Hello Palomino, May 20, 2011
Good News! Nevada Senate Committee Rejects Bill That Would Have Denied Wild Horses & Burros Access to WaterThanks to Your Help - Anti-Mustang Bill is Not Passed!
You did it! This afternoon, Friday, May 20, 2011, the Nevada Senate Natural Resources Committee declined to vote in favor of potentially devastating legislation, which, if passed, could have cut off wild horses and burros from water on all lands in Nevada. The Committee instead sent Assembly Bill 329 (AB329) to the Public Lands Committee for further study and legal analysis. This effectively kills the bill for this legislative session, which ends this month.
A BIG thank you to the thousands of Nevadans and advocates across the country who stepped up to oppose this cruel and misguided legislation! This includes the approximately 100 Nevada citizens who attended the Natural Resources Committee hearing last week to give powerful public testimony in opposition to AB 329.
Two weeks ago the AWHPC teamed up with the ASPCA to oppose AB 329. In addition to mobilizing our supporter base, we provided the Senate Natural Resources Committee with a legal analysis, prepared by attorney Bruce Wagman, of Schiff Hardin in San Francisco.
Read ASPCA/AWHPC news release on legal analysis here.
Read AWHPC reaction to death of AB329 in committee here.
You Made The Difference!! THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT AMERICA'S WILD HORSES AND BURROS. AWHPC Founding Sponsor Advocacy Sponsor
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is dedicated to preserving the American wild horse in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. Supported by a coalition of over 40 organizations, its grassroots campaign seeks:
* A suspension of roundups in all but verifiable emergency situations while the entire BLM wild horse program undergoes objective and scientific review; * Higher Appropriate Management Levels (AML) for wild horses on those rangelands designated for them; * Implementation of in-the-wild management, which would keep wild horses on the range and save taxpayers millions annually by avoiding the mass removal and stockpiling wild horses in government holding facilities.