The BLM is planning painful and potentially life-threatening medical experiments on wild protected mares in The Warm Springs Herd Management Area.
They want to start the trauma by rounding them up helicopters, by chasing them with helicopters which often results in injuries or death in itself. They will then surgically sterilize the Mares using an experimental and inhumane procedure. The Mares undergo ovariectomies through a colpotomy — an invasive and risky surgery whereby the mare's ovaries are pulled out while the animal remains conscious.
This is painful and there is no aftercare so intestines can pop out of the site and infection is a huge risk. The mares who are pregnant will miscarry and many mares will die. They want to use mares who are in different stages of pregnancy.
This proposal is especially unconscionable considering a humane method of population control is available through the use of the proven PZP birth control, which is used with many animals and has a proven success record.
Please join me asking the BLM to not abuse the animals they are supposed to be caring for.
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Be aware that BLM is offering a public opportunity to view any comments made by members of the public at their Burns District office.