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More Hay Dropped For Starving Horses Near Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A second round of donated hay has been delivered to hundreds of horses found starving on a ranch east of Billings.

Helicopters were used Tuesday to haul several tons of hay to horses located on remote parts of the Home Place Ranch, where five horses were found dead or had to be euthanized in late December and early January.

The horses belong to James Leachman, who was supposed to remove them last July when his business, Leachman Cattle Company, lost the ranch at a federal foreclosure sale.

The first air lift took place on Jan. 27. The next day, Leachman pleaded not guilty to 10 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. A jury trial is scheduled for June 3.

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