Animal advocates are taking legal action to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from performing cruel and dangerous sterilization surgeries on wild mares in Oregon.
Despite public outcry and opposition from veterinarians, the BLM intends to perform controversial and inhumane sterilization surgeries that would remove the ovaries of 100 wild mares, including pregnant mares, from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Oregon at the beginning of November.
The procedure, which is officially known as ovariectomy via colpotomy, is described by the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) as “literally reaching into a mare’s abdominal cavity through an incision in the vaginal wall, blindly and without any tool to visualize the mare’s organs, to identify the ovaries by touch and to remove them by severing them with a loop of chain.
If it sounds barbaric and incredibly inhumane, that’s because it is. But so is the BLM, unfortunately. This is the second time in the past few years that the agency has tried this, but it was fortunately shut down before... READ MORE