Colorado State University Withdraws from BLM’s Gruesome Sterilization Experimental Study of Warm Springs Herd Wild Mares
by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation
Colorado State University just announced that they are “withdrawing our partnership on the surgical spaying of mares. The project is led by the Bureau of Land Management and USGS. The decision to withdraw was made with the support of our involved researchers. ”
This is a tremendous victory for our wild horses and for everyone who wrote the 12,000 excellent comments that the BLM received against this horrific and deadly procedure being used on 100 wild mares, many of them pregnant, from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Oregon.
I want to personally thank everyone who sent comments in, who called and emailed CSU and who got the word out against this. Using sterilization on our wild horses and burros , besides being inhumane, cruel, and completely unnecessary it is also contrary to managing wild horses where they are found with the least invasive methods as per the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act.
To find out more about Wild Horse Freedom Federation and our work to keep wild horses and burros wild and free on our public lands visit: www.WildHorseFreedomFederation.org