COA 7: The Break Down
To see the actual document detailing the Army’s chosen Course of Action link this link (this is a very large document) http://www.jrtcpolk.army.mil/Trespass_Horses/Environmental_Assessment.pdf
To see the breakdown of this Course of Action continue reading below
2.3.7 Course of Action 7 – Adopt, Give Away, Sell and Relocate
This COA would start with the capture of lots of horses consisting of one to three bands (10-30 horses). The intent of capturing small groups of horses over an extended period of time is to permit the various participating organizations sufficient time to move the horses through their adoption programs rather than overwhelming those organizations with all of the horses in a one to three-month period. No restriction on the future use or treatment will be placed on any person/entity acquiring a horse through this COA, nor will there be any restriction on the ability of the person/entity acquiring the horse to impose restrictions on future use for subsequent acquirers of the horse.
**** Meaning can be sold for slaughter and or subjected to cruel treatment ****
The initial captures would likely be conducted by Fort Polk personnel. As the capture of the horses becomes more difficult and time intensive due to reduction in herd size and the remaining horses become wary of capture attempts, the capture process would likely transition to capture by contract personnel. Once a small lot of horses is captured, they would be placed temporarily into a holding pen stocked with sufficient water and forage. A list of potential adopter organizations (adopter list) would be created, with only tax exempt animal welfare organizations approved under 26 U.S.C. §501c3 (501c3 organization) eligible to be placed on the list. A 501c3 organization may request to be placed on the adopter list by submitting a written request by letter or email to the designated point of contact at Fort Polk, with documents showing that the organization is eligible to be on the adopter list.
Check out the Army 501c3 List on their website – Link Below. As of 9/5/16.
ZERO 501c3 Listed
The list of adopters will be a numbered hierarchical list based on the date/time the organization’s request with eligibility documentation was received by Fort Polk personnel. A copy of the adopter list will be maintained on a Fort Polk website accessible to the public and updated on a monthly basis. When a lot of horses is captured, the first organization on the current adopter list will be notified of the number of horses available and given 48 hours to notify Fort Polk via email that they will take the horses. The adopter organization will then have 8 days to pick up the horses from Fort Polk. If an adopter organization fails to respond within 48 hours, declines to take all available horses, or fails to pick up horses within the 8 day deadline, that organization will be permanently removed from the adopter list and not be permitted to be placed on the list in the future.
**** 501c3 Oganizations get a 48hr notification and an 8 Day Window to pick up …. …. If you fail to meet this deadline, YOUR Organization Will Be Permanently Removed and Not Permitted to be on the list in Future, and horses will be offered to those “DESIRING to acquire the Horse” ****
The adopter organization will be responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, disease testing, branding, tattooing or microchipping, ascertaining and resolving any ownership issues for horses with existing brands, tattoos or microchipping, transporting from Fort Polk and all other requirements pertaining to either adoption and/or horse ownership from the time loaded into the organization’s trailer at Fort Polk. If there are no adopter organizations on the adopter list, or if any horses are not picked up by an adopter organization within the 8 day time period, the horses will be offered to any member of the public desiring to acquire the horse(s). A list (give away list) of members of the public interested in acquiring the horses would be created, with any person or entity eligible to be placed on the list. All persons/entities on the giveaway list will be notified via email of the number of horses available and will be given 48 hours to notify Fort Polk via email of the number of horses they will take. If more than one person/entity desires to acquire the horses, the person/entity whose acceptance email is received first by Fort Polk will be permitted to take the horses up to the number desired.
*** Give-A-Way List – Public gets 48hr notice and a 5 Day Window to pick up Horse … If you fail to meet this deadline, YOU Will Be Permanently Removed and Not Permitted to be on the list in Future, and horses will be offered to those “DESIRING to acquire the Horses ****
That person/entity will be notified by email and given 5 days to pick up the horses from Fort Polk. If a person/entity fails to pick up the horses by the deadline, that person/entity will be permanently removed from the giveaway list and not be permitted to be placed on the list in the future. The person/entity taking the horses will be responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, disease testing, branding, tattooing or microchipping, ascertaining and resolving any ownership issues for horses with existing brands, tattoos or microchipping, transporting from Fort Polk and all other requirements pertaining to either adoption and/or horse ownership from the time loaded into the person/entities’ trailer at Fort Polk.
If there are any horses remaining after the Give-Away phase, Fort Polk will decide to either transport the remaining horses to a livestock sale facility to sell the horses or combine the remaining horses with the next lot captured to cycle through the process again. The next lot of horses will then be captured and be processed through the same steps. This cyclical process in this COA will continue until all horses are eliminated from Army- owned land at Fort Polk and will be used for any horses which are found on Army- owned land at Fort Polk