We wouldn't bring this to you on a Friday evening if it weren't important.
A bill introduced this week in the Nevada legislature would, if passed, prevent the humane management of the Virginia Range horses that we have worked to secure over the past two years. Instead of humane management, Assembly Bill 431 (AB431
) would lead to the wholesale removal and disposal of these historic horses, who fall under the state's management.
PLEASE take a moment to send a message to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, which will hear this bill next Thursday, April 3, 2015.
Currently, AWHPC is working with State of Nevada and local wild horse advocacy groups to humanely manage the Virginia Range mustangs. We have worked on this win-win, public-private partnership for two long years. AB461 would replace that humane management partnership with removals, sales to slaughter auction, and the potential gelding and spaying of horses on the range.
Your voice as a past or potential tourist is important. Nevada relies on the tourism industry -- the state should not pass a bill that will tarnish their image. Please take action tonight.
Thank you for caring about wild horses and burros,
- The AWHPC Team