SCOTT SONNER
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January 10, 2013
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Horses saved from slaughter at auction

RENO - Wild horse protection advocates saved dozens of free-roaming horses in Nevada from potentially ending up at slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico when they purchased them Wednesday night for about $10,000 at a state auction.

"It goes to show the love and respect that not only Nevadans have for the Virginia Range horses, but also the people across the country and around the world who contributed money needed to purchase these horses back from the state of Nevada," said Shannon Windle, director of the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund.

"I feel fantastic," she told The Associated Press from …

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