The self-annointed conservation group said today in a news release that it signed the letter endorsing the BLM’s increased use of roundups and fertility control for wild horse and burro management, noting the agency’s commitment to “gather and sterilize 22,000 wild horses and burros across the western U.S. in coming years,” which, of course, is wrong.
The goal is to capture 22,000 such animals in FY 2022 and remove 19,000 from their home range.
That’s between now and September 30.
They don’t even know what they’re supporting.
Western Horse Watchers was unable to determine if the group advocates for all wildlife, including wolves, mountain lions and coyotes, or only the species that fit their agenda.
The announcement indicated that horses and burros, as non-native invasive species, compete with native wildlife and can cause damage to resources and habitat, but was silent on the effects of other non-native species, such as privately owned cattle and sheep, which far outnumber the horses and burros and graze in the same areas.