Friday, July 13, 2012

HSUS and BLM to hold wild horse and burro contraceptive celebration

Tuesday's Horse

Wild Horses needlessly rounded up by federal government agency, Bureau of Land Management. Google image.
Wild Horses needlessly rounded up by federal government agency, Bureau of Land Management. Google image.
While the BLM continues to round up America’s wild horses and burros decimating their herds, the rogue US federal agency plans to join partner HSUS in celebrating the experimental, pesticidal birth control method the mega animal welfarist group has long been promising would eliminate the cruel and needless gathers.
On the symposium website it states the conference will feature “a series of invited presentations and panels consisting of researchers, government representatives, and private citizens who are testing and applying contraceptives for the management of wild horses and burros”.
Wow, not just scientists and bureaucrats, but private citizens are being allowed to experiment on America’s iconic wild equines. And just how, when, where and with what are these private citizens doing this?
Read about it below.
Wild horse symposium to focus on contraception
Registrations are now being accepted for The Wild Horse Symposium: Humane Management of Wild Horses through Immunocontraception, which is being held on August 28 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Wild Horse Symposium celebrates five years of partnership between The Humane Society of the United States, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Bureau of Land Management to advance contraceptive technology from research to widespread management of wild horse and burro herds.
Symposium presenters will highlight progress in contraceptive vaccine technology, share their experience with different approaches to vaccine delivery, and explore means of empowering government agencies, private sanctuaries, and other wild horse managers to use contraception to manage wild horse and burro populations effectively.
Speakers and other symposium participants will also identify remaining biological, logistical, legal, and institutional obstacles to system-wide contraceptive management of wild horses and burros, and develop and weigh possible solutions.
Session topics:
  • The Assateague of the West Project overview
  • Development of Controlled-Release Vaccines
  • Population and Behavioral Effects of Contraceptive Vaccines on Western Wild Horse Herds
  • Economics of Wild Horse Fertility Control on Public Lands
  • Regulatory Status of Immunocontraceptive Vaccines for Wild Horses
  • BLM’s Perspective on the Vision for the Role of Contraception in the WHB Program
  • Genetic Management of Wild Horse and Burro Populations
  • Research with GonaCon® on Wild Horses
  • Using Immunocontraception to Manage Wild Horse Sanctuaries
  • Options for Accessing and Delivering Contraceptives to Wild Horses and Burros
  • Panel Discussions
The symposium is being hosted by The Humane Society of the United States, The Annenberg Foundation and the US Bureau of Land Management.
Following this one-day event at the same venue, a separate conference is being held: The 7th International Conference on Fertility Control in Wildlife, from August 29-31.
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