Christopher Smart's "BLM's wild horse management at a crossroad" (Tribune, Nov. 12) gave two sides to the important issue of wild horse overpopulation, but it neglected to mention that these horse populations are invasive.
In Utah, we fight hard against many invasive species, such as foxes and raccoons. We even exterminate native wolves. Yet these horses are some sort of exception?
Historically, deer, antelope and bison grazed these lands, but they have been flushed out and replaced by horses and cattle that overgraze the land. Wild horses have been allowed without any form of predation, so it should not be a surprise that their population is exploding.