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Fri Sep 9, 2016, 09:08 PM

BLM Drops Plan to Surgically Sterilize Wild Horses

Source: Associated Press

BLM Drops Plan to Surgically Sterilize Wild Horses

By STEVEN DUBOIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. Sep 9, 2016, 7:03 PM ET

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.

The agency said Friday the decision was made in response to litigation from groups that assert the procedures to be researched were unnecessary and barbaric. Advocates for wild horses sought to halt the study or, at the very least, allow the media and the public to observe and record it.

"This decision, though not made lightly, is in response to litigation that could have put the wild horses, BLM staff and our research partners at risk by requiring unnecessary persons or equipment be placed within the small confines of the space where the procedures would take place," the BLM said in a statement released through its Portland office.

BLM spokesman Greg Shine said the agency had no comment beyond the statement.

The BLM wanted to study three methods to determine whether they are safe, effective options for controlling the wild horse population.

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Dale Neiburg Sep 2016 #1

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Sat Sep 10, 2016, 07:25 AM

1. Aaarrrrrggghhhhh!!!!!

Right after I'd finally gotten to the point of being able to look at "BLM" and immediately think "Black Lives Matter" instead of "Bureau of Land Management."

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