Local animal rights advocates hold "Gimme Shelter or Set Me Free" Rally

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Updated: 7/21/2013 5:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – A march was held near the Carson City Legislature for Nevada's wild horses Saturday morning.

The "Gimme Shelter or Set Me Free" rally is hoped to help the wild mustangs and burros being held captive at Palomino Valley and the BLM facilities.

Dozens showed up to ask for improvements to the conditions the wild horses are being held in.

Advocates say that with our heat wave in the triple-digits captive wild horses are at risk of heatstroke and death because they have no shade in the facilities they are kept in.

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Mustang Man - 7/25/2013 2:01 PM
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LIttle known fact but since most "horse" people dont know much of their horses anyway. Wild hroses are used to moving 15-20 miles a day. Horses may stay in the sun BUT they are extremely well attuned to tempatures and will move, sometimes miles, to find a few degrees cooler area or a slight breeze plus the moving alows them to shed heat through the heat transfer process ,I.E. exercise. Horses held in small pens for the amount of bodies per foot like the BLM's do not allow for these natural movements and relocations, not to mention the hell hole location that BLM placed this facility at.

suesista - 7/22/2013 2:21 AM
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It's difficult to understand someone who is against providing shade shelters for Nevada's captured wild horses.

BinaryXtreme - 7/21/2013 10:03 AM
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Characteristics of horses show heat tolerance over time but horses exposed to long patches in severe heat are prone to weakened immune systems and live shorter lives. Many wild horse deaths are as a direct result of extreme heat. KD s right of the fact that her horse can choose to stand a lot in open heat by choice but, she obviously keeps good care of her horse with proper amounts of water and food. Many horses do not have that luxury and cannot stand the heat as well.

KDCox - 7/20/2013 10:22 PM
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Even in the triple digit heat, my backyard horse chooses to stand out in the hot sun instead of the large, shaded shelter with misters that is provided. I notice this to be the case with most backyard horses I observe, as I drive through the Spanish Springs area where I live. I think it would be a total waste of money to require the holding facility to provide shade structures. Are we next going to require this of every horse owner? Shade structures may make people feel better, but will not be used by the horses!

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