So says the writer of a column in today’s edition of The Intercept.
The ill-advised plan for achieving and maintaining AMLs, which are small relative to the available resources, was a bonanza for the public-lands ranchers.
Contrary to what you read in the article, the BLM knows how much food and water are available on the acreage it manages, and most of these have been assigned to privately owned livestock through the planning process, even in areas designated for wild horses.
Although many advocacy groups opposed the idea, today they are fierce supporters of tenet #3: Apply proven, safe and humane population growth suppression strategies to every herd that can be reached utilizing trained volunteers, Agency staff, and animal health professionals, as individual HMAs dictate to prevent repeated gathers.
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UPDATE: Link to Path Forward fixed.