BLM to Spend $10M on Contraception for Wild Horses, Burros

Photo Credit: AP / Pat Sullivan

Photo Credit: AP / Pat Sullivan

The Bureau of Land Management announced it is planning to award 10 grants of up to $1 million each for wild horse and burro contraception and sterilization for up to five years.

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program protects, manages, and controls wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands,” the grant announcement said.

“Development of effective population growth suppression methods for wild horses and burros is vital to effectively managing herd population growth rates as an alternative to gathering and removing animals from BLM lands,” it added.

“Any sterilization or contraceptive method applicable to male or female horses or burros, including surgical, chemical, pharmaceutical, or mechanical (such as Intrauterine Devices) approaches, will be considered (with the exception of surgical castration),” the grant solicitation said.

In 1971, when Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, these animals were found roaming across 53.8 million acres known as Herd Areas, of which 42.4 million acres were under the BLM’s jurisdiction.

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  • sooner4ever

    Are they going to hire little BLM men and women to apply donkey condoms? Seriously, how much more of our money can the government waste?

    • Charles

      They will WASTE all they can, in this effort to completely destroy AMERICA.
      WHY don’t the GOP cut off the funding ????

      • Linda

        Because most of the GOP is in bed with the jack-asses.

      • Joe1938

        Unfortunately for the United States of America, there is not a penny’s difference between the old stoneless blueblood GOP rethread RINOs and the socialist-communist-marxist-islamofascist-racist donkey “leaders”. Their objectives are the same and have been for decades. That is why the United States of America is in grave danger of tumbling into the dustbowl of history to join all the other great nations and civilizations that had their turn at greatness.

  • JBW Oklahoma

    Round them up, slaughter them and feed the hungry. People eat horse meat all over the world.
    Replace them with cattle. Oh wait we can’t graze cattle on BLM claimed land.

    • gracentruth

      How could we be so free thinking as to know that BLM / FEDS have no land to manage – let along the life on those lands. Land does not belong to feds per constitution. If there are any fed buildings on state land, the feds should pay rent. N.B. The white kenyan grew up eating dog meat. Peace,

      • Linda

        What do you get when you cross a monkey & a jack-ass ?
        A Progressive !

  • tjl

    Interesting. So, instead of using them as a natural resource, and manage them like all other wildlife, we try to do population control via contraception. Brilliant!
    So, I suppose the next thing we’ll do is use contraception on moose, caribou, reindeer, elk, deer, sheep, goats, various foul, bear, rabbits, etc…
    Better do something about the salmon too. Good grief.
    I just love how these liberal jerks are so into not interfering with nature, and conserving nature. I think Jesus had a word for them…hmm… Hypocrites!

    • Linda

      I kinda think Jesus would pick up a whip & beat the crap out of them, just like He did with money changers.

  • leewacker

    If this works, it would be great, but, with the contrariness of Mother Nature, the wild horses will find a way NOT to take the pills or whatever! Should be interesting, is nothing more than another way of wasting tax money, which the BLM is very good at!

    • Linda

      There is not such thing as “mother nature” It is “FATHER GOD”

  • Linda

    We would be much better off having an over-population of wild horses than the over-population of jack-ass dembs in DC.

  • Joe1938

    Some people swear by desert buffalo B-B-Q. Open season on’em, make dog food with the horses, and return the $10 million to the American Taxpayer.