First, they funnel her into a squeeze chute. She’s wild and terrified.
Next, she might be given a local anesthetic and a shot of antibiotics.
While the chute squeezes her body tight, a BLM-contracted veterinarian inserts a 1-foot metal rod with a chain on the end into her, to crush and rip out her ovaries.
This is not an exaggeration. This is reality.
What may happen to our mare after the horrific procedure reads like a chamber of horrors: evisceration, infection, hemorrhage, and possible death.
Sterilization of this mare will kill the essence of what makes her wild — the natural hormones which drive the wild behaviors that astonish and thrill us in these iconic and spirited animals.
Why is BLM doing this? It’s the age-old “follow the money” scenario.
The livestock lobby has deep pockets and that means deep influence. They’re pushing BLM to destroy America’s few remaining wild horse herds via sterilization — all to keep their “welfare ranching” Ponzi scheme in place.
U.S. taxpayers (that’s us!) lose HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars every year so ranchers can graze their livestock on our public lands. Outrageously, in federally-protected wild horse & burro habitat, their livestock are given [on average] 80% of the forage!
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