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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Librarians' Wishes Are Horses

photos by Cat Kindsfather
Library budgets slashed! Librarians fired! Libraries closed!

As a mother, writer and reader, these decisions make me heart sore and angry.
One of the reasons I bought my house is because it's a short walk down a dirt road and across the street to the nearest library; it's now open 10 hours a week.

Although there's not enough money for libraries, America's wild horses are pursued in multi-million dollar helicopter roundups, then confined in dirty, deadly feedlot style corrals.

The price to catch and process ONE horse -- $3,000

Proposed budget increase to BLM's wild horse program -- $12 million

Price of buying new lands to put Western mustangs on-- $42 million dollars

Most taxpayers would rather see these funds spent on books, librarians, and the improved future of children.
Librarians: what could YOU do with a few wild horses worth of Federal funding?

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