The Nevada Department of Agriculture has authorized two advocacy groups to feed horses that have come down from the hills, to draw them away from populated areas, according to a report posted yesterday by KRNV-4 TV in Reno. The animals migrate to lower elevations in the winter, searching for food and water.
The report did not name the advocacy groups.
Feeding wild horses is generally not recommended and the practice is illegal in Nevada.
UPDATE: The advocacy groups may be the Virginia Range Sanctuary and Wild Horse Connection, based on remarks in this article by The Nevada Independent.