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$78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

From Fund for Horses
May 2022

These are your taxpayer dollars at work conducting unnecessary roundups which result in long-term holding expenses. Wild horses belong in the wild, free from human interference.

NOTE from All-Creatures: NEVER forget that these Horses are brutally rounded up to satisfy the meat industries...

captured wild Horses
Former "Wild Horses" now stuck in BLM holding pen... Image from American Wild Horse Campaign

CBS Channel 4 Denver article:

In 2021, it cost $78 million in federal taxpayer money to care for nearly 60,000 wild horses and burros that were rounded up out of the wild and moved into holding facilities run by the Bureau of Land Management. Some horse advocates say thatís a waste of taxpayer dollars, but the BLM says itís a necessary expense.Ē

[Well, they would, wouldnít they.]

The federal government owns roughly 640 million acres, about 28% of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States.

Remember. These are your taxpayer dollars at work conducting unnecessary roundups which result in long-term holding expenses. Wild horses belong in the wild, free from human interference.sz

Here is more from the CBS Channel 4 Denver article:

When the BLM rounds up horses out of the wild, they are sent to short-term holding facilities, like the one in CaŮon City in southern Colorado.

From there, many horses are adopted, but those that arenít are sent to long-term holdings, like Haythornís ranch.

His ranch holds horses that have been rounded up from Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, and Wyoming.

Haythornís family has been ranching in Nebraska since the 1800s. He used to ranch cattle but applied for a wild horse contract a few years ago as it became more difficult to make ends meet.

Now heís been under contract for nearly two years, receiving $1 million a year from the feds, and says itís been a ďgodsend.Ē

UNQUOTE

ď$1 million a year from the feds.Ē Nice, isnít it?


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