The Wild Mustang Crisis: Confronting the Overpopulation of Wild Horses in the United States
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Wild horses in the United States currently face a crisis that few members of the public realize. With their numbers growing too quickly for the land to sustain, wild horses remain the subjects of inhumane and ineffective management practices. By largely focusing on this issue as an environmental problem, the United States government often loses sight of the individual animals, and allows many of the horses to fall through the cracks in the system. But how did this ecological challenge take on cultural and moral elements and grow to crisis proportions in the first place? And with limited governmental resources, what alternatives to the status quo are even viable?
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Bachelor of Arts
Bodner, Alison Evans, "The Wild Mustang Crisis: Confronting the Overpopulation of Wild Horses in the United States" (2020). Standard Theses. 228.
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