Countdown to 50 | 7 Days to Go

When the original Act was signed into law, around 9,500 wild horses and 11,000 wild burros remained on western rangelands.

Today we acknowledge the impact of drilling and mining on these animals, which is small compared to that of the government and the advocates.

Those activities affect anywhere from a few acres to a few thousand acres, while public-lands ranching devours entire HMAs and beyond.

Despite the constant thrashing of the advocates, they cannot produce any figures for the number of horses and burros displaced by exploration and production.

They can tell you exactly how much adjuvant to add to the PZP but couldn’t convert an AML to AUMs if their lives depended on it.

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