FEBRUARY 3, 2018
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Day 3 Letter to the Nevada Board of Ag - Fighting the RFP to illegally "Transfer Ownership" of our Beloved Virginia Range Wild Ones!!!
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THE VIRGINIA RANGE WILD HORSES REMAIN IN URGENT NEED OF YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!

TO FIGHT ON AGAINST the December 12, 2017 Nevada Board of Agriculture vote 8 to 1 in favor of transferring ownership of our precious wild ones over to some non-existent non-profit animal advocacy group - we ask you once again to send your letter to the next Nevada Board of Agriculture member - David Stix, Jr.!
Remember, these wild horses belong to the citizens of Nevada! They belong to YOU! They belong to ALL OF US!! They are NOT available for transfer!!

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 31ST, 2018 - the NDoA has released its 'Request For Proposal' (RFP) to give away our precious Nevada icons!!!!! You can review it online at: http://agri.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agrinvgov/Content/About/Administration/vre_rfp_final.pdf

This is a devastating development for these wild horses! Not only is this action illegal, it is also irresponsible, and reprehensible!

HOW YOU CAN HELP - It's Easy!!!! It's URGENT!!!!

Your action is again URGENTLY needed to protect the Virginia Range wild horses!!!! 
WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY!!!! 
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED AGAIN MORE THAN EVER BEFORE!!!!!

Our beloved wild horses have once again been put in dire straits by a mini-group of misinformed miscreants who are too blind to see the huge mistake they have made in misjudging the Power of the People!!!!!!! 

LET THE ROAR BEGIN!

ACTION ITEM - DAY 3

YOU CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR THE WILD ONES!!!!

We have given you form letters the last couple of days but are now asking you to use your own words. It's important that they hear from individuals, not just form letters. We've given you an intro and some talking points to consider. Use your own words to fill in the body of the email. You can keep it short and to the point, in fact that's best. Let them know that YOU want them to reverse their decision.

Some talking points -
  • the majority of our community and business members want to see the horses remain on the range under humane management and oppose any decision that could put them at risk
  • the decision violates Nevada Revised Statute 569
  • the transfer would be costly to Nevada's taxpayers to implement under NRS 569
  • the Virgina Range wild horses are a draw for tourism dollars for our surrounding cities and towns, and a draw for incoming businesses
  • it would be impossible for a non-profit organization to secure liability insurance to cover these horses who roam on primarily privately owned tracts of land

Today's letter is going to David Stix, Jr., Nevada Board of Agriculture member.

  1. Open an email and copy and paste the letter (see below) into the body of the email
  2. Type your own words (deleting 'add your own comments here'), be brief but concise
  3. Type a.bartosz@agri.nv.gov in the "TO" box
  4. Type "Official Correspondence to the Nevada Board of Agriculture" in the subject line
  5. Type your Name and Address at the bottom of the letter under "Sincerely" - this will give your message legitimacy and identify it as coming from a human and not generated by a "robot" computer
  6. Hit send - you're done for Day #3!!!!


February 3, 2018

David Stix, Jr., Nevada Board of Agriculture
405 South 21 st Street
Sparks, NV 89431

Dear David Stix, Jr.,

I oppose the decision you voted on at the Tuesday, December 12, 2017 meeting of the Nevada Board of Agriculture to transfer ownership of the Virginia Range feral/estray horses to a non-profit organization, and I am asking you to call a special meeting to reverse that decision.

{add your own comments here}

I urge you to do the right thing and reverse the decision to give away our Nevada icons.

Sincerely,


Name & Address

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Watch tomorrow's email for the next NV Board of Ag member
  • we want to ensure each member knows how we feel
  • we want to inundate their email - numbers count big time, share & forward
  • we want to pound on them and make them listen

IF YOU CAN'T SEND AN EMAIL

FAX:
You can use the following website to copy & paste the letter or write your own 
Send a FREE fax to NV Board of Ag member David Stix, Jr. from your computer.
  1. Simply fill in your full name, email and phone number (including area code) and paste the letter above into the text box.
  2. Fill in David Stix, Jr. in the 'Name' field and 775-353-3661 in the 'FAX#' field
  3. Fill in the confirmation code provided.
  4. Click “Send Free Fax Now”.
You MUST check your email and click to confirm before your fax will send.
You will receive another email when your fax goes through. 
Your fax will go to David Stix, Jr. of the Nevada Board of Agriculture office. EASY!

Have access to a fax machine?
Print, sign, and send it yourself to
David Stix, Jr., Nevada Board of Agriculture - Fax: (775) 353-3661

OR stop by Foothill Feed & Mercantile at 1330 Geiger Grade in south Reno (10-6 M-F) and sign the pre-printed letter - it will be faxed on the spot for FREE!

SNAIL MAIL:
Mail your signed letter to David Stix, Jr., NV Board of Agriculture, 405 S. 21st St, Sparks, NV 89431

CALL:
You can also CALL the Nevada Board of Agriculture office and leave your polite, respectful comments – 775-353-3619.

FACEBOOK:
You can post to David Stix, Jr. using NV Dept of Ag on facebook

TWITTER:
You can tweet the NV Board of Ag through twitter @NVAgriculture

Please remember to keep ALL comments, written or voiced, calm and respectful. Be matter of fact and stick to the point. We understand the frustration and emotion that goes with this issue, but we will get much further by staying calm, strong, united, and committed.

PLEASE ASK YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CO-WORKERS TO EACH DO THE SAME! SHARE THIS NEWSLETTER!

We need to FLOOD the Nevada Department of Agriculture's office! We have not given up and we NEVER will!!!

LET THE ROARING CONTINUE!!!!!!!!