How should the ASNF be treating wild horses? Do you believe the claims that these horses are the destroyers of the ecosystem even when they represent only 4 % of all the grazers in the forest?
Why is the ASNF so adamant on discarding naturally occurring animals (wild horses) while allowing 1000’s of introduced cattle to be released in the same areas? Why are there over 7000 elk in the same area but hunters pointing fingers at 400 (now fewer than 200) horses??
Why is it so difficult for some stakeholders to share the forest? Horse advocates certainly aren’t demanding other animals to be removed. We know there is enough forest (500.000 acres) to peacefully share. And we are reasonable, there are humane ways to reduce a population, all we want is for them NOT to end up on a slaughtertruck.
There are better ways. The public is also a stakeholder and the ASNF forgets that sometimes, so that’s you, they forget about you. So please let us know what you think and why we should pass a bill against shooting and slaughtering Alpine wild horses!
Thank you. And thank you ABC15.
Join us for the ride for the Alpine wild horses and the Salt River wild horses!! The Ride starts at American Legion Post 58 in Fountain Hills where registration is from 9am to 11am.
- The impressive procession for the horses can best be viewed from the pullout at mm 36 on Bush Hwy around 10 am.
- The End Party starts at Superstition Harley-Davidson® Apache Junction from 11am-3pm
- Key note speaker, Simone Netherlands*
- LIVE MUSIC • Vendors • Give-A-Ways • Food Trucks • Merchandise, Raffles, Giant Group photo & More!