Originally Posted by alteredchances
Mustangs are an invasive species. Without roundups and adoptions, they will destroy the environment (eat all the grass, starving other creatures, in turn starving predators that are smart enough not to mess with a horse, etc). How do they plan on fixing that. The irritating thing is right around the time I get the money and resources to fulfil my dream of adopting a mustang, the government shut down. Seriously, the chances of that? Story of my life.
Predators won't go after horses? You're very wrong about that. Coyotes will take foals, and wolves and mountain lions will take both young and old.
Yes, the feral horses are an invasive species, but the few that are actually adopted make very little headway in solving the environmental impact they have on the ecosystem.
As far as your rant about your luck, just how long do you think the furlough is going to last? If a few weeks means the difference between you adopting a mustang or not, then you apparently don't truly have the funds or resources.
There are real people out there wondering how they're going to pay their bills, and you're throwing a temper tantrum because you can't have what you want when you want it. Unbelievable.