A few days I was on a rant about a letting in the Spokesman Review that offended me. Ultimately i did write a response and it was pulished. Bob wrote one also in case mine was not published and I would like to print it here.
L Moffats leter concerning the wild horses is a heart felt concern. The problem is, it is heart felt. Unfortantely it is a lot more comlicated that that. The wild horse is a ferral animal, not a natie species.
The horse will eat grass as close to the ground as a sheep where they are limited by the area let to them by private land, population ect. They have to be limited in number to remain as healthy as she saw them.
Where cows are allowed on grazing leases they are monitored and removed before they Can over graze an area. Before the late l970's the feral horses were considered a nuisance and were shot, captured for dog food or rounded up, herded into a pit and shot and buried.
BLM's mandate to regulate this is not perfect for every horse or for us the tax payer who support it. But it sure beats their fate in the past.
Please let people use common sense and science instead of just the heart. I am 72 years sol and feed 10 mustangs every night and morning. How many will L. Moffat like a her home.