At the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, Jay Kirkpatrick and his team manufacture and distribute a contraceptive vaccine used in wildlife and horses — and train people to administer it. Kirkpatrick praises the panel’s report, and says its conclusions are long overdue. We’ll talk with him and with Oregon’s wild horse manager to find out what the situation is like here.
What is your experience with horses? How do you think wild horse populations should be controlled? Do you have any questions about using contraception as the primary means for population control?
- Rob Sharp: Wild horse & burro program manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon
- Jay Fitzpatrick: Director of the Science and Conservation Center