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USDA Reveals Heber Wild Horse Management Plan - Full Article

The proposed action plan calls for contraception, gelding, and removals to control the herd’s population.

Posted by Pat Raia | Feb 27, 2020

The USDA Forest Service recently revealed its proposed action plan to manage horses in Arizona’s Heber Wild Horse Territory, but some wild horse advocates believe the plan is not in the horses’ best interest.
Released on Feb. 14, the 47-page Heber Wild Horse Territory plan proposes managing herd growth by vaccinating wild mares with contraceptive porcine zona pellucida (PZP) and gelding wild stallions. The plan also calls for using removals to reduce the herd from its current population of approximately 250 horses to 50-104 animals.

As a result, some wild horse advocates believe the plan is more about decimating the Heber herd that it is about preserving it...

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