published yesterday by The Salt Lake Tribune.
They’re not alone in the effort.
The overpopulation narrative is also pushed by the advocates, to justify their ruinous darting programs, and the cheerleader groups for the ranchers:
- Stock grower’s associations and farm bureaus
- Departments of agriculture and wildlife
- Rangeland resource commissions
- Public lands councils
- Advisory boards