The Division G Explanatory Statement in the FY 2021 appropriations bill does not direct the BLM to spend $11 million on wild horse contraceptives, although it does include an expectation that wild horse management actions will “include a robust expansion of fertility control utilizing methods that are proven, safe, effective, and humane.”
That may signify the end of the story, at least for now. Roundups and off-range holding will likely consume most of the budget, as adoptions go down and surrenders go up.
It’s sad, really. An idea so good that even the Rolling Stones would support it.
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