**The next meeting on this matter will be June 19th, 9 am at the Clark County Government Center.** Activism takes many forms, and some are less “exciting” than others.
Attending local government meetings falls into the less exciting category, but it is important for people to advocate in any productive way and in any relevant space they can.
This doesn’t look like much, but these public comment papers represent a stance for the protection of and recognized respect for all animals, not just humans, in Las Vegas.
Last Tuesday we joined @vegansriseup
up at a local county commissioners meeting regarding a proposed public lands bill. The nitty gritty of this bill is: - Clark County government officials (the county Las Vegas is in for the non locals) seek to allocate almost 40,000 acres of public land to be sold to various highest bidding private entities. - The issue with this, besides the heightened use of precious resources the desert cannot afford to waste such as water and the clear government overreach (amongst other things) is that this expansion infringes upon the land and laws that are supposed to protect the already threatened desert tortoises. “The Mojave Desert tortoise is a critically imperiled creature. Their populations have dramatically fallen across its range in California, Nevada and Utah. As climate change progresses, models show that species are moving “poleward”— that is, away from the areas toward the equator becoming hottest. As a result, some of the most robust existing populations of desert tortoise are on the north side of its range in Nevada, along the I-15 corridor and up to the Coyote Springs Valley and Mormon Mesa areas. The last redoubt of the desert tortoise will be in Southern Nevada.” - This proposal would “gut Endangered Species Act protections for the Mojave Desert tortoise, setting a dangerous precedent where politicians, not scientists, determine the fate of this imperiled reptile.” #endangeredspecies #govegan #vegan #tortoise #tortoiseofinstagram #desert #deserttortoise #desertlife #animalrights #animalliberation #lasvegas #vegas #lasvegasvegan #vegasvegan #veganinvegas #lasvegaslocals #downtown