Letter: Keep Utah's wild horses

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  • stewartlands reno, NV
    Nov. 5, 2017 12:02 a.m.

    Scientists agree that both horses and cattle are destructive to our western lands and native wildlife species. The only ones to dispute this are horse advocates and cattlemen. If the best argument in favor of horses is that they are less destructive than cattle, then this is hardly a great vote of confidence. It does no good to reduce cattle only to see them replaced by equally voracious horses.

    Yet, advocates would have Americans choose between more horses, or more cattle--and perpetuate the damage and management costs of either or both. Americans should not be fooled by the special interests. We will be far better off (as will our lands and our wildlife) to demand reductions in the numbers of both.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Nov. 3, 2017 7:29 a.m.

    To "Jim Schnepel" why are we fighting to keep an INVASIVE species? Does Florida fight to keep the big snakes in the everglades?

    Imagine this was a bunch of wart hogs running around the hills near salt lake, would you still want them around?