Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Honestly my opinion on this subject seems different than everyone else's. Well maybe.
I think it all depends on circumstances. I personally don't know if the mustang controversy is a problem or not. I have read articles saying mustangs are over-populated, and I have read some that say that they are just fine.
So here is my opinion. If they are not doing any damage, leave them be. They are beautiful creatures and an old American icon of the West.
However, if they really are a big problem, why not shoot them? They are wild animals, just like deer, pigs, and turkeys, which are all hunted and controlled by the DNR.
Right now, the BLM is taking care of it, so hopefully no need to shoot them, but where are all of these rounded up critters going? I'm assuming they are put up for adoption? Or maybe they just sit in holding pens with a very bleak future? Sometimes I just wonder if it is more humane just to shoot them.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **