Wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens has plans to save wild horses

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Madeleine Pickens
“Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, has plans to create a massive refuge for about 30,000 wild horses and burros to avoid having the federal government kill or sell the animals for financial reasons” read more from The Dallas Morning News… [photo is from The Dallas Morning News]

Wild Horses - Discover magazine...

“Madeleine Pickens, wife of the eccentric billionaire tycoon T. Boone Pickens, wants to ride to the rescue of a beleaguered national icon. The wild horses that have been an emblem of the wide-open American West for centuries more recently became a major headache for the federal government, which routinely removes some of the horses from 1o [sic] Western states to prevent overpopulation and protect grazing land. But as the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) holding facilities grew crowded, federal officials gingerly announced that they were considering a euthanasia program to cull the herds at their facilities and contain costs” read more from Discover magazine… [Wild horse photo is from Discover magazine’s website.]

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