For Nevada’s Wild Horses, Extinction is Forever without Life-Sustaining Water
by Love Wild Horses©
It was a century after Nevada’s wild horses first settled into the Great Basin that Congress unanimously passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act to protect wild horses and maintain the ecological balance of the public lands they had claimed as their home.
The 1971 act described these wild horses and burros as “an integral part of the natural system of public lands,” and mandated the preservation and protection of these “living symbols of the historic and pioneering spirit of the West.”
Five decades later, Nevada’s bands of wild horses are the last of these sacred, American icons. Surviving and thriving over a century of mustanging, round-ups, and slaughter, these battle-born natives of Nevada are more than a symbol, they are the true ancestors of the spirit of power and freedom that comes from the essence of our being.
And today, still, they…
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