Save the Wild Horse
  • Petitioned Nevada Governor

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Nevada Governor
Nevada State Senate

Save the Wild Horse

    1. Petition by

      Friends of Animals

Assembly Bill 329, a Nevada bill that would remove wild horses and burros from the definition of wildlife, is now up for consideration.

Wildlife habitat is among the standard categories that water managers use to describe a beneficial use of water. If wild horses are not considered wildlife, the idea is that water will not be appropriated for these animals.

In a November 2010 draft letter to the State Engineer, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, which claims to be officially neutral on this issue, states:

“The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners would strenuously object to any attempt to assign a form of beneficial use of Nevada water for these federally owned animals and we find that it would be entirely appropriate for the State of Nevada instruct the federal agencies to remove any federal animals that are using water in violation of Nevada Law.”

So this targets horses drinking today.

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    • Anne Desrochers MANCHESTER, NH
      • over 3 years ago

      There are soo many things in life that are changing with what they call progress. Progress on the other hand should benefit not only those that enacted it, but those that it will effect. Animals, no matter if they are wild or tame should benefit from any and all actions that we take, whether in the name of progress or just living. Life cannot be sustained if it doesn't have water. Water is one of the key elements not only in our life but in the life of all creatures. Thereby, wild horses and any other creatures or animals should be treated with respect.

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    • Kim Perrin OGDEN, UT
      • over 3 years ago

      When all habitat is gone, then what? Prime places to work and live are areas that are near wildlife, and can be used to get away from other people. Observing, photographing or just simply being in natural areas are a required part of mental health for many. Once it is gone, it is nearly impossible to get back.

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    • Diane Haines WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      God created these animals and provided the water for them to drink. Do not take it away from them. In doing so your are doing a displeasure to God. Burros also. God created wildlife for a purpose. Protect it.

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    • Shaylen Snarski CLINTON TWP., MI
      • over 3 years ago

      How can you people decide a wild animal is not wild??? Do the horses live in a barn, fed by human owners and watered and groomed by them? NO They are wild and have more right to this land than us as they were here long before we were, unless you're Native American, but they don't believe in raping the earth so I'm sure that's not the case. How low can you get to deprive a beautiful intelligent creature of WATER..... think, for one moment, have the SLIGHTEST bit of empathy, and think of their thirsty bodies caring for their thirsty babies, young and helpless, and without the one thing NO creature should be deprived of, all because you sit their in your comfortable chairs with your bottled water and whatever other beverages you might want at hand, and decide this LIFE doesn't matter..... All life matters, you respect ALL life, or NO LIFE at all.... And to do this to an animal that has helped man all throughout history.... it really shows the gratitude and humbleness of man.... well you do this, and you are just another one of the most disgusting things on this earth, and you always will be....

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    • monica ghoodjani TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      They are living breathing aimals with a beating heart and the same nervous system as humans. Why on earth are we treating them like dirt? When will your dead brains ever realise how cruel we are becoming as a human race?

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