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Horse advocates protest in front of legislature

Two dozen protesters held signs on both sides of Carson Street in front of the legislative building on Friday to bring attention to the trapping and potential sale of wild horses.

The advocates held signs that said horses should not be sold for slaughter and do not belong "in frying pans."

About 20 horses have been trapped so far on private and state land, known as the Virginia Range, a 284,000-acre area that stretches from the Carson River to the Truckee River.

The state Department of Agriculture declared the horses a nuisance and they will go up for auction on …

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