BLM relies on adoption...
BLM puts focus on wild horse adoption Casper Star-Tribune, Feb. 06, 2005
"...That person will 'be asking some questions' of potential buyers, he said, but no specific questions have been outlined. Once a wild horse is sold, there will be no overseeing of its life, he said.
'We were told we cannot place those types of restrictions on it, because it is a private animal, he said.
He said the agency will look to animal groups to help place horses.
Patricia Fazio of the Wyoming Animal Network and past president of the Humane Federation of Wyoming said the new approach sounds better.
'That's one step in our direction, and I'm pleased with that,' she said. Still, she said there are a lot of unanswered questions.
'The problem is people can 'adopt' them then send them to slaughter,' Fazio said. 'I'm in favor of adoption, but I think it should be done the same way you adopt out a dog or a cat. If you do it properly, you do a home check. Make sure the person has never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor animal cruelty. More work needs to be done up front....'"