Wild horse fans worldwide outraged over photos showing cruelty in Nevada

3 week foal under attack

3 week foal under attack by hired security ~ picture by Bo Rodriques

Reno Wild Horse Advocates are not only outraged by the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s war against the Virgina Range horses but also the documented cruelty exhibited with the manhandling of the these wild horses upon capture.

R.T. Fitch received testimonials and pictures regarding the inhumane practices of the Ag dept. and developer Diloretto from outraged advocates.

Included, here, are two photos of hired gun security cruelly manhandling a 3 month old foal at the Ag Dept trap on private land.  This needs to stop and it needs to stop now.

We strongly encourage you to call, email and/or fax Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval,


Office Phone: (775) 684-5670
OfficeFax: (775) 684-5683


photo by Bo Rodriques

and let him know, even if you do not live in Nevada, that you do not approve of the state’s attack upon the Virginia range horses and that you will spread the negative news far and wide until such actions cease.

Likewise, please contact the office of the Department of Agriculture’s Director Jim Barbee and express your concern.

Office Phone: 775-353-3600
Office Fax: 775-668-1178

Please remember that these captured horses will go to auction and historically, if not rescued by advocates, will be purchased by kill buyers and go to slaughter, that is a given.

Cross-posted from Straight from The Horses Heart

Attend Aug 1st hearing in Reno to support wild horses against sprawl

Update: July 26, 2012

“I applaud the folks at Bella Vista II,” says Carrol Abel, past president of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund. “They recognized a need to provide protections for wild horses in the area thus providing protection for future residents of their development. Our city needs to step up to the plate and require the same for future developments.”

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Urban sprawl threatens wild horse habitat

If you cannot attend, send us your comments and we will deliver them.

Attend hearing Aug 1 to support wild horses. (Photo © Sherry Thelma Snider)

A public hearing will be held by the Reno Planning Commission in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 East First Street, Reno, Nevada.

Hearing Date & Time: August 1, 2012, 6:00 PM

Case Number: LDC10-00051

Project Name: Bella Vista Ranch Phase II

Description: We will transcribe this soon. It’s on the public notice posted above

Applicant: Corona Cyan LLC

Staff Contact Phone Number: (775)334-2272

City of Reno

Community Development Division

P.O. Box 1900

Reno, Nevada 89505

You can email your comments to us at Contact@ProtectMustangs.org and we will get them to the hearing.

Thank you for doing what you can do to help wild horses remain in freedom.