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Letters: Wild horses deforest

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  • KDave Moab, UT
    April 6, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Sure. We need all that fuel for our forest fires.

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    April 6, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    Volney Wallace obviously has little love or use of the Wild Horse herds and I respect that opinion! May I offer a different perspective! My wife's family had a ranch on the west desert for decades and grazed their cattle with permits from the Forest Service and BLM. While the horses competed for feed with the cattle they were part of the land and ecosystem we loved so much! We knew the herds and their members, watched as they run, were excited to see the new colts in the spring, we saw beauty. Volney asks "What will it take to get rid of the Wild Horse and Burro Act", my answer "a big mistake and grievous offence to God and Nature".

    Just a different view of Wild Horses!

  • Timj South Jordan, UT
    April 6, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Thing is, horses aren't a part of the natural ecosystem. They don't belong here, and their presence puts the rest of the ecosystem out of whack.

    Still, sterilization is a better solution than just killing them. And it should be done immediately.