By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI reporting for the Capital Press (April 7, 2020) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully rejected an animal rights group’s request to consider banning a horse birth control drug, according to a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has ruled the EPA violated administrative law with its “arbitrary and capricious” decision… Continue reading EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules
WILD HORSES (US) — This is not news; simply a clarification. Certain readers have questioned our reference to PZP (Porcine Zona Pellucida) as a pesticide which is used as a type of birth control on wild mares living on federal lands. As Protect Mustangs state: Pests are invasive species. Wild horses are native. Drugging up wild horses… Continue reading EPA classifies wild horse birth control drug PZP as a pesticide
PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE Protect Mustangs opposes pesticides for indigenous horses and calls for change WASHINGTON (May 11, 2012) — Protect Mustangs, a San Francisco Bay Area-based wild horse preservation group, opposes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizing indigenous wild horses as “pests”. This classification would allow the EPA to approve the restricted-use pesticide, ZonaStat-H,… Continue reading Outrage over EPA calling iconic wild horses “pests”
Cross-posted from the Billings-Gazette Written by ZACH BENOIT It’s been a good couple of months for the Science and Conservation Center, a Billings-based nonprofit that develops wildlife contraceptives. The center produces porcine zona pellucida (PZP), which is the active ingredient in a contraceptive vaccine. In February, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the vaccine for use… Continue reading Jay Kirkpatrick team get $100K for wild horse fertility control drug PZP
BONNIE ERBE headlines a column on wild horses entitled, "Horse contraceptive could end cruelty to mustangs" about the EPA's recent registration of the HSUS sponsored equine birth control drug, PZP. However, that title becomes a bit misleading when one takes a close look at the experimental usage of PZP over the past few years on… Continue reading EPA registers PZP for use on wild horses
Written by MARIA BROCKBANK March 13, 2009 I asked myself this question and found after extensive research that the answer is not as easy to find out as I had hoped. First I had to find out what pesticide was being sprayed. I asked several barn owners, went to several feed stores and called several… Continue reading Is the fly spray misting system in your barn safe?