BLM Announces Decision to Move Ahead with Plans to Experiment on Pregnant Mares

13 September 2018

BLM in Burns, Oregon announced their final decision to move ahead with plans to brutally sterilize wild, pregnant mares.

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CAES has been fighting this plan since 2016 when they announced their first plan to do these experimental surgical procedures. The surgery is called an ovariectomy via colpotomy. It is a blind surgery in which the veterinarian reaches inside the mare, via the vagina and feels around for the ovaries. Once he locates (what he hopes is) the ovary, he inserts a tool with a chain loop around the ovary, then twists the chain to crush and pulled out the ovary.

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This surgery is still experimental in wild horses, which means it must be done in a sterile environment. BLM plans to do them at the holding facility.

BLM needs IACUC approval, which they have had from 2 different universities, both of which have pulled out of these experiments. Therefore there is now no IACUC approval.

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The veterinarians pushing this procedure have lied, and complaints have been filed, investigations into these veterinarians were launched, and yet BLM plans to move ahead.

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CAES will be taking further action as we expect many, many organizations and people will be.

What can you do?
Call your Senators, Representative, and the National BLM office and tell them this abuse and barbaric treatment will not stand up to public scrutiny, and as a voter and owner of these wild horses, you do not want a penny of your tax dollars paying for this antiquated and barbaric experiments.

Or if you feel you want to try your hand at filing an administrative appeal against this action here is a great link with the regulations and procedures to get you started:

https://www.doi.gov/oha/organization/ibla/Procedural-Regulations-for-Cases

 

 

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14 thoughts on “BLM Announces Decision to Move Ahead with Plans to Experiment on Pregnant Mares

  1. So what are we SUPPOSED to do? Experiment on pregnant HUMANS?? Many of our best cures and treatments are the result of what we learn from animals. Not always pleasant for the animals, but then, neither is the process of becoming steaks, or leather shoes, or any of that. If you don’t believe in using our animals, then you are quite free to wear plastic shoes and eat only veggies, but you are NOT free to impose your Dingbat Beliefs on the rest of us.

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    1. Mary Lou, you are the dingbat and you do not belong in this group. You have no empathy or compassion. As for veggies and wearing plastic shoes there are many healthy vegetarians , I’m one at 80, have not eaten meat in 35 years. Also there are materials used for shoes now that look and feel like leather . The experiments on animals have not benefited humans because the species are too different. You need to get out of the dark ages.

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  2. Vote to save animals and get the current administration out of power or we can expect to see more of the same. Vote blue to turn everything around. Our wildlife needs legal representation against these abusers. Lawyers please do your majic for these majestic animals. They are in real danger!

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  3. My heart aches for these poor mares who will have to go through this torture procedure and to make it even worse without follow up treatment! God only knows what will happen to these horses! What kind of veterinarian would ever take part of such a hideous crime to a pregnant animal. Straight out of WWll concentration camp!! BLM is disgusting and VILE, they should be prosecuted!

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  4. i WILL BE ON THE PHONE AGAIN CALLING EVERYONE I CAN THINK TO CALL REGARDING THIS. I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING TO FIGHT THE GOVERMENT ON OUR WILD HORSES. THE HORSES BELONG TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT THE GOVERMENT

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  5. Let us compare these heinous experiments to those of Hitler’s famous Dr. Josef Mengele. Best known for conducting gruesome medical experiments on prisoners being held at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Make no mistake, they are committing nothing short of blasphemy by performing these HIDEOUS procedures on pregnant mares. Is there no end to the depths of which our so-called “government” will sink? Apparently not.

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  6. IMO no ethical veterinarian would perform such an outdated procedure especially on wild mares who will not receive adequate post-op care.

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  7. You know thus battle and I’m going to say battle between the Government and the citizens of the United states who pay your Salary with are Paid Taxes
    Are some with this inhuman slaughter of Protected yes I said PROTECTED
    Is being killed by the same Government that voted on protecting these Americans Icons
    The Government is limiting their pockets with Blood money
    We the citizens of AMERICA
    WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP
    AMIDITLY.

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  8. What is wrong with this world? Torture to live animals, and the AVA says ok??? You’re killing animals that were here before you. This abuse has to stop!!!Shut down the barbaric evil behavior that exists within the BLM.

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  9. Stop this inhuman way treatment of our wild (and domestic) horses. The sterilization process promoted is cruel beyond words and under improper conditions that jeapordize the life of the mares.

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  10. This is completely unethical and immoral treatment of animals! It’s hard to even read about let alone imagine having this done and under such conditions. This must be stopped! Thank you for all you are doing to help!

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