Consider these two scenarios for helicopter roundups of wild horses.
A. A foal was found dead on Day 1, cause unknown. A mare was found dead on Day 2 because of a rattlesnake bite. A stallion was put down on Day 3 due to a physical defect.
B. A foal was found dead on Day 1, cause unknown. A mare was found dead on Day 2 because of a rattlesnake bite. A stallion was put down on Day 3 due to a physical defect.
Which one is acceptable?
Both cases are based on the Buffalo Hills roundup.
The first one corresponds to a cruel and costly helicopter roundup that puts more horses in off-range holding.
The second one corresponds to a safe and efficient helicopter roundup that puts more horses into a catch-treat-release program.
Scenario B is better because it leads to greater use of the Montana Solution.
Next time there will be fewer horses to gather.
The Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses voiced support for catch-treat-release during the scoping period for the new Cedar Mountain pest control plan, which ran from February 4 to March 5, yet the solicitation for those services was not announced until May 10.
Refer to comment #500236786 in Appendix G of the Draft EA.
How did they know about that? Perhaps they were working with the bureaucrats behind the scenes to steer more business in their direction? Equivalent to insider trading?
They seem to be more concerned about the welfare of livestock than horses.
Hard to believe, isn’t it?