The booming wild mustang population in the West has led the Bureau of Land Management to offer citizens $1,000 to adopt a wild horse.
Gus Warr of the BLM reports that more than 88,000 wild horses roam the United States. That total is much more than the land can sustain, a total that Warr estimates at about 27,000, according to Las Vegas television station KLAS.
Those consequences lead to overgrazed land and starving horses. That’s why BLM rounds up thousands of horses each year.
Additionally, the Humane Society and Wild Horse campaign say that roundups can be dangerous. It can leave some horses injured or dead or they might be adopted and illegally sold for slaughter.
This issue leads to larger problems — including starving horses.
To remedy that problem, the BLM has developed an adoption incentive program, allowing qualified adopters to adopt an eligible wild horse or burro, according to BLM.gov.
Those adopters who meet the requirements will be awarded $500 within 60 days of the adoption of a wild horse or burro and an additional $500 within 60 days of titling.
The BLM charges a $25 adoption fee, due at the time of the transaction.
For more information on this unique program, click at their website.
There is a $25 adoption fee, due at the time of adoption. For more information, check out their website.
So would you be willing to provide a home for one of these horses?