Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Our friend, Carnivore Conservation biologist Geri Vistein is back with us today with her most recent Mother Earth News Blog Post---This one an allegory about our Public Lands and the feral "wild mustangs", native Pumas and Wolves that are persecuted there versus our domestic livestock that is given a "free pass" there..............The "Mustang" controversy is a multi-faceted one and I also include a viewpoint on the subject by nature writer Ted Williams following Geri's commentary.........As the wolf is one of the few predators that preys on horses(Grizzly bears and mountain lions may also occasionally attack a horse) and with so few of these carnivores alive and occupying the same regions as our Mustangs, a very difficult wildlife scenario we now face-----denuded habitat due to livestock and Mustangs and finding the will to rewild our open spaces with Wolves, Pumas and Griz to keep the Mustang population in some type equilibrium
Carnivore Conservation Biologist
Where Have All the Wolves, Cougars, and Wild Horses Gone?
Posted by Rick Meril at 5:08 PM