Senate passes resolution supporting wild horses

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Updated: 4/18/2013 4:45 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Senate has passed a resolution expressing support for wild horses and burros.

Senate Joint Resolution 1 recognizes wild horses as living symbols of American Western heritage, as well as natural resources and cultural assets.

SJR1 also expresses support for wild horse and burro eco-sanctuaries, something supporters say could encourage rural tourism in the state.

Only Sens. Debbie Smith of Sparks and Ben Kieckhefer (KEE'-keh-fer) of Reno voted against the resolution.

It now goes to the Assembly.

 

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Melissa Maser - 4/24/2013 10:48 AM
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Thank You Senator!

Kramer - 4/21/2013 2:25 PM
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The Wild Horse and Burro Act already has this sentiment in it, it was passed to help manage these animals. The mere symbolic passage by the part-time legislators, without a meaningful initiative, only plays to the emotion and wrong-headed science expressed by several commenters. These animals are also a natural resource issue, one which was introduced by Europeans. The current clumsy approach to managing them doesn't eliminate the issue of their impacts, so perhaps a Disney-style solution is appropriate.

starlitdreams2 - 4/20/2013 5:24 PM
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UNITED NATIONS FOR ANIMALS APPLAUDS THE NEVADA SENATE FOR DOING A RIGHTEOUS, HUMANE THING IN HELPING THE AMERICAN WILD HORSES AND BURROS. WE HONOR YOU, SENATORS. PLEASE ASSIST US IN GETTING THESE PRO-HORSE LEGISLATIONS PASSED ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE. THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE SUFFERING HORSES.

HorseActivist - 4/20/2013 10:44 AM
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This is a really significant and important resolution to an issue that has the potential to further enhance tourism in Nevada. All of us owe everything to the horse. Without horses man would still be living in caves. None of their species, especially the wild horses, should be subjected to the horrible abuse and torture involved in ineffective stunning and conscious vivisection on commercial slaughter lines. These beautiful animals should be featured running freely in their natural environments to educate and attract the public to learn more about the animal responsible for all of man's development and advancement. Great job Senator Manendo and the other legislators who support the preservation and promotion of these animals as the West's true icons!

scarlettnjo - 4/20/2013 5:05 AM
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Thank you Senator Mark Manendo!

khemo - 4/20/2013 4:44 AM
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It is not SOOOOO insignificant when you see the millions wasted rounding them up and keeping them indefinitely in holding pens for no reason- oh wait, yeah that reason was to sell them to tom davis, the POS kill buyef.

monesmartgirl - 4/20/2013 2:57 AM
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It's insignificant to YOU,Paladin, but it's not to the millions of Americans that value wild horses for what they are... wild and free symbols of our western heritage! I commend the Nevada Senate for finally listening and doing what the majority of Nevadans wanted done.

Paladin - 4/19/2013 10:04 AM
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That's SOOOO insignificant. We are paying good tax dollars for them to sit in Carson City and do this?? Shameful. Our legislative system is broken at both the federal and state levels.

mjwilson - 4/19/2013 8:45 AM
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Thank you NV Senate!
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