The advocates care far more about their standing with the bureaucrats and ranchers than they do about the horses.
They’re trying to convince them that the Montana Solution is a viable alternative to helicopter roundups.
They want to be leaders in the wild horse removal business and the Virginia Range has become their proving ground.
Breeding has to be stopped and the advocates are on the case, led by four individuals that have administered over 1,000 doses of the pesticide each.
Predators take out the foals that slip through.
By the end of 2023, five years into the program, the herd will be toast.