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Pig Ovaries Help Control The Wild Horse Population

November 19, 2019


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HI GUYS I’M CATIE WAYNE AND THIS IS ANIMALIST NEWS!
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR “THE WILD WEST”?
PROBABLY COWBOYS HERDING CATTLE ON THEIR TRUSTY STEEDS. OR MAYBE WILL SMITH IN THE 1999 BLOCKBUSTER
MOVIE WILD WILD WEST….ANYHOO WYOMING IS KNOWN FOR ITS POPULATION OF HORSES, BUT THERE
CAN SOMETIMES BE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING. FOR LOCALS, WILD HORSES HAVE BECOME PESTS
WHO OVERWHELM DESERTS AND COMPETE WITH CATTLE FOR GRASS.
UP UNTIL 1971, RANCHERS AND THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED THEIR POPULATION BY SHOOTING THEM
OR SENDING THEM TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES. HOWEVER, WHEN CONGRESS PASSED A LAW PROTECTING
WILD HORSES, WYOMING HAD TO GET CREATIVE. AT FIRST, THE STATE TRIED SHIPPING SOME OF
THE HORSES TO PERMANENT FARMS WHERE THEY COULD EITHER GET ADOPTED OR LIVE THE REST OF THEIR
LIVES, BUT THIS ANGERED HORSE ADVOCATES. PLUS, THE REMAINING HORSES WOULD STILL BREED
AND THE PROBLEM WOULD START ALL OVER AGAIN. TODAY, THE GOVERNMENT HAS OVER FIFTY THOUSAND
WILD HORSES IN CAPTIVITY WHICH COSTS FORTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, HOWEVER, RANCHERS
STILL WANT MORE HORSES REMOVED FROM WYOMING. RECENTLY, THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT HAS
BEGUN USING AN INNOVATIVE STRATEGY FOR CONTROLLING HORSE POPULATIONS.
A VACCINE MADE OF PIG OVARIES IS BEING SHOT INTO HORSES TO PREVENT THEM FROM REPRODUCING.
WHILE THE NUMBER OF NEWBORN HORSES HAS DECREASED FROM NEARLY FIFTY IN 2009 TO JUST SIXTEEN
IN 2013, SOME PEOPLE WORRY THAT HERDS ARE BECOMING SO AFRAID OF HUMANS THAT THEY WON’T
BE ABLE TO VACCINATE THEM EVERY YEAR. DO YOU GUYS THINK THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONTROL
HORSE POPULATIONS? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.
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BYE!

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