Excellent analogy. Could not agree with you more. It is truly unconscionable for this drug to be administered to animals that are already very compromised. The sad reality is that they are considered “vermin” and have been listed as “feral” and listed as such under “invasive species.” So it makes perfect sense that they would want to administer a drug that truly has not been thoroughly researched and tested, to an animal that they are determined to see wiped out completely. Sad beyond words that advocates cannot see the trees for the forest.
“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”
― Plato, The Republic
We have several situations ongoing between those who disfavor PZP, and those who favor PZP, within Horse Advocacy and sound Ecological Practices. So let’s start with an often quoted situation – From the East Coast and Assateague. This brought to light after perusing those scientists involved in the also often quoted NRC paper from the National Academy of Science, or as many legitimate research scientists phrase it — AKA Bogus Science and Profiteering Stampeding Their Way into Wild Horse Country!
What we are finding is the scientists involved, most of them, academic and from CPSU units within a college environment, directly attached to government grants on a consistent basis, and most at colleges that cater to ranching and Big AG agriculture support dynamics, did have conflict of interest motives –…
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