February 19, 2012 – PZP Approved By EPA

This past week, there was some exciting news with the Environmental Protection Agency approving the use of PZP on horses. I’d highly recommend reading this story at the Billings Gazette on this decision:

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/epa-approves-horse-contraceptive-produced-by-local-nonprofit/article_b2d20e87-ab58-50fb-819b-d4b7a875ec98.html?mode=story

 

 

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  1. I saw that news article. but don’t under stand how it will affect the horses or be any different for the wild herds, as they BLM has already been suing it on all the wild herds they have been gathering?
    HSUS still owns the patent and will still charge 500 dollars a dose won’t they?

  2. Am I correct in understanding that the “news” about this is that ithe PZP is being produced “LOCALLY”, at the Science and Conservation Center at ZooMontana?

    I’m very happy for Dr. Kirkpatrick and his staff, especially since he is one of the Pryor Mountain Mustangs’ earliest and staunchest supporters. His early recognition of their primitive characteristics and bloodlines no doubt were very instrumental in the PMWWHRange becoming a reality.

    I’m of the opinion that if we have to do SOMETHING, birth control is about the best option. The fact that it’s effects are reversible in time, in most cases, is a big plus in my estimation. Of course, the ideal situation would be to have the size and condition of the range be capable of supporting about 200 of these horses, thus pretty much guaranteeing unthreatened gentic viability.

    But, I guess the size of the Range ever increasing is not likely as long as we keep eating beef, and the ranchers keep renting our public lands for cattle grazing for such bargain rates—$1.35 per head/per month.


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