Good grief, the horse huggers are squabbling among themselves.
A the end of April the AP send out a feature story about a public-private partnership in which private citizens would shoot wild horses with contraceptive darts in order to reduce the serious overpopulation of the herd in the Pine Nut Range.
The BLM was being aided by the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates in Gardnerville and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. It was hoped that the contraceptives would eliminate the need to roundup excessive horses and put them in pens for the rest of their lives at taxpayer expense.
BLM suspended the project Monday after a group calling itself the Friends of Animals threatened to sue, claiming the drug somehow harms the horses, according to an internal email obtained by AP.
“This is a lawsuit filed by people sitting in an office in Connecticut against the folks in Nevada doing the hard work on the ground to keep wild horses free on the range,” Bolbol was quoted as saying. “If this group wants to help wild horses they need to focus on the BLM’s current effort to conduct barbaric spaying of wild mares and the castration of stallions on the range rather than target this type of humane birth control.”