New law allows wild horse management agreements

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/18/2013 12:45 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Wild horse advocates are celebrating a newfound ability to help manage wild horses in the Silver State.

Advocates gathered Monday with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during a signing ceremony for AB264.

The new law allows agreements between the state and advocacy groups to humanely manage wild animals on state lands — namely, the wild horses in the Virginia Range outside Reno.

The state cannot make decisions about herds on federal land.

The bill also imposes a gross misdemeanor penalty on people who feed or take feral or estray livestock. Wildlife experts say feeding the animals can attract them to unsafe situations such as near major roads.

Nevada law previously prohibited such feeding but there was no penalty.

Sandoval officially signed the wild horse management bill June 2.

 

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.