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Four major wild horse and burro advocacy groups and advocates are uniting to speak out against Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans for cruel sterilization experiments on wild mares (including pregnant mares). The BLM extended the Environmental Assessment comment deadline until Feb. 10th, because American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) asked for and received additional documents that the BLM had not made available to the public. AWHPC then requested additional time to review these documents. (Information is given below so that after listening to this show, you can add YOUR comment to save the wild mares from these barbaric experiments.)
Our guests for this show include:
Suzanne Roy, Campaign Director, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC)
Paula Todd King, Communications Director, The Cloud Foundation (Ginger Kathrens is in the Pryors, but she’ll try to call in)
Best-selling author Terri Farley (Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them)
Karen Sussman, Pres. of International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB)
Don Moore, DVM
BLM’s heinous plans are to STERILIZE wild horses, including “studies” (experimentation trials) using several methods on 225 wild mares: ovariectomy via colpotomy, tubal ligation, and hysteroscopically-guided laser ablation of the oviduct papilla. The BLM is going to do this experimentation at BLM’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon, but will eventually do sterilizations out in the FIELD.
Leon Pielstick, DVM, inserting a chain ecraseur (and his arm) via colpotomy incision
A link to the Environmental Assessment is HERE.
The link to a veterinarian panel that the BLM conducted in September 2015 is here: http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/media/blm-spay-research-vet-panel
My blog post with some suggested points to reference is here: http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/blog/wild-horses-tell-blm-to-stop-dangerous-and-cruel-experiments-on-our-wild-horses
What can YOU do to help? Call your Senators and Congressman. Tell the media. Call Oregon State University. Send your comments to the BLM by February 10.
Please submit your comments by Feb. 10th, by fax or email to the BLM Burns Office, with the heading:
Tonight’s show is hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. and Director of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.
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1/20/16 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on BLM’s plans to sterilize wild horse and burros. Listen HERE.