Stop the Brutal Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses in Oregon!
The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed to begin sterilization “experiments” on wild horse mares in Oregon. The proposed experiments entail manually ripping a mare’s ovaries out using a medieval rod-like device with a chain on the end. This painful and unnecessary procedure will subject wild horse mares to the risk of infection, hemorrhaging, and evisceration of their intestines.
In fact, the procedure is so dangerous that in 2013 the National Academy of Sciences advised that the risk of prolonged bleeding and infection makes this procedure inadvisable. This risky and invasive experiment makes absolutely no sense, especially because the proven and humane PZP vaccine for wild horse fertility control is readily available. We can’t let this happen!
The BLM appears to have deliberately avoided public input and scrutiny into this proposed inhumane experiment by notifying the public of its plan only a week before the end of the 2-week public comment period, depriving the public an opportunity to comment on the impacts of this procedure and suggest more humane alternatives.
Please send an email to Lisa Grant at the Bureau of Land Management in Burns, Oregon telling her that as a taxpayer and person who cares about horses, you are outraged that the BLM is considering pursuing such inhumane and wasteful experiments on wild horses and urge her to abandon this proposed experiment in favor of using proven, cost-effective and humane fertility control methods for wild horse mares.
Send your emails to:
BLM Burns District Office