Monday, October 24, 2005

Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption from Department of Interior at Kentucky Location Nov. 4-6

10/24/2005 6:00:00 AM


To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Bill Davenport of the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States, 703-440-1720

News Advisory:

WHAT: Wild horse and burro adoption, where more than 100 horses and burros will be available for adoption.

WHO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States

WHERE: Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, Kentucky

WHEN: Animals arrive for viewing November 4, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adoptions November 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November 6 from 8 a.m. to noon

WHY: To help maintain an ecological balance on western rangelands, and preserve mustangs as 'living legends.' BLM gathers some horses and burros each year to control the population and offers them to qualified individuals for adoption.

DETAILS: Gentled wild horses in the United States are being used for trail riding, dressage, western events, and other disciplines. They are noted for their endurance, sure-footedness and intelligence. Burros are great companion animals and are sometimes used by farmers for predator control.

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