March 12, 2014
Ford Motor Company has another mustang on its mind.
The auto maker says it will pony up 200-thousand dollars to spur
the adoption of older wild horses held in captivity.
It will pay qualified rescue groups 100 dollars for each older
horse purchased from the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees
the nation's wild horses roaming the West.
The agency runs an adoption program for horses younger than ten,
but few people are interested in older animals.
The B-L-M has more than eight-thousand wild horses for sale.
Each one costs the agency about 500 dollars a year to maintain.
Ford's offer could reduce the number of horses by two-thousand.
More than 30-thousand wild horses roam the West -- more than
half of them in Nevada.