Equine groups sue BLM over planned sterilization project of wild mares

Mustang Mare and Foal. Unaccredited Google search result image.
Mustang Mare and Foal. Unaccredited Google search result image.

(CNN, By Ellie Kaufman, Sept 25, 2018) — Nonprofit organizations are taking to the courts to try to stop an Interior Department project that would sterilize up to 100 wild female horses in Oregon through a procedure the groups deem “dangerous” and “inhumane.”

Front Range Equine Rescue, a nonprofit organization that works to stop cruelty and abuse of horses, filed a federal lawsuit in Washington D.C. challenging the Interior Department Bureau of Land Management’s project on September 24. The group claims that the project violates a number of laws, including the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The American Wild Horse Campaign and the Cloud Foundation, along with two individuals, filed a separate federal lawsuit in Oregon on September 21 claiming the government project violates the First Amendment because it does not allow outside groups to adequately observe the proposed experiment. It also believes the project violates the same laws Front Range Equine Rescue argues in their suit.

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4 thoughts on “Equine groups sue BLM over planned sterilization project of wild mares”

  1. It’s either sterilize these mares, or resort to the fact the herd will be unmanageable in a few years and the government will round them all up and send them to the slaughter plant. You make the intelligent choice.

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    1. One evil act does not condone another. There is no proof, only BLM lies, that herds are becoming “unmanageable”. They simply want their herd areas for more cattle. This BLM argument is decades old. So is sending wild horses to slaughter with BLM knowledge and assistance.

      Don’t take our word for it. See the Cloud Foundation website. https://www.thecloudfoundation.org/. Also, this is a terrific book. Last Chance Mustang. Read about it here https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/book-review-last-chance-mustang-by-mitchell-bornstein/

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