Cross-posted from the Reno Gazette-Journal
Written by BONNIE MATTON
A Dayton, NV based wild horse advocate group is offering a $500 reward for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of youths that allegedly chased a band of wild horses in the Stagecoach Valley on Dec. 28, ultimately causing the stallion to break its leg and be euthanized by a sheriff’s deputy.
Residents in the area of Boyer Lane in Stagecoach said youngsters riding dirt bikes and ATVs chased the wild horses.
Outraged over the illegal conduct of the youths, the Wild Horse Preservation League is offering the reward. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, Silver Springs Substation at 775-577-5020.
It’s a crime under Nevada law to harass or chase livestock, wildlife or wild horses.