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PZP not the best idea for wild horses

June 29, 2017 | wild horse

One cannot be a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asset and partner without betraying the wild horses you are trying to protect. That’s because the Bureau of Land Management’s goal is to manage wild horses to extinction because they are wedded to welfare ranchers, and the scary thing is now there is a pro-horse slaughter administration in place, making it easier for them to reach their goal. 

So we take issue with wild horse advocates who are partnering with the BLM to forcibly drug wild mares with the fertility control drug PZP and touting it as a good thing as this recent op-ed in a Montana newspaper does. 

To be pro-PZP means you buy into the BLM’s idea that wild horses are overpopulated. But the truth is there are too many cattle and sheep grazing on public lands. That’s why Friends of Animals believes the best idea wild horses is to prohibit cattle and sheep from grazing in wild horse Herd Management Areas.

We also need to support legislators who could work toward attaching a stipulation to the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 that would allow wild horses to be returned or relocated to Herd Areas in states where wild horses once roamed but have been wiped out—such as Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Anything less than these ideas and you are throwing in the towel in the fight to protect wild horses. And that’s just what the Bureau of Land Management wants. In the past few years, Friends of Animals has secured eight victories for America’s wild horses, and it’s not because we partnered with the Bureau of Land Management, it’s because we held their feet to the fire and proved they are breaking the law. 





This is wrong in every way

PZP is not a solution because, as stated in this blog, it harms equines; also, by agreeing to PZP use, PZP advocates are essentially agreeing with the falsehood of too many wild horses and burros instead of the true fact of too many cattle and sheep.

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