horses-headWith the financial backing of a California winery owner, activists on Saturday purchased all 174 stray horses up for sale at a state-sanctioned auction in Nevada to keep the horses from going to the slaughterhouse.

A spokesperson for the Livesavers Wild Horse Rescue group said activists purchased the horses for $31,415.

“We’re excited so many people came together to save the horses,” she said. “This is amazing, and we all feel joyful.”

(READ the AP story from CBS News)

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