Las Vegas Sun

July 21, 2017

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142 wild horses netted in northern Nevada roundup

Federal land managers on Sunday said another 142 wild horses were removed from a northern Nevada range.

Bureau of Land Management officials say many of the horses were in poor condition and suffering from water starvation and dehydration. The animals were receiving veterinary care, food and water.

The Sunday roundup raised the number of horses gathered by the BLM to 616. BLM officials say 18 of the animals have died — 16 from pre-existing dehydration-related complications or severe congenital deformities or physical injuries.

On Friday a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order that had blocked the roundups. Horse advocates sought to halt the roundup, claiming it was inhumane to herd the animals by helicopter to trap sites in the hot summer temperatures. level.