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January 5, 2013
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Advocates urge Sandoval to block auction of horses

A group of more than 30 protested outside the Nevada Capitol Friday, urging the governor to block next week's planned auction of 41 wild or estray horses by he state Department of Agriculture.Shannon Windle, president of the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, urged the governor to block that auction to prevent the horses from being sold off for slaughter.The horses are not protected by the federal Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act because they are on state lands. Agriculture officials have been removing some of the animals who migrate from the hills into congested areas around south Reno …

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