Sandoval Signs Wild Horse Bill

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Sandoval Signs Wild Horse Bill

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Advocates gathered Monday with Gov. Brian Sandoval during a signing ceremony for a new law allowing agreements between the state and advocacy groups to humanely manage wild animals on state lands.

Advocates gathered Monday with Gov. Brian Sandoval during a signing ceremony for a new law allowing agreements between the state and advocacy groups to humanely manage wild animals on state lands. This includes the wild horses in the Virginia Range outside Reno.

Return to Freedom is a horse sanctuary and advocacy organization in California. Its president Neda DeMayo says the new law will drastically change how Nevada's wild horse population is handled now.

"Really what this is is a cooperative agreement so the local advocates can work with the state on managing the horses on the range as opposed to capturing them, removing them, and, unfortunately, most of them end up at auction and are slaughtered."

Sandoval officially signed the bill earlier this month.