Ep #22: Revisiting: Wild Horses Live in FamiliesDecember 18, 2023
Ep #24: Wild Horses vs Livestock on Public Lands: Interview with Erik MolvarJanuary 15, 2024
It’s a new year, and while it may be easy to get bogged down in all that’s wrong, I’m encouraging you to dream with me of positive change for our beautiful wild horses.
At the time the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act was passed, wild horses roamed on 49 million acres of our public lands. Today, they are in 177 herd management areas in 10 Western states, and can be found roaming on only 27 million acres. There are currently over 60,000 wild horses housed in holding facilities.
In this latest episode I list a course of positive actions that we can and should take to protect all wild horse families, today and into the future. Wild horses are valuable, in and of themselves, and they inspire us. They remind us what it is to be a part of nature. They deserve our respect and our protection, and should remain a part of our nation for many years to come.
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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- The case against holding facilities and why public access is necessary.
- How roundups should be changed.
- How breeding programs need to be updated.
- What kind of research is required for horses and their ecological niche.
- The call for BLM removal as a managing agency, along with lobby interests.
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