[teaser]The following article is a post from the Youths’ Equine Alliance.[/teaser]
It was only a year ago that I adopted Rocky and he started serving as our ambassador at YEA! and for such a little guy, he sure has inspired a LOT of love!
The reason why we are so anxious to find adopters for all the BLM horses is because of the #MustangExodus which we began in January. We set a deadline to find adopters for all the horses and burros by April.
Since my last post we have reduced the number of adopters we want to find because many of the horses in long-term holding are not available for adoption. That means that once they go to long-term holding they have reached a “point of no return.”
There are horses dying in holding. Some of the reports are disturbing with causes of death such as “unknown” and “broken neck.” That is the urgency. I don’t want anymore horses to die in holding pens.
Last update I mentioned an organization with ranching ties (NACO) that is asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) here in Nevada to destroy many wild horses and burros. Click here for more information on who is proposing mass destruction of horses and which advocates have filed to intervene follow.
So far we have 50 adopters; our goal is now 5,750.