I am not going to form an opinion based upon one person's blog.
Keep in mind that something being on the internet or in a newspaper, a magazine, on the evening news, does not make it true. I certainly hope it isn't true. But I also don't trust one blog which is someone's personal platform.
Hunting via aircraft is usually illegal. Wild horses cannot be hunted legally. Those that are excess of what the land can support are rounded up (and yes, helicopters can be used for this) and adopted. Ones with significant health issues may be put down.
Most of the people commenting on this subject do not see wild horses in thier backyards...I do. It is unfortunate that the horses have to be rounded up, but their roaming grounds have been depleted due to human population. Alot of the horses involved in the roundups are starving...which is a natural life progression for them, survival of the fittest.
However, we have the people that think they should be free yet don't want them to starve, none of these people are offering $$$ or relocation to stop this from happening. It is not an oil connection, it is nature, these horses have been wild, living and starving for decades.
If you really want to make a difference in these animals lives, stop the bleeding heart stories and offer real support, land and money!