- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A roundup of about 800 wild horses from southwest Wyoming is expected to start Monday after animal advocates failed to stop the operation in court.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday denied a request for an emergency order to stop the roundup of wild horses within the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas.

Wild horse advocates contend the Bureau of Land Management failed to follow environmental laws in planning it.

The state of Wyoming and ranchers say wild horses must not be allowed to damage the lands or conflict with private property rights.

The BLM plans to start preparing for the roundup on Friday. It says public observation of the roundup will depend on location, weather and access.

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