That’s what Ethan Lane, executive director of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council, told a Senate Subcommittee on 07/16/19. Refer to this story in the Natural Resource Report.
He said public lands in the western U.S. can only support 26,000 wild horses and burros, compared to the current population of 88,000 animals.
If that’s true, how do you explain the millions of privately owned cattle and sheep on those same lands?
There is no wild horse population crisis on western rangelands, only deceit and greed of the public-lands ranchers, their cheerleaders and political allies.