The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
I’m writing you today on-the-ground in Nevada where community organizations have been protesting outside the Governor’s office.
As you know, our organization was working with the the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, humane wild horse management program. Two weeks ago, it was abruptly halted. We know our opponents prefer slaughter to seeing success in humane birth control.
Help us fight back. ADD YOUR NAME —> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Tourism drives Nevada’s economy and we are the tourists who urge you to put science over politics. Keep humane wild horse management.
It’s not too late to save this incredible program. Today, we’re presenting the results of the first year of humane birth control program. The results are overwhelmingly positive: at no cost to taxpayers, our partnership built a database of 2,700 Virginia Range horses, we prevented more than 146 births in 2017 using humane birth control, and we project more than 200 births will be prevented in 2018.
There is no reason to halt this program. Earlier this year, the NDA Director noted how pleased he was with the program. The National Academy of Sciences recommends humane birth control. And our results in the field are validating that recommendation.
Keep up the fight. With your help, we are optimistic about resuming work with the NDA to allow this very successful public-private partnership to continue.