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Advocates Protest Wild Horse Removal Near Reno Nevada

Written by Michael Wolfe of  Reno’s 2 News

“…there’s other alternatives…another solution to this problem”

ProtestersA group gathered in south Reno to protest the removal of wild horses.

The small group of wild horse advocates camped out along Veterans Parkway in south Reno Wednesday morning. Several police officers were also on hand to ensure it was peaceful.

The protesters say once the horses are gathered, they could be sold at auction and possibly slaughtered by the buyer.

They say they understand the safety concerns of property owners, but also say they want a better solution.

“I can feel for these homeowners. I really do, but there’s other alternatives and that’s all I want, another solution to this problem,” says Frederick Rodriguez.

We also talked with the property owner.

They tell us the horses can be dangerous if they get too close to cars or homes – and they are simply following the Department of Agriculture’s instructions.

“We comply with their direction instructions explicitly and what these people would like to do is turn them loose. And we’ve had to say ‘no, you cannot go on our property and turn those horses loose, the State Department is on their way to pick them up,'” says Perry Di Loreto.

Di Loreto also said if the advocates have an issue with the removal of the horses — they should raise them with the state.

12 replies »

  1. That landowner and his arrogant, smug look on his face reminds me so much of the current president. Wonder how much he got paid to trap these horses by the BLM? Horses being dangerous around cars or houses? That was a laugh. One housing developement coming up. Watch him call it Wild Horse Meadows! Shame on him! May he forever suffer eternal damnation.


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  3. This man is very arrogant !!!!!! The Horses belong their more then he does !!!!!!!I personally i would much rather be with the Horses , then with the likes of him……………….. any day !!!!!


  4. There has probably been a great deal of money made by the land developer who built this housing development, which is smack dab in the middlie of Wild Horse range and habitab. Giving something back would be a wise gesture. Why not kick in and help the People who love the Horses? It would certainly avoid all of the negative publicity and save everyone a lot of time.


  5. Like Louie said, Nevada is a fence OUT state and it is the responsibility of the land owners to fence their property if they don’t want the wild horses.

    Hookers and drug addicts on the street corners of Reno are ok – but not wildlife?


    • Hookers and drug addicts contribute to the US’ underground economy….they also feed the “legitimate” economy at the government end plus fines, litigation (lawyers, etc), law enforcement numbers of arrests and prison population increase for the judicial and law enforcement systems (especially privately run prisons)…….wild equines aren’t worth anything but unnecessary regulation…they cost more to round up and sell to slaughter.

      Now, I hope you realize I’m being sarcastic with a real bit of economic logic thrown in there?

      That 1971 Act was a real piece of bull$hit, wasn’t it!?!?


      • btw…the roundups justify the existence of a handful of government agencies in their budget justification and certainly profit a handful of “blessed” wild equine killers….err, contractors.

        Gotta love how low human evil can really go.


  6. So if Nevada is a “fence out” state – why isnt this land owner putting up a fence to keep the horses out? Nope – its easier to just call the state & have them taken away.
    Nevada certainly is getting publicity for all the caring treatment of the wild horses.


  7. Reblogged this on angelfarm and commented:
    Thank you to these loving souls who are coming to the defense of the Wild Ones! Do you have a few friends who would come to the aid of the voiceless at your local Mall, Municipal Building, or Capitol Building?


    • Dear angelfarmthunder, i work in a mall a Huge Mall called Beachwood Mall very busy i sell Jewelry for Kay Jewelers, their is NOT a person I Help that will leave the store without knowing about the Wild Mustangs and what the Government and the BLM are doing !!!!~!


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