Virginia Range Horses Saved - For Now

Nevada’s controversial plan to find a private owner for more than 2,500 horses roaming near Reno fizzled out. The Department of Agriculture this week announced it received zero responses to a request for proposals from private groups interested in taking ownership of horses living on the Virginia Range. With no one willing to take ownership of the animals, the decision for how best to manage them will go back to the state’s Board of Agriculture.“We are still under the existing directive from the Board of Agriculture to manage the horses for public safety only,” said Jim Barbee, director of the agriculture department. “The next step is to go back to the board for further direction, and we w

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