Bless the BLM for all the brainpower that comes up with these brilliant ideas. Ignore the budget, pay a bunch of people to round up wild horses, throw in a few helicopters, haul the horses to holding pens where they are crammed together with no shelter, then turn the land over to welfare ranchers for $1.35 an acre. Doesn’t end there. Find some good ol’boys with a bunch of land and pay them to house the wild horses.
So initially the horses cost us nothing, but now we pay ranchers to care for them and lease the once free range to other ranchers at a loss?
The welfare ranchers of America appreciate all the tax paying citizens. Together with the BLM, they work hard to create a problem where there is none and provide an answer so they all can take home some of your money.
From: The Horse
Proposals will be accepted from the following states through April 22: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.
One or more off-range pasture contracts will be awarded and each must accommodate a minimum of 100 wild horses. The contractor must provide humane care for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for a four-year or nine-year period.