Thursday, April 15, 2010
Librarians' Wishes Are Horses
photos by Cat KindsfatherLibrary 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 -- $3,000Proposed budget increase to BLM's wild horse program -- $12 millionPrice 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?
Labels: budget, federal funds, libraries, mustangs, wild horses
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Terri Farley @ 11:20 PM
This is so sad.
I've been really worried about libraries, too.
The horse tragedy is even worse. We have horses and they're as much our pets as the dogs and cats.
Hope things improve soon.
yeah; enough money to round up wild mustangs and leave empty land
but not enuf to pay a Librarian !