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Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States to Hold Wild Horse and Burro Adoption, June 22-24

SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States:

Who: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land

Management-Eastern States

What: Wild horse and burro adoption where more than 60 horses and a

few burros will be available for adoption

When: Animals arrive for viewing June 22, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00

p.m.

Adoptions June 23, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. and June 24,

2007 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Where: Sedalia, Missouri. Missouri State Fairgrounds,

2503 West 16th Street

Directions: From Kansas City go east on I-70 for approximately 76 miles to

US 65; go south on US 65 for approximately 19 miles and look

for the fairground signs. From St. Louis go west on I-70 for

approximately 173 miles; go south on US 65 for approximately

19 miles and look for the fairground signs.

For more specific directions visit: http://www.mostatefair.com/

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.

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.



For more information, please call 1-800-293-1781 or contact Bill Davenport, Office of External Affairs, at (703) 440-1720.

Website: http://www.es.blm.gov

 

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