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More Pravda. Yes, we are having a drought. Nevada routinely experiences droughts. We're the most arid state in the nation. In the past volunteers would deliver large quantities of water back into the hills where there is plenty of feed, but no water to support horses, wildlife and domestic livestock. Everybody won. Doesn't happen any more. In the past nonprofit groups were authorized to provide diversion feeding to keep horses out of residential areas. All of this stuff was privately funded - didn't cost the taxpayers a cent. But our Nevada Department of Agriculture eliminated those programs. Now bureaucrats cry wolf over drought and starving horses and guess what? Well intended citizens hear this stuff and decide to "help" by feeding horses in and near neighborhoods and highways. Years ago the horse advocates predicted the present outcome - horses desensitized to people and vehicles, getting onto lawns and onto roadways. Well, duh! So now these same bureaucrats who caused the problem are now wringing their hands over the outcome and spending taxpayers' money chasing down and trapping horses. Great administration we have here.
December 9, 2012 at 7:18 a.m.
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