BLM-Eastern States to Offer Wild Horse, Burro Adoption April 22 to 24
Contact: Bill Davenport of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States, 703-440-1720, Web: http://www.es.blm.gov
WHO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States
WHAT: Wild horse and burro adoption where more than 100 horses and burros will be available for adoption.
WHEN: Animals arrive for viewing April 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adoptions April 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 24 from 8 a.m. to Noon
WHERE: University of Tennessee -- Martin Livestock Center in Martin, Tenn.
WHY: To help maintain an ecological balance on western rangelands, and preserve mustangs as "living legends." BLM gathers some horses and burros each year to control the population and offers them to qualified individuals for adoption.
Gentled wild horses in the United States are being used for trail riding, dressage, western events, and other disciplines. They are noted for their endurance, sure-footedness and intelligence. Burros are great companion animals and are s ometimes used by farmers for predator control.
For more information, please contact Bill Davenport, Office of External Affairs, at 703-440-1720.