Blog: Dave LeggettWild mustangs get reprieve

Dave Leggett | 26 April 2005

This has to be one of the oddest press releases to come out of the Dearborn PR office. Looks like a bunch of unfortunate 'wild' mustangs were about to be processed into dog food and glue before - I assume - Ford's chequebook rescued the day. Hurrah for Ford! But what next? If anyone at Ford is approached in the near future by Ford senior management for possible secondment to a special task force or special project concerning 'mustangs', they may get a little more than they bargain for!



NOTE TO EDITOR: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program asked Ford Motor Company to intercede to prevent the slaughter of dozens of wild mustangs that had been re-sold and sent to a processing facility. The following statement is from Tim O’Brien, vice president, Corporate Relations – Ford Motor Company:

Dearborn, Mich., April 25 – "The wild mustang has been an inspiration for Ford Motor Company for decades. It saddened us to learn that many wild horses are in jeopardy, and it was an easy decision to help when asked by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. We are working with this federal government agency to investigate a way to sustain these horses that are such an integral part of American lore and tradition. We hope to work together to develop a broader plan that provides safeguards for the wild mustangs’ continued protection."


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