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April 18, 2013
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Senate resolution supports wild horses

(AP) — The Nevada Senate has passed a resolution expressing support for wild horses and burros.

Senate Joint Resolution 1 recognizes wild horses as living symbols of American Western heritage, as well as natural resources and cultural assets.

SJR1 also expresses support for wild horse and burro eco-sanctuaries, something supporters say could encourage rural tourism in the state.

Only Sens. Debbie Smith of Sparks and Ben Kieckhefer of Reno voted against it.

The resolution now goes to the Assembly.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 18, 2013 10:47PM Published Apr 19, 2013 02:58AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.