Monday, August 10, 2009

Picken's Rescue Plan in Peril

Madeleine Pickens continues to fight for wild horses despite setbacks.

Last fall when the BLM announced it would consider euthanizing the nearly 30, 000 wild horses at its various holding facilities, wild horse advocates scrambled for solutions.

To date, the most promising plan is one proposed by Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas oil billionaire, T. Boone Pickens. Her solution includes the private purchase of nearly one million acres of land in Nevada, and would save the taxpayers millions of dollars.

The BLM countered with two new options, and has subsequently created a real catch-22 for the Pickens' Plan. Please read the details in the very informative article by Nancy Cole, Publisher of The Equestrian News, a newspaper "Uniting Southern California's Horsepower."

(Madeleine Pickens is pictured here at a fundraiser at the Del Mar Country Club in June 2009 with yours truly - P.S. I'm the redhead :)

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