Honest Horses: Wild Horses in the Great Basin



Honest Horses: Wild Horses in the Great Basin
Photographer and oral historian Morin became fascinated with the wild horses of the Great Basin. In an effort to understand the mustangs' place in the West's ecosystem, as well as the nature of their lives, she has wisely turned to those who have made horses their life's work, collecting 62 narratives from people like the Nevada state director for the Bureau of Land Management, cowboys, and horse adopters. What do they tell us? That wild horses are in dire situations and that solutions are difficult to implement. Animal behaviorist Temple Grandin provides a long overdue discussion of the need for humane slaughter, while others weigh in on the struggle to satisfy politicians and activists who have neither the interest nor the commitment to see the problem clearly, free of the fog of Western mythology. The firsthand knowledge of the lives of wild horses and the pressures on their environment that Morin has gathered creates an excellent and essential primer on the need for truly aiding wild horses, not just making humans feel better.


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