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The Associated Press reports:
CARSON CITY, Nev. — (Jul. 13, 2010) A new lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order have been filed to stop a wild horse roundup in northeast Nevada, where seven horses died of dehydration after being herded by a helicopter.
The case was filed Friday in federal court in Reno. A temporary restraining order request followed Monday afternoon.
That’s the same day the Bureau of Land Management said it suspended the gather in the Owyhee complex in northern Elko County because seven horses died of dehydration over the weekend. Another horse suffered a broken leg and was shot.
The lawsuit was filed by Reno attorney Gordon Cowan on behalf of Laura Leigh, a writer, artist and member of The Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse preservation group.
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