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Too many horses and too little land even in the wide open spaces of the west right now.
The federal government saying it is running out of room for wild horses to Rome and finding its hands pretty much tied it when it comes to reducing their numbers.
Police here Acuna is keeping -- around that live from Denver police.
I -- and what's more not only use their shrinking space in the -- -- Range areas there's no more room left in captivity either so says the Bureau of Land Management it's a gigantic.
Math problem for the federal government.
There are more wild horses in holding facilities around 50000.
That there are out on the range -- estimated 37000.
In 1971 congress charged -- BLM with preserving these American icons in ten western states.
But the situation has reached near capacity.
If we don't managed improperly they're unique themselves from home.
And destroy the habitat that -- not only them but.
You know endangered species and from the plant -- species and moment -- One promising solution is the use of birth control drugs like PZP.
Injected into -- popular with some wild horse advocates.
Who want to BLM roundups of wild horses to end.
I don't think that's the most humane solution I think we need to be much more creative than that and we can be innovative and I think PCP is science -- humane solution.
That's also he ecologically and economically sound.
But that only works on a small number of hurts then there is adoption from the tens of thousands in -- and holding facilities.
Kathleen -- -- recently adopted her second mustang.
Think I'd like to go and do -- but mostly just that there's so so sound and strong.
Now adoption is a slow process and John only covers a fraction of the problem and if congress doesn't step in and right now there does appear to be a plan to do so it will continue to cost taxpayers.
About fifty million dollars a year to feed the horses that are currently in captivity John.
Well they are beautiful animals.
What -- what a controversy police -- opinion thank you.
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