83 minutes | Jan 11, 2021

Jake Hennig - Studying horses and the days before the defense

Jake Hennig is a PhD candidate at the University of Wyoming where he studies feral horse movements, habitat selection, and their interactions with co-occuring flora and fauna. We spoke about the history and complicated politics of feral horse management in the US, how the population continues to grow through a lack of legal management options, and the ethics of managing animals in this way. We also spoke about the internal conservation contradictions we have both recognized in ourselves through studying feral horses, and how we think future ecosystems might remain functional once we take the time to examine our biases. 
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