URGENT: Stop BLM from using pregnant mares in Nazi-type sterilization experiments

Hundreds of pregnant mares were moved Friday January 22, 2016 from Palomino Valley Center (PVC) outside of Reno to the closed door facility in Fallon called Broken Arrow aka Indian Lakes.

Does BLM intend on using the pregnant mares from Beatys Butte in the horrible Nazi-type sterilization experiments in Oregon? These pregnant mares and members of their herd seem to have been rounded up because Country Natural Beefa supplier of Whole Food Market, was pushing for the roundup. Do they want the federally protected wild horses gone so they can use the public grazing land for beef?

Protect Mustangs officially requests the mares from Beatys Butte and all the mares at the Fallon facility be put up for adoption–not experimented on!

STOP the cruelty now! These are America’s icons of freedom.

Stop BLM from EXPERIMENTING on wild mares!

Sterilization experiments are cruel and with no merit

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) overpopulation claims are fraudulent and any action such as experimentation for population control, fertility control, or other actions taken that are based on fraudulent information is wrongful. There are no “excess” wild horses on public land. Roundups have been based on fraudulent data. Read more about that here: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=8551

Americans must not allow tax dollars to fund experiments reminiscent of Dr. Joseph Mengele. The rights of American wild horses are being violated. Pregnant mares especially  must never be used in sterilization experiments!

There are no accurate head counts of wild horse populations, many herd management areas have no wild horses left on them,  and the BLM’s horrible customer service and poor marketing are the reason wild horse adoption has dropped. It’s as if the BLM wants their adoption program to fail.

Any and all experimentation based on the overpopulation myth must be stopped!

The BLM is proposing to conduct three research experiments “investigating the safety and effectiveness” of three separate methods of surgical sterilization of wild horse mares. The three proposed methods include ovariectomy via colpotomy (in photo above), tubal ligation and hysteroscopically-guided laser ablation of the oviduct papilla. The proposed studies would be conducted under financial assistance agreements with Oregon State University (OSU), with OSU staff serving as the principal investigators of the research. The three experiments combined would involve approximately 225 wild horse mares previously rounded up and removed from BLM Herd Management Areas (HMA). All three studies would be conducted at Oregon’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon and would be planned to begin in February 2016 with an estimated completion date of September 2020. This environmental assessment (EA) is a site-specific analysis of the potential impacts of the proposed action.

You are encouraged to write in your own words to oppose the wild horse sterilization experiment proposed on innocent wild mares. The deadline is February 3rd:

Mare Sterilization Research Project Lead
(541) 573-4411 BLM Burns District Office
28910 Highway 20 West
Hines, Oregon 97738
Email: blm_or_bu_mareresearchea@blm.gov
Fax: (541) 573-4411 — Attention: Mare Sterilization Research Project Lead

When writing your letter keep in mind the following:

  1. Your tax dollars are paying for the BLM’s programs, roundups and experiments if allowed to continue.
  2. There is no overpopulation of wild horses. They are underpopulated on the vast acreage of public land in the West.
  3. BLM’s harvesting model based management via roundups is disrupting herd dynamics and increasing the birthrate.
  4. BLM’s allegations of overpopulation are fraudulent based on false data. They don’t even account for the correct mortality rates in the wild.
  5. Predators should not be killed off and if there are none left then they need to be reintroduced for the thriving natural ecological balance.
  6. Wild horses are a return-native species that help reduce catastrophic wildfires and create biodiversity. We need the herds to reverse desertification.
  7. The BLM is creating a false overpopulation crisis to cash in on wild horses as laboratory animals for fertility control experiments while reducing the herds to nonviable levels.
  8. GonaCon™, PZP, SpayVac® are all pesticides that classify wild horses erroneously as pests–ultimately sterilize them and are not needed because wild horses are underpopulated. There are no “excess” wild horses.
  9. The BLM is trying to manage America’s wild horses to extinction.
  10. Sign and share the petition to stop the roundups here: https://www.change.org/p/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups
  11. Send your elected officials a handwritten letter and make an appointment to go in to see them.

Please contact your elected officials and politely request they take immediate action on your behalf to stop the experiments on wild horses. You can find the contact information for your elected officials here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org

Call & Email the following as well:

Oregon Governor
Kate Brown
Phone: 503/378-4582
Fax: 503/378-8970
Email: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/share-your-opinion.aspx

Senior Senator Ron Wyden
(the one who can stop this)
tel (202) 224-5244
fax (202) 228-2717

BLM Oregon
State Director
Jerome E. Perez
Phone: 503-808-6026
Email: BLM_OR_Prospecting_EA@blm.gov

Share this with everyone you know.

Check back on our website for daily updates. Together we can stop this and turn this around.

