BLM Shuns Montana Solution?

The Division G summary for the 2023 spending bill says it provides $148 million for the Wild Horse and Burro Program, including $11 million for research on reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control. Not long ago, the advocates secured $11 million for use of their favorite pesticide in PZP Amendments. What changed? The truth is coming out. … Continue reading BLM Shuns Montana Solution?

Use of Montana Solution Greater Than Originally Thought?

Immunocontraceptive vaccines such as PZP are currently being used in over 75 areas managed for wild horses and burros by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, according to the Final EA for management actions at the Marietta WBR.  Go to page 26 in the pdf. The Park Service … Continue reading Use of Montana Solution Greater Than Originally Thought?

Advocates Fall on Swords to Glorify Montana Solution

Over the last few days, we’ve seen three of them come forward with statements about their darting programs, one from the Pine Nut Mountains, one from the Virginia Range and another from the Salt River, revealing themselves as imbeciles. “We’re protecting wild horses from removal by getting rid of them with PZP.” What’s the common … Continue reading Advocates Fall on Swords to Glorify Montana Solution

House Committee Allocates $11 Million for Montana Solution

The Committee on Appropriations designated the amount in the FY 2023 spending bill for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, according to a report posted this morning by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The move was applauded by the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses, a ranching advocacy group and leader in the wild horse removal industry. A … Continue reading House Committee Allocates $11 Million for Montana Solution

Montana Solution Alleviates Many Wild Horse Problems

Concerns about herd size, genetic diversity and inbreeding go away because there is no breeding at all. With no new foals hitting the ground, death rates increase as the average age of the herds increases. In the Conger sterilization experiment, mares left their band stallions to breed with bachelors, upsetting the natural order. Youngsters grow … Continue reading Montana Solution Alleviates Many Wild Horse Problems

Foal-Free Friday, Putting the Montana Solution into Practice

No youngsters observed in this band of around twenty Virginia Range mustangs. The advocates have pumped almost six thousand doses of PZP into the herd over the last three years. In two more years, the mares will become sterile and the herd will be toast. This is how they protect wild horses. RELATED: Foal-Free Friday, Fighting … Continue reading Foal-Free Friday, Putting the Montana Solution into Practice

Montana Solution Necessitates Helicopter Roundups?

It’s supposed to prevent them according to the advocates. But Section 3, Part 1, Paragraph c in yesterday’s solicitation for fertility control services says the method of capture will be with the use of [helicopter] drive and/or bait trapping in accordance with the standards of the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program. The advocates oppose the use … Continue reading Montana Solution Necessitates Helicopter Roundups?

AWI Pushes Montana Solution in Wake of Cañon City Incident

Better if they were not even born according to a column in today’s edition of The Gazette of Colorado Springs, CO. Let the permittees have most of the food and water in areas set aside for wild horses. Exactly what you’d expect from the advocates. RELATED: RTF Pushes Montana Solution in Wake of Cañon City … Continue reading AWI Pushes Montana Solution in Wake of Cañon City Incident

Congress Authorizes $11 Million for Montana Solution in FY 2022?

The Division G Explanatory Statement for the omnibus spending bill, linked in a March 9 news release by the Senate Committee on Appropriations, indicates on page 8 that up to $11,000,000 shall be used this year “for administration of and research on reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control.” The Montana Solution is not safe, humane or reversible, … Continue reading Congress Authorizes $11 Million for Montana Solution in FY 2022?

Fish Creek HMA Subject to Montana Solution?

The successful candidate will oversee fertility control projects on the Virginia Range, Fish Creek HMA and Pine Nut HMA/HA, according to the job posting for Nevada State Director by the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses. However, the HMA does not appear on the list of roundups and darting programs for FY 2022 published by the … Continue reading Fish Creek HMA Subject to Montana Solution?

Spreading the Montana Solution Across the Fruited Plain

The Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses is hiring! Four job openings were posted to Idealist today: Socialist Media Engagement Specialist Grassroots Advocacy and Outreach Manager Nevada State Director Government Relations and Public Policy Fellowship The bureaucrats and ranchers are watching closely. They know the optics of helicopter roundups are bad but they’re wondering if the … Continue reading Spreading the Montana Solution Across the Fruited Plain

Group Uses Pancake Deaths to Sell Montana Solution

As if right on cue, the executive director of the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses told FOX 5 News of Las Vegas in a report posted yesterday that her group supports the ill-advised plan to end helicopter roundups and the use of fertility control vaccines to eradicate wild horses. Ranchers in the Pancake Complex receive … Continue reading Group Uses Pancake Deaths to Sell Montana Solution

Missing Teat, Trainer’s Remorse and the Montana Solution

The writer of this letter to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle blames the animal for his/her own frustrations and inadequacies, a common practice in the horse world. The barn The barn manager Bad feed Horse in adjacent stall Wrong bit Oxygen deprivation Previous owner Bad breeding Sore feet Arthritis Wrong supplements Needs shoes Previous trainer The … Continue reading Missing Teat, Trainer’s Remorse and the Montana Solution

Putting the Montana Solution Into Practice: RDDs

A remote delivery device, sometimes referred to as a dart, is pushed out of a projector with compressed gas. According to the PZP spec sheet from the Science and Conservation Center, Pneu-Darts are not pressurized and cannot discharge spontaneously or through incidental contact. For the dart to discharge, a small weight at the rear of … Continue reading Putting the Montana Solution Into Practice: RDDs