The Bureau of Land Management is considering surgically spaying mustang mares as a way to control the mustang population. A number of senators have asked David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Interior, to abandon this plan. Surgically spaying mares, especially wild ones, would be extremely dangerous to their health and would, moreover, disrupt their social life. It is true that mustang populations need to be controlled; however, it is a better option to use reversible, chemical fertility control, which is the method used with the Assateague herd.
Call the Department of the Interior and leave a message for Secretary Bernhardt: (202) 208-3100, option 3.
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