McDonnell, Woehl, and Cope Join Wild Horse Advisory Board

Bureau of Land Management

Some research is needed on each of these new BLM board members to see what their stand really is. ~ HfH

From: The Horse

Bureau of Land ManagementThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture have made selections for the three open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, of West Chester, Pa., has been appointed for the category of wild horse and burro research; Fred T. Woehl, Jr., of Harrison, Ark., has been appointed for the category of public interest (with special knowledge of equine behavior); and Robert E. Cope, DVM, of Salmon, Idaho, has been appointed for the category of natural resources management. Each individual will serve a three-year term on the board.

McDonnell is clinical associate and adjunct professor of reproduction and behavior at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Also, as a certified applied animal behaviorist, she consults privately on equine behavior and welfare. McDonnell, who holds a PhD from the University of Delaware, co-edited the current leading academic book on horse behavior, titled The Domestic Horse: The Evolution, Development and Management of its Behaviour, published by Cambridge University Press.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes