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Nevada Wild Horse Advocates Meet in Las Vegas

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Several organizations are meeting in Las Vegas to discuss expanding wild horse adoptions.

As of now, officials are spending $20 million per year holding animals in the BLM Wild Horse Program. Officials say it's a huge expense and in order to cut down, they need to increase the number of horses that get adopted.

Don Glenn, BLM Wild Horse & Burrow Program said, "Five to six thousand right now, if we can increase it even by a thousand animals per year it would be a huge benefit to us."

"The problem is it is expensive to maintain them in the long-term holding facilities. Our focus here in our foundation is to devise ways to increase the adoption process," says John Falen, a Northern Nevada rancher.

No decisions were made at Thursday's meeting.

The goal was to try and drum up new ideas. Another meeting is scheduled in Las Vegas next week.

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