Wild and Free? Wild Horses and Burros | Val Barbour & Janelle Ghiorso | Oregon Wild Horse Organization | Ep. 055
April 02, 2023
In this episode, I interview Val Barbour and Janelle Ghiorso with Oregon Wild Horse Organization.
Topics we discuss:
- What is so special about wild horses?
- Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.
- Federal Land management agencies abdicating their responsibilities.
- Are wild horses a native species?
- Conflicts between cattle interests and horses.
- Ecological niches that horses and burros provide.
- The health of horses vs cows on public lands.
- Horse/predator relationships.
- Horse gathers, sterilization initiatives, and holding facilities.
- Issues with the immunocontraceptive GonaCon.
- What keeps Oregon Wild Horse Organization going?
- Educating the public about the wild horse issue.
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