Branded Horses Going to Auction in Fallon, Order Prevents Sale of Unbranded Horses
Reno Federal Court Judge Miranda Du granted a wild horse advocacy group a temporary restraining order blocking the sale of unbranded horses for this auction.
Advocates say the horses were gathered illegally from public range lands, and they were afraid the animals would end up at foreign slaughterhouses.
A man who answered the phone at the Livestock Exchange Saturday afternoon indicated they were selling horses but were five hours behind schedule. He declined to comment further until this evening after the auction.
( Further information – 149 unbranded horses were pulled to await the trial on the TRO. Around 200 horses were bought by KBers and sent to slaughter – Jerry)
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