Confirmed victory

Governor: Keep Nevada's free-roaming horses on the land

This is a picture of Ava, our three-year-old friend who loves horses and wants to continue to grow up with wild horses. We all do, but the State of Nevada and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) frequently takes free-roaming horses off the land.

UPDATE: We have reason to celebrate, as both the BLM and the State of Nevada have recently announced changes to the way they sell horses to keep them out of slaughterhousesand we are very glad about that!

However, we also think the horses should be left on the land to continue their valuable role in the Nevada ecosystem instead of spending time in short- or long-term holding facilities at the taxpayer’s expense. Through years of experience and observation of wild herds, renowned wild horse ecologist, biologist and author, Craig Downer, believes wild horses should live on wildlife reserves and be allowed to get to a population that is determined by nature. Craig, along with other concerned people and wild horse organizations, want wild horses and burros preserved and protected and have the expertise to help accomplish this goal.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senate Committee on Natural Resources
  • Director, Nevada State Department of Agriculture
    James R. Barbee
  • Governor
    Brian Sandoval
  • Nevada Governor


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