Today we heard from our attorneys that the BLM has abandoned the wild mare spay experiment in Oregon. This was very welcome news – last week on Friday a Federal judge ruled in favor of our Preliminary Injunction, halting the cruel and dangerous overiectomy via colpotomy experiments until our case could be heard in court, which gave temporary relief and safety for these Warm Springs mares, but now the BLM has withdrawn completely from this plan.
This withdrawal is a victory to wild horse advocates and plaintiffs in the case: the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI); The Cloud Foundation and its executive director Ginger Kathrens, who is also a member of the National BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; and photographer Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.
A huge thank you to our wonderful law firm who has been representing us: Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP.
Read the government’s filing here: