On the Salt River with Mrs Green Thumb.
Forty five wild horses will be released later this month in three separate areas, according to a news release posted today. One of the releases will be open to public observation.
The announcement did not say if the mares will be treated with contraceptives or if the land is subject to permitted livestock grazing.
RELATED: BLM Returning Horses to Sands Basin HMA.
UPDATE: Added video by KTVB News of Boise, ID. Pay attention to the remarks from 0:15 to 0:17.
She has photos and videos of the incident but the Forest Service is not interested in them, according to a report posted yesterday by ABC15 News in Phoenix.
A news release by the Animal Welfare Institute yesterday said the BLM is rebooting its plans to sterilize wild horses, at the behest of a group funded by Lucas Oil Products.
Hacks at the off-range corrals in Hines, OR will cut the ovaries out of mares gathered from the Warm Springs HMA last year. Complications and fatalities related to the procedures will likely be high but are of no concern to these people.
Some of the survivors will be returned to the range to form non-reproducing herds, a dream-come-true for the public-lands ranchers. Others may end up in the demonic Wild Spayed Filly Futurity.
Critics say wild horse populations should be controlled by contraceptives, which can lead to sterilization. In both cases the result is the same—fewer horses on the range.
There is no meaningful opposition here, only a debate on methods and timing.
The ranchers want the horses gone quickly, the wild horse ‘advocates’ want them to decline slowly.
First-hand account by Josh Saverse.
The case has been closed by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office but a witness to the event says the report does not match her experience. Refer to this story, posted yesterday by AZ Family, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Includes video.
UPDATE: Added video.