According to the 1971 Wild Free- Roaming Horses and Burros Act, feral horses and burros are described as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the nation and enrich the lives of the American people." Many of us here in Southern Nevada have been lucky enough to see these living symbols, up close and personal, at areas like Red Rock and Cold Creek, and have fallen in love with their beauty and grace.
If you ever seen a herd of wild horses gallop magnificently, beautiful manes and tails flowing in the wind, unbridled by constraints, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The State of Nevada houses half of the nation's population of American Mustangs. While an enviable scenario, it is a difficult issue to manage and has created a lot of controversy and sadness for horse lovers. Our government is removing almost all of the horses from their natural habitat, some are up for adoption, some as we all know are being sent off to slaughter, only to end up on someone's dinner plate. Please help save the American symbol by voting against horse slaughter and help the rescues that are participating in saving our beautiful horses.
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