Call To Action For The Pryor Herd.

Niabrara
Niabrara

Wild in the Pryors is asking that you submit your comments before September 6, 2013 in regards to the recently released  Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Fertility Control Modification Preliminary Environmental Assessment August 2013 (DOI-BLM-MT-0010-2013- 0034-EA).

Nye
Nye

Nye and Niabrara will be yearlings in the spring of 2014.  They could be given PZP treatment this next spring if the proposed Modification takes effect.  They would be treated at the age of 1, 2, 3, and 4 until they move into the 5-10 age range where, with the current Fertility Plan, treatment stops. The questions arise, “How many years can PZP be administered without causing irreversible infertility?” and “Will their response be similar to other Pryor fillies who were treated at a very young age and faced infertility problems?” 

Aurora, age 13.  Was given PZP as a yearling and has never had a foal.
Aurora, age 13. Was given PZP as a yearling and has never had a foal.

Manuelita picture below will be given her first PZP treatment this fall if it takes effect.

Manuelita
Manuelita.  Will she ever be able to conceive?

Comments are due by September 6, 2013.

We ask that you send your comment to:
Jim Sparks, Field Manager
BLM Billings Field Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

Your comment should be polite and to the point.  We would like you to ask  that the current PZP program remain in effect and no changes be made to the current program. 

Please make your comment short and to the point.

Start your comment with this reference:

I am writing in regard to the Bureau of Land Management’s recently released Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Fertility Control Modification Preliminary Environmental Assessment August 2013 (DOI-BLM-MT-0010-2013-0034-EA). 

Nye and Galena, August 2013
Nye and Galena, August 2013

Long-term herd sustainability should be a primary management goal for the Pryor Mountain wild horses.

 “Removing females even temporarily from the breeding pool is likely to reduce the effective population size and genetic diversity of the population.” (p. 125 of the National Science Academy report.)

Mercuria and Morgana, August 2013.  Will they become sterile?
Yearlings Mercuria and Morgana, August 2013. Will they become sterile?

Please send your comments in today.  You can read more on this proposal by clicking on PZP.  You can read the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center’s letter regarding this proposal by clicking on PMWMC.

Thank you.

Sandy

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell

 

4 thoughts on “Call To Action For The Pryor Herd.

  1. I appreciate all of the input there has been from various blogs, websites, facebook, etc. I think great ideas often come from everyone discussing a situation and often a person may express a point or idea that someone else hasn’t thought of. And since everyone has their own unique viewpoint I think it can lead to a better understanding of a proposal and the options. I will definitely be submitting my own letter regarding this proposal.
    On a side note, I adore that picture of Niobrara! I think that’s my favorite I’ve seen taken of her all summer! 🙂

  2. Thank you ‘Sandy for all of the information posted above!
    I must make a note and say how healthy all of the horses are looking this year.
    There is NO over-population problem here. The water catchments are
    having positive effects and spreading the horses out to area’s where they previously had not grazed before. This is proof that there are other ways of managing this herd without extreme and un-natural measures!

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