Wild Wild Horses
Dateline: January 9, 1999
For the third consecutive year, the Bureau of Land Management will make its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program available over the Internet. From January 13 - January 27, 1999, an online application will be available at the agency's Wild Horse and Burro Internet Adoption site.
Since 1973, over 140,000 wild horses and burros have been adopted by qualified families and individuals all over America.
BLM has overseen the protection and management of America's wild and free-roaming horses and burros on public land since December 15, 1971 with approval of The Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, (P.L. 92-195) which declares, in part...
"Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; (and) that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people ..."
Interested bidders can view the Adoption Gallery of available animals, read a very complete set of Questions and Answers, and check the Adoption Schedule of non-Internet BLM adoptions held across the US.
Please note that adoption is NOT an easy process and only those persons who can prove they can meet BLM's Requirements to Adopt are encouraged to apply. But as hard as adopting and caring for a wild horse or burro can be, the first two years of the BLM Internet Adoption program have produced many great success stories.
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