The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially registered the first contraceptive vaccine for horses after more than two decades of trial and study. The registration was sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
“This welcome announcement marks a watershed in the humane management of wild animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS. “This is a win-win-win-good for horses, good for wildlands management, and good for taxpayers. Expanding the use of this proven contraceptive should lead to a significant reduction in wild horse gathering, relocation, and … pasturing in long term holding facilities.”