Foal-Free Friday, Coddling the Ranchers Edition

Consider these two scenarios for wild horse removal.

A. Eliminate 150 excess horses

  • Initial population – 400
  • Final Population – 250

B. Eliminate 150 excess horses

  • Initial population – 400
  • Final Population – 250

In one case, 150 horses were removed from their lawful home and shipped to slaughter, as the Wyoming legislature desires.

In the other case, 150 horses died on the range and were not replaced because the advocates sterilized most of the mares with their safe, proven and reversible darting program.

In one case, the herd will rebound.  In the other case, the herd is toast.

Which one is which?

Which one is a win for the horses?

Both cases liberated 1,800 AUMs per year for the public-lands ranchers, enough to support 300 cow/calf pairs on a six-month grazing season.

Sadly, the premise about excess animals was false.  Both populations were well within their True AMLs.  The actions were carried out to help the ranchers.

Unabashed and undeterred, the advocates want this for all wild horse herds.

Why are you still giving them money?

RELATED: Foal-Free Friday, Getting Rid of Them Inconspicuously Edition.

Sand Wash Advocates 01-17-22

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