Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oppose Removal of 580 Wild Horses and Testing of Dangerous Drug in Wyoming's North Lander Complex

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Comments must be received by August 7, 2012.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office in Wyoming is seeking public inputfor a proposed removal of 580 wild horses in and around the North Lander Complex and the testing of a drug, SpayVac, that may result in permanent sterlization of mares. Earlier this year, theNational Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee received information from experts which revealed that SpayVac appears to cause perpetual (possibly permanently) sterilization and serious health problems in horses.
The 586-square-mile Complex includes four Herd Management Areas (HMAs): Muskrat Basin, Rock Creek Mountain, Conant Creek and Dishpan Butte. 
The agency allows just 536 wild horses to live in this vast public lands area, while authorizing the annual equivalent of more than over 3,400 privately-owned cows and thousands of sheep to graze there at rock bottom, taxpayer-subsidized rates. AWHPC opposes the removal of any horses from this large Complex - especially given that the BLM permits more than seven times more livestock than wild horses in the same area. 
Please take easy action below to demand that the BLM forgo the removal of horses from and the testing of the SpayVac drug in the North Lander Complex.


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