Mesa Legend: SRWHMG Article
Covid19 has caused a drop in donations while extreme drought has caused a greater need for feed. Thank you Mesa legend for this article!
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The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) has had an eventful year. The successful results of a darted Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) fertility control program were gathered for the first time in 2020 while SRWHMG also experienced 30-40% drop in donations during the coronavirus.
Every cent of donations for the nonprofit go toward their feeding, rescuing, fencing, and birth control programs.
“Humane birth control is the solution to roundups,” said founder and President of SRWHMG, Simone Netherlands. PZP is safe for mares, doesn’t affect their hormones and is safe for predators in case the mare dies. Certified darters administer the darts from 20 yards away. The dart releases 10 to 13 seconds after PZP has been injected into the muscle.
“We would’ve had 130 babies this year, and we only had 15,” Netherlands said.
The success of SRWHMG’s fertility program is cut short by the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It lost approximately 30% of its donations during the pandemic, significantly decreasing the money going to the horses….
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Author: Allison Cripe