NEVADA WILD HORSE ADVOCATES TO DELIVER 300,000 PETITION SIGNATURES URGING REP. AMODEI TO OPPOSE KILLING AMERICA’S WILD HORSES
RENO, NEVADA (August 21, 2017) – Continuing to urge Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei to oppose the wholesale destruction of tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range, the American Wild Horse Campaign and its local Nevada coalition partners, the Virginia Range Wild Horse Protection Association and Wild Horse Connection, will deliver more than 275,000 petition [SR1] signatures to Rep. Amodei’s office on Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Amodei has repeatedly suggested that he opposes killing wild horses, but when the issue came before the House Appropriations Committee in July, he voted to remove protections for these majestic icons of the American West. The amendment Rep. Amodei supported would open federally-protected wild horses to being killed If the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) deems them “excess” and unadoptable.
Details of the petition delivery event are below:
- WHO: Advocates from the Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association, Wild Horse Connection and the American Wild Horse Campaign
- WHAT: Delivery of 300,000 petition signatures opposing the mass killing and slaughter of America’s wild horses to Rep. Mark Amodei, one of the chief proponents of the Stewart Amendment to lift the ban on destroying healthy wild horses and burros.
- WHEN: Tuesday, August 22 at 12:30 pm PDT
- WHERE: Office of U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, 5310 Kietzke Lane, Suite 103, Reno, NV 89511
Supporters are encouraged to attend this event to let Rep. Amodei know how the grass roots feels about the BLM’s decision to remove or modify Federal protection of Nevada’s wild horse population.
Working with other organizations, VRWPA has aggressively collected signatures to oppose Rep. Amodei’s public support of the BLM actions.
If you care about wild horses and would like to give this event more impact, please join VRWPA in Reno Tomorrow.