Court Hearing on Nevada Horse Roundup Set in Reno

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled an emergency hearing on a temporary restraining order sought by animal rights advocates to halt a wild horse roundup in northeast Nevada. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks will hear arguments Thursday in Reno.

The Bureau of Land Management suspended the gather in northern Elko County over the weekend when seven horses died of dehydration and water intoxication after being herded by helicopter on the first day of the roundup. Another horse broke a leg and was put down.

Laura Leigh, a writer and wild horse advocate, filed a lawsuit Friday and followed with a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the gather.

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