Just how do the Wild Horses of America lose? well if you are paying attention to what the appropriations committee’s have just voted for you will know the answer. In case you haven’t heard the new management approved for in the management of Wild Horses of America is to spay the mares. Now first of all these are Wild animals we are talking about and not your next door neighbor’s cat or dog. The procedure is dangerous;
- High frequency of peri-operative complications – some of which can be life-threatening. Ovariectomy is a procedure that generally is performed to remove an abnormal ovary.
So keeping this in mind of the dangers and why it would even be considered in horses, why would the Bureau of Land Management want to see this happen? well that is simple….they do not want to care for America’s Wild Horses and Burros any longer and two; fewer horses equals more cattle to be put on public lands. This is no reason to be putting these Wild horses through the stress and pain of surgery of ripping out their ovaries! America wants their Wild Horses and Burros on their public lands, most people are actually against leasing out public lands to ranchers and livestock; the land is destroyed after cattle have made a home on public land. Its proven and it is unwanted. In the past I have written about the long-standing history of the Bureau and its affiliations with the ag community; it is the same today with even more politics involved than ever before. The current political environment in Washington today lends a hand to the livestock communities, while throwing out protections of every kind that were put in place to protect the environment and the Wild animals that inhabit public lands. Every year the Bureau claims an overpopulation of horses, it’s simply not the truth. They have been planning to get rid of the horses all together for many years, working up to their grand crescendo with the lies of overpopulation, the crying of no money for the program; science experiments using drugs, and God only knows what else they have been putting these animals through! Then removal of the horses through horrific helicopter roundups, experiments; and the list goes on and on. What we now must figure out is how to stop this; it’s not right and they know it. They have no shame so you can’t even shame them; they could care less. No Wild Horses America? are you willing to allow this to happen to your Wild Horses and Burros? they are your animals not the governments! We pay for their care, we own them and need to have a say in how they should be managed. Please call your representatives, you can find their phone numbers on our last page under advocacy contacts; please make your calls today? this cannot wait. Protests are a possibility and we will forward that information when we have more details. Until then, please call your representatives for the Horses. Make no mistake, this procedure is dangerous for domestic horses and rarely used, how much care will Wild Horses and Burros receive? The road to extinction is being paved today; America’s Wild Horses and Burros deserve a better decision on management than this, leave our Wild Horses and Burros alone!