Letters to the editor for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016
September 4, 2016
Hopefully horse group is putting money where it's needed
Regarding Horse Power license plates — after viewing your advertisement three times on Channel 4, I was told the ad also ran during the Olympics. I would like an accounting of exactly where the dollars you receive from the plates are going.
Recently I viewed your 2012 tax return. In this you receive from license plates more than $100,000 and you take a salary of $35,000, yet last year you gave out 5 percent with the remaining amount going to the horses you rescued and have in your possession. You discontinued grants to people who depended on those dollars. How is it that you can afford to buy airtime, when these dollars would be better spent on helping the people who work for no salary, spend their own money and work nonstop to protect the safety of our local wild horses? Do you help support any of the local groups?
If I am to continue to support your cause I need to know all the money is going to not only the horses you have rescued, but also to our local horses and the people who work nonstop, by fixing fences, improving water sources, finding homes for orphan foals, rescuing injured horses and to get a cooperative agreement initiated so local wild horse advocates can assist in the safety of our Virginia Range horses. Your horses are protected and fed — the horses on the range need all the help we Northern Nevadans can give. I would certainly hope the money we give to you finds its way where it is needed.
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