Bureau of Land Management planning for non-viable wild horse herds in Wyoming

When we were staying at Mt. Wilson Ranch in Nevada there was a news report that stated Bureau of Land Management spent 11 Billion taxpayer dollars putting approximately 1,000 mares on birth control. Seems for that much money they could come up with a better population control solution.
Antelope Hills Roundup in Wyoming, Fall 2011 (photo by Carol Walker)
Be sure to read the BLM’s scoping notice HERE.
Notice that the numbers for all HMAs but one are far less than the 130-150BREEDING AGE ADULTS that Equine Geneticist Dr. Gus Cothran states is needed for a VIABLE HERD.  AND, as a special bonus to developers gobbling up the dirt cheap oil & gas leases on these HMAs, not only will the BLM leave horses at the low AML (a non-viable number) they also plan to give fertility control to the mares.  BLM continues to manage to extinction.

Source: BLM planning for non-viable wild horse herds in Wyoming

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