Full Press Release here. Ecologist Craig Downer’s photos of healthy wild horses taken in the Calico Mountain Complex in Northwestern Nevada in October 2009. The Foundation wants the world to see the alleged “starving” wild horses.
BLM and Secretary Salazar says that they must be removed because they are starving… not so. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is siding with BLM in the current lawsuit, saying that the horses are leaving insufficient forage for native wildlife… not so (read AP article here). BLM has increased grazing permits some 300% in the last year and Ecologist Craig Downer’s scouting trip to Calico this October revealed few (but healthy) wild horses and only damage from livestock.