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    Re: [RC] wild horses - Deblyons54

    In a message dated 12/17/2002 5:37:00 PM Mountain Standard Time, ridecamp-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

    While slaughter is not an alternative that appeals to our hearts, and many
    say that is unthinkable, but is it better to pay to keep them, adopt them
    out to just anyone who has the adoption fee and a pen to keep them.  I
    believe that in these cases, we should think with our heads and not our

    I don't understand why this program isn't managed through sterilization or birth control instead of what is being done now. The cost would have to be less. I know there are many wonderful stories of Mustangs that have been adopted but all the successful stories that I know of personally were with horses under 1 year old. The majority of stories are a disaster; people wanting a cheap horse for their kids, people wanting cheap horses even though they don't have a clue how to handle a horse period, people wanting cheap horses with very inadequate facilities. I have had horses my entire life and would pale at adopting an adult horse off the range. Who do I write to try to get the current program changed?