1900: There were approx. 2 million wild horses roaming free in Western America.
In 1971, thanks to Wild Horse Annie, in which the BLM employees fought against, a Federal Law was passed protecting Wild Horses & Burros.
1971: approx 54,000-60,000 Wild Horses were in the wild and 54 million acres was set aside for the horses – because that is where they were already established and roamed.
2011: less than 20,000 Wild Horses are left in the wild and approx 1/2 of the land (about 25 million acres+) has been quietly taken away from the horses. Many more horses are being held in holding pens at a huge daily taxpayers expense.
The BLM is telling the public that there are too many Wild Horses, and that they need to be rounded-up for their own benefit. Of course.
What do you think? Is this fair?