They were stolen from Spanish colonizers and in the attempt to recover them, some were lost in the fray near today’s Nevada-Utah border, according to a report by KZMU Community Radio of Moab, UT.
The BLM thinned the herd by roughly 60% earlier this year, not to protect rangeland health as indicated in the article, but to protect the public-lands ranchers.
Not mentioned in the story:
- Livestock receive 3.4 times more forage than the horses
- About 850 horses have been displaced from the HMA by permitted grazing
- No foals were captured in the roundup
- The herd is shrinking without the aid of helicopters
- The HMA has an HMAP
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