Sandoval Nevada Quarter graphic by Vivian.

Sandoval to permit wild horse auction despite activist concerns

Sandoval Nevada Quarter graphic by Vivian.
Despite pleas to Nevada Governor Sandoval from thousands of advocates to spare wild horses from the slaughter auction block and an offer by rescuers to take the 41 at risk Mustangs in, he says he sees no reason to save them. Artwork by Vivian.

Cross-posted from Las Vegas Sun News

WRITTEN BY CY RYAN

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to let the auction of 41 wild horses captured on state land go forward despite the plea of those who say the horses will be slaughtered.

Sandoval said he received the estimated 18,800 letters from the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, including many from out of state, asking him to stop the state Agriculture Department from auctioning off the horses on Wednesday.

He said he was going to let the department “do its job.”

“There is no reason not to conduct the auction,” he said.

The mustangs roamed on state lands south of Reno all the way to Highway 50 east of Carson City looking for food. Agriculture officials said they wander onto roads, causing hazardous situations.

The protection fund asked the governor to halt the auction and turn the horses over to it for care of the mustangs and to find them a home.

Advocates say the buyers at these auctions will ship them to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico.

The horses are not protected by federal law.

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8 thoughts on “Sandoval to permit wild horse auction despite activist concerns”

  1. This guy is no different than the senate and repubs in DC. I have a good idea his reelection coffers amount just went up.

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  2. You are so right he has no heart where animals are involved. We need to replace him with someone that does. Remember this everyone!!!

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  3. We have to assume that someone is getting paid off for this travesty to continue. A vast majority of people asked say that they are against the roundups and the selling of horses for salughter.

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  4. 41 horses. surely there are 41 people who want a horse and would/could step forward and fight for these horses’ — i live in south america and feel limited in what i can do, but reading and doing/saying nothing is too apathetic. i am glad that you’re here and keeping others informed. lisa/z

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    1. Thousands of advocates have been fighting for these horses.

      See also “The protection fund asked the governor to halt the auction and turn the horses over to it for care of the mustangs and to find them a home.

      Governor Sandoval is just another puppet politician. Where is the moral courage to do the right thing? Does it even exist any longer?

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      1. Sadly many people have lost their moral backbone and courage. hopefully those who still have it will stand tall and continue to speak out/up.. by their example, maybe others will be affected and slowly wake up.

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