A new bill currently sitting in the Nevada Senate, AB 329, aims to strip wild horses and burros of their federal protections under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act by removing them from the definition of "wildlife" and denying them their basic rights to water.
Nevada's horses already face cruel helicopter roundups, sterilization and slaughter. If AB 329 passes, these animals would no longer be entitled to water on public lands.
AB 329 is largely supported by cattle ranchers who want nothing more than to force wild horses and burros off public lands in order to maximize their own profits.
Tell the Nevada Senate Natural Resources Committee not to discriminate against wild horses and burros. Tell them they are just like any other animal and shouldn't be denied water. Sign the petition today to oppose AB 329.
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AB 329 aims to strip wild horses and burros of their federal protections under the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act by removing them from the definition of "wildlife" and denying them their basic rights to water.
Wild horses and burros are one of Nevada's last remaining natural resources and are a national icon. If AB 329 passes, the legislation could force wild horses and burros from public lands.
Nevada's horses are already fenced off from many sources of water. They are rounded up by helicopter and sterilized or killed. Please do not add to their harassment by denying them access to water on public land.
Wild horses and burros are no different from other wildlife and are entitled to the same rights. I urge you not to discriminate against horses and burros and use your power to protect and preserve these graceful animals.
Please oppose AB 329. Thank you.