An excellent article from Wild Horse (& Burro) Warriors and this includes a link to a 1975 article as well.
The article (link above) was first published in Sports Illustrated in May 05, 1975, just a few years after the passage of the Wild Free-roaming Horses & Burros Act, which of course, “Annie” was instrumental in its passage. Note she speaks here of the backlash of opposition that was voiced for many years against the Act even after its passage, and the death threats made against her personally by certain individuals and other “strong-arm” violent types that would be classified as “terrorists” today. “Wild Horse Haters” hated when the Act prohibiting the use of motor vehicles and helicopters first passed in the 1950’s, and they really hated it when the 71 Act was passed,…..and they hate it still. Nothing much has changed with them, except they do their mis-deeds, “horse disappearing acts,” and killings out of view of the public eye. They still hate the wild equines and the people and the laws that protect them, and they also hate the governmnet telling them what to do or not to do. They do not abide by laws that they do not like and will always find a way, legal or not, to get around them. They laugh at the laws they dont like as they break them, and gladly! They are good ole boys just havin a good ole time….They are the Wests “Arm-chair Anarchists” who are generally ignorant of the real world, indifferent to anybody or anything except their own causes. They are narrow-minded, self-serving types that know nothing or could care less about “the greater good” or “the will of the people,” let alone care about any “gol’ dern animules.”… article continued on Wild Horse (and Burro) Warriors Blog