Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Apparently YOU don't know how the BLM works. Mustangs are branded and released.
They are? Since when? What would be the point in doing that?
Yes, they are branded but not released again. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/dea...mustang-herds/ Thousands penned in
About another 30,000 horses are in holding facilities, where most are made available for adoption. But those deemed too old or otherwise unadoptable are sent to long-term holding facilities to live out their lives — some for 15 to 20 years.
The board will consider the alternatives at its next meeting in September.
Last year about $22 million of the entire horse program's $39 million budget was spent on holding horses in agency pens. Next year the costs are projected to grow to $26 million with an overall budget that is being trimmed to $37 million, Bisson said.
"We have a responsibility to balance the budget, so we are going to have to make some tough choices," Bisson said.
Bonnie Matton, president of the Wild Horse Preservation League, said she wasn't surprised by the agency's