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The Wild Horses of Alberta Society is in the first year of a five-year pilot project to use a contraceptive 
vaccine to control the province’s population of wild horses, which numbers around 850.

WHOAS reining in wild horse numbers

Olds charity is using dart guns to administer a contraceptive 
vaccine that greatly reduces a mare’s chance of getting pregnant

An Alberta group is trying to rein in the province’s wild horse population and forever end a controversial cull of the feral horses. The Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS) has just completed the first year of a five-year pilot contraception and field monitoring program, a first of its kind in Canada. The provincial government […] Read more

A family of three horses was captured using Bryn Thiessen’s permit. These horses are being gentled, in the hopes that they will be adopted in the future.

Wild horse capture over, but opponents vow to fight on

No decisions made about contraception program to reduce horse numbers or cull in 2015

The wild horse cull has ended, but not the controversy. Just 15 horses were captured — a small fraction of the 196 allowed under permits issued by the province. This year’s short season was likely a factor, said a government spokesperson. Legislation allows the capture season to run from Nov. 1 to March 1, but […] Read more