Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why do we even have to ask?

Below is part of a Horseback article on the status of Long Term Holding Pastures in Oklahoma which is in the middle of the area most impacted by the worst drought in decades.

BLM Will Not Move Captive Oklahoma Mustangs Despite New Dust Bowl Threat

By Steven Long
1935 WPA Dust Bowl Photo, Library of Congress
HOUSTON, (Horseback) – Little has changed in the federal Bureau of Land Management’s handling of wild horses under its Wild Horse and Burro Program, this in spite of the worst drought affecting Midwestern states since the dust bowl of the 1930s. What’s more, nothing will change, despite a threat from nature that could put thousands of animals in jeopardy.
Asked by Horseback if the BLM was making any special arrangements to move wild horses held captive in giant pastures in Oklahoma and Kansas, national BLM spokesman Tom Gorey responded:
“Despite the current drought conditions in the Midwest, wild horses on long-term pastures continue to thrive,” he said. “If current weather conditions do not change, pasture contractors may have to begin supplemental feeding earlier than normal.  Therefore, these wild horses will have the advantage of having someone that can address their immediate needs.”

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