Managing Mustangs

English: Wild horses run through Tule Valley, ...
English: Wild horses run through Tule Valley, Utah. Notch Peak and the House Range in background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Bureau of Land Management carries out a number of tasks, including managing wild horses and burros, each a living legend, as the Bureau’s Wild Horse and Burro Program website suggests.

The National Academy of Sciences released a report today to help guide the Bureau’s management of the program going forward.  The Bureau requested the report.  Apparently, the program is in need of reform.  The Bureau announced new policies in February meant “to strengthen the humane treatment of animals and increase public transparency.”

Public transparency — I didn’t even know that there was a Wild Horse and Burro Program to be transparent.  There is one, though, and it has an adoption program that allows people to help take care of the animals.  People can care for a horse and eventually take ownership of one, and or they can simply donate cash to support the program.  This summer, mustang enthusiasts can even visit a privately-owned ecosanctuary near Laramie, Wyoming that houses 227 wild horses.

 

 

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