American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en BLM Seeks New Horse Contraceptive Methods http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-seeks-new-horse-contraceptive-methods <p>The Bureau of Land Management is asking for nearly $3 million to spend on research into birth control for wild horses.</p><p>Population growth has made it difficult to manage wild horses, and currently the agency removes horses from public lands in order to maintain an adequate population.</p><p>A study by the National Research Council last year concluded that the current practice is flawed, and that the BLM should use birth control instead. But BLM spokesman Tom Gorey says the agency isn’t happy with the drug that’s available.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:56:04 +0000 Willow Belden 56464 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org