Background reading:

BLM Press Release on Plans to Experiment with Sterilization Wild Mares: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/burns/files/BU_MareSterilizationEA_Jan2015.pdf

Mare Sterilization Research Environmental Assessment https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/67242/73184/MareSterilizationResearchEA_12172015.pdf

Mare Sterilization Research https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/projectSummary.do?methodName=renderDefaultProjectSummary&projectId=56292



12 thoughts on “URGENT: Stop BLM from using pregnant mares in Nazi-type sterilization experiments

  1. The American people have had just about enough of this criminal nonsens. It is time to defund and shut down the grazing lease program on our public lands.

  2. This is major surgery, without painkillers and after care. This is questionable veterinary medicine. It is abuse. It is a waste of taxpayer money.

  3. We cannot turn a deaf ear to the cries of mama mares left alone in a horror chamber with BLM thugs thieves and murdering mongrals. Ths is our tax money being used to torture babies coming into the world for a chance at life. We must hold Congress responsible for what is being done—–have you talked to eleceted leaders today? When they are done tearing apart horses—who is next?

  4. Outrageous ! How cruel they are to think giving a paralytic is ok ! This means the Mare is aware & feeling All the Pain & immobilized !!!! Torture ! Pure & simple Why on Earth is our government allowing these people to do this ?? Please contact your Representatives in your State & tell the Enough is Enough !! Ask why they have not stopped BLM earlier ! I will ask imagine being given a paralytic, feeling being cut open & not being able to move , what would happen to your Brain & Soul ?

  5. Omg when does it quit?What is wrong with BLM?What did our wild Mustangs do to deserve this?BLM are you that cruel and insane?Please leave them alone let them have their babies.Would you want this done to you?BLM your job is to protect our Wild Horses,not tell lies,experimenting,and sterilizing them.This is something FWS would do.Please stop this and have compassion for them.Let them go.

  6. Clearly, our present wild horse and burro program are designed to accommodate the big corporate interests in public lands exploitation and the wild horses and burros themselves are being used as sacrifice pawns. This is so utterly wrong! What is needed is a reinstatement of the wild equids on their legitimate lands and an increase in populations, a reallocation of resources so that they get the principal share of the resources in their legal area. And we need to institute Reserve Design for truly long-term viable and naturally self-stabilizing populations. See my project at http://www.gofundme.com/mre6gyv7 called Reserve Design for Wild Horses. It is the way to go! We must not cave in to a corrupt establishment that has been and continues to lie about and victimize our precious wild horses and their free and natural place in our shared home world!

    Craig C. Downer, wildlife ecologist. author of The Wild Horse Conspiracy http://www.amazon.com/dp/1461068983 website: http://www.thewildhorseconspiracy.org


  8. This IS the most sickening thing I have ever heard of !! These mares are not BLM’s to torture, murder or abuse !! These are OUR horses BLM !! What gives you the right to experiment on OUR AMERICAN heritage ???? I am outraged, along with many other Americans. This is abuse, and we DO NOT want to pay for your evil doings !! Open up Broken Arrow to the public, for adoptions etc. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT experiment on these horses, they are supposed to be protected!!! I can’t even imagine doing this. This is major surgery, and with no after care, follow up, are you fricken kidding me ?? !!! Enough is enough already !! Leave them alone !!

  9. Blasphemy: n. “Irreverence toward something considered sacred.– blasphemous, adj. Why are cruel tests performed on animals considered useless? Because the genetic makeup of animals is totally different than that of humans. Conclusions cannot be drawn on tests performed on totally different species. Therefore the blasphemous, sadistic “tests” being performed on pregnant mares, is nothing but ways for extremely demented humans to have their fun. My God in Heaven, not only is the BLM corrupt, but they have entered the realm of satanic behavior. And what prompts this outrage? The livestock industry and their HUGE sense of entitlement to every inch of public land and every blade of grass for grazing their cash cows. What are they paying you BLM? Quite a lucrative deal you have going on! Hell awaits!!

  10. This is SO cruel and unnecessary, they belong in the Wild! Please stop this barbaric practice NOW!

  11. Their is no real reason to harm our iconic wild horses.
    Just as there was no real reason to do what Hitler did. These people are only interested in their own needs. They want that land
    and I believe for more than cattle. Fracking and oil, will be everywhere. This must stop. Innocent mares made to suffer for so called experimentation is murder.
    They did not ask us how we felt. I doubt they even care about anything but but the love of watching them suffer. I hate this crock of lies they hand out. They are very sick people. Beyond help. To inflict pain and suffering on man or beast is truly sickness. Money will not make them happy. Only hurting and killing gives them joy. I hate this. I have written private letters to so many people to let them know what is happening. They have no internet. So I send them letters asking them to help. They seldom do. But they kill my coyotes.
    It seems the world has gone mad. But I keep trying. It breaks my heart for these mares. They just want to run free and wild. They must be made free,and every member of BLM should pay
    For their outrageous lies and killing of our horses. Not theirs to begin with.

  12. Your a bunch of sick assholes. Leave these animals alone. I am outraged to hear of this. Just because they can not speak for themselves is no reason to abuse and torture them. This must stop as I will not.

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