Tell BLM: Don't Remove Wild Horses!

Deadline for Comments June 15, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely, Nevada District Office is proposing a "fertility control pilot program" for wild horses living in the Water Canyon area of the Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA). The BLM's proposal is deeply flawed and raises serious questions about the true intent of the plan, which allows for continued helicopter roundups and perpetual removals of wild horses from the wild. It also leaves open the possibility of using the controversial fertility control drug, GonaCon, which interferes with the reproductive hormones in horses that influence natural behaviors. Even worse, the BLM is proposing to allow just 25 wild horses to live in a public lands area where over 6,000 sheep graze at taxpayer-subsidized rates!

Last year, the BLM's Northeast Great Basin Resource Advisory Council recommended initiating a humane pilot fertility control program using the proven PZP birth control vaccine. Instead of following this recommendation, the agency has used it as an excuse for this terrible proposal to severely limit the number of wild horses in this area so that the livestock permittee, Hank Vogler of "Need More Sheep Company," can run even more sheep on our public lands! 

Please stand up for the beautiful Antelope mustangs by taking action below!


Comments can be submitted directly by:
Fax:  (775) 289-1910 Att: Paul Podborny
U.S. Mail: 
BLM Ely District Office
HC 33 Box 33500
Ely, NV 89301
Attn: Paul E. Podborny, Schell Field Manager
For more information, contact Ben Noyes, BLM Ely District wild horse and burro specialist, at (775) 289-1800(775) 289-1800.
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