Dear Governor Sandoval,
In light of the recent proposal by the Nevada Department of Agriculture to let an RFP for a private 501(c)3 to take ownership of our Virginia Range Horse herd, we are imploring you to stop this action immediately. The herd, which is arguably the largest contiguous herd in the country, exists primarily on the private land at the Tahoe Reno Industrial (TRI) Center where they are appreciated and welcomed.
In regard to the fact stated by TRI owners and managers, the private businesses already established there, and the new businesses now coming to the park, these animals are a primary reason why these companies are relocating to Northern Nevada.
The thousands of new jobs and the economic impact these companies have created should be more than enough reason to follow the example recently set by the very progressive Governor and State Legislature of Arizona who voted to protect and preserve their wild horses. After all, recent polls show that over 80% of the constituents in your state value these horses and do not want them removed from our lands.
Submitted on behalf of the Let ‘em Run Foundation
Lacy J. Dalton, President
These animals are the “primary reason” companies are coming to TRIC? Really? With all due respect to Lacy, I think that is absurd. Businesses locate to an area for one primary reason: to make a profit. They may see the animals as an attraction, but I seriously doubt any of them would have moved to another location if the animals weren’t present. Love or hate the horses, but let’s not be ridiculous here.