Consider this letter to the editor about the Rock Springs roundup published yesterday by The State Journal of Frankfort, KY. How could the author look at the data in Tables 1 and 8 of the Final EA and write something like that?
Easy. She didn’t. She knows nothing about them. She was never informed by her sources about EAs, resource allocations and land-use plans.
How many other well-meaning individuals fall into that category?
They may be aware of the ranching advocacy groups, who don’t hide their agenda, but what about the variants dressed up as defenders of wild horses?
The message is always the same: Get rid of them.
The charlatans will tell you that getting rid of them with helicopters is bad, but getting the rid of them with PZP is good. The process is slower so you need to be patient.
Although timing and methods differ, their goals are identical: Make sure that privately owned cattle and sheep are the primary, if not principal, consumers of resources in areas set aside for wild horses and burros.