Bureau of Land Management cancels wild horse and burro adoption/sales events

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States announces the cancellation of two wild horse and burro placement events in April in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting opportunities for public exposure.

The events were scheduled to occur April 24-25, 2020, in Carthage, Missouri, and Cullman, Alabama. These events have been cancelled in accordance with The President’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, issued March 16, 2020, in response to the national emergency declared to combat the virus.

While these events have been cancelled, wild horses and burros may be adopted or purchased any time through the BLM online corral: https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/ and may be available for pick-up at an event scheduled in the future.

Follow https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoption-and-sales/events for schedule updates.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Davida Carnahan for overall events information
Shayne Banks for the Alabama event
Martha Malik for the Missouri event