As noted previously, the BLM sells about 12 million AUMs per year to the public-lands ranchers on 155 million acres, which includes most of the land identified for wild horses.
That works out to 77.4 AUMs per year per thousand acres, enough to support 6.5 wild horses per thousand acres.
The BLM insists that public lands in the western U.S. can only support one wild horse per thousand acres (27,000 animals on 27 million acres).
The current population is about three wild horses per thousand acres.
Why are the advocates so eager to get rid of wild horses when the land can support many more than the BLM admits?
“Are you questioning our authority?”
Yes we are.
“Never mind, we know what’s best for the horses.”
No, you know what’s best for the public-lands ranchers.
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