Saying goodbye to another summer evening on Green Mountain.
Holding on tightly to the memory. To one more treasured day spent with the wildest horses I know.
Because after this summer, most of them will be taken away. Bands will be split apart. Foals will be separated from their mothers. Stallions will be jammed in a pen together. And it's unessesary.
In an instant they will lose their families and their freedom.
All because of cows. For the profit of ranchers.
And because the BLM won't make an effort to manage them like they're suppose to,
Some herds have been successfully managed by the use of a birth control vaccine called PZP. With a darting gun, pellets are shot into the haunches of wild mares.
Dart guns instead of helicopters.
"PZP, long used on large zoo animals and wildlife species, has proven a success in controlling horse numbers with BLM-managed herds in the Pryor Mountains of Montana and Little Book Cliffs of Colorado, according to Jay Kirkpatrick, the veterinarian who developed the vaccine in the 1970s."
If you're interested in reading more about this, here is a link:
It's very interesting, a better solution and extremely important, especially right now.
We must get involved. We've got to be vocal!
I'm so happy to tell you that I will be going to Montana to take part in a three day class to become certified to dart wild horses. I will do whatever I can for the good of America's mustangs. A friend told me it's my destiny.
I believe she's right.