Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Brunswick Canada
I haven't seen it personally, but I have a high interest in moving and ranching on land that is part of the BLM or managed by it, so I've done my research on wild herds. I'm completely for the adoptions. There are a lot of wild horses out there that I'd LOVE to get my hands on.
There are so many issues when it comes to wild horses, and so many kooks on both sides. The people who think they should be completely left alone are out of their minds IMO. Yes, a hundred and fifty years ago maybe, when predator populations, drought, and food shortage was keeping numbers down. But now, farm land is being destroyed, springs, and who wants to see whole herds of horses die of dehydration when they can be adopted out? Certainly not the people protesting the gatherings?!
For me, I have no trouble taking something out of the wild if it will fare better in human hands. We've taken orphan deer, birds and other wildlife that would have otherwise died if left alone, so why is a horse any different?