The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
Earlier this year our team captured these images of Sage, a wild mare from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon.
Sage lived her life amidst the sagebrush, junipers and wide-open spaces of Oregon’s high desert. But then, on October 3, 2018, the helicopters descended.
She was captured along with hundreds of other wild horses and put in a small holding pen – set to become a subject of a gruesome, invasive, and potentially fatal BLM sterilization experiment.*
Our lawsuit saved Sage and 224 other wild mares from the brutal sterilization experiments that the BLM had planned. But now we’re fighting to get her and her herd back to the range, after BLM removed 100% of them in the October roundup.
This year, we filed seven lawsuits to defend the freedom, safety and welfare of wild horses like Sage. Our litigation has been highly successful, but it’s not cheap.
Please support our work to help us help wild horses like Sage be safe, wild and free in 2019. All contributions are tax deductible and are being matched up to $100,000 through December 31, so you can double your impact by making a gift today!
Brieanah Schwartz, Esq., AWHC Government Relations & Policy Counsel
*WARNING: GRAPHIC DETAIL: An “ovariectomy via colpotomy” involves a veterinarian making an incision in a mare’s vaginal wall, placing their hand and arm through the vagina into the abdominal cavity, manually (and blindly) locating the ovaries, and then severing them with a rod-like chain tool known as an “ecraseur.”