BLM Hosting Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Arkansas

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will be hosting a horse and burro adoption. More than 60 horses and a few burros will be available.

Animals will be available for viewing March 9, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Saline County Fairground, Benton, Ark. Adoptions will be held March 10, 2007 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and March 11, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

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.

Gentled wild horses in the United States are used for a variety of riding 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.

For more information visit the BLM web site at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.  

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