Cattle watching as wild horses are loaded for shipment to holding facilities (copyright Laura Leigh, use only with written permission)
HR 5058, or the Wild Horse Oversight Act of 2014, is a BAD move from start to finish.
In this election year we have seen chest thumping against the federal government from the Cliven Bundy standoff supported by threats against wild horses in Iron County Utah, county commissioners organizing ATV rides through restricted federal land to livestock permittees thumbing their noses at grazing restrictions and running cattle as they blame the degradation on wild horses.
Non-permitted livestock use and salt block in prohibited area
Now in a move couched as “common sense” Representative Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced a bill that would allow these individuals that fail to recognize federal authority a legal right to run “rough shod” over our wild horses. They threw in “tribal” management into the bill to…
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