Humm nowhere in this letter does it address the question of how the horses are being shipped off to Mexico and Canada and sold! Pretty much a form letter!! And they did not even spell my last name right!!
Dear Mrs. Mccabe-Joy:
Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you.
As you may know, the Department of Interior recently came forward with a proposal to overhaul our nation's wild horse and burro program. I welcome these ideas and the related proposals brought forward by wild horse advocates from around
and the country. With over 30,000 horses on the range and more than 30,000 horses in long-term holding facilities, change is badly needed. Nevada
Based on the information that the Department has released to date, we know that the Secretary is committed to keeping a large and sustainable horse population on our public lands, ensuring that Nevadans will get to enjoy these animals for generations to come. His proposal also provides improved options for the long-term care of horses that are removed from our rangelands, and makes some long-sought changes to the wild horse adoption program.
I am happy to share with you that on
September 24, 2009, I led the passage of a resolution in support of the Inaugural National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Day which was held on September 26th. Over 18,000 horses await adoption. I hope you will educate your friends and others about this important program. These amazing animals need good homes and can be trained to work stock, to ride trails in the backcountry, and even to serve our communities as police horses. In addition, the horses and burros can enrich the lives of our communities and those who adopt them.
In the end, our goal must be to protect our nation's wild horses while improving the health of our rangelands and our vital wildlife habitat through more consistent and effective management. You can be assured that I will remain engaged in these conversations and will work to protect our state's critical natural resources.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. For more information about my work for
, my role in the United States Senate Leadership, or to subscribe to regular e-mail updates on the issues that interest you, please visit my Web site at http://reid.senate.gov. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Nevada
My best wishes to you.
United States Senator