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Animal rights group criticizes singer

RENO — Sheryl Crow, hailed as a champion of wild horses that roam the range in the West, is under attack from a national animal rights group.

Illinois-based Showing Animals Respect and Kindness is criticizing Crow’s plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from her July 22 concert at a Wyoming rodeo to a wild-horse protection group that’s suing the government to halt a big mustang roundup in Nevada.

The group is calling on the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation to reject the donation and accusing Crow of hypocrisy for performing at Cheyenne Frontier Days, where it claims wild horses are abused.

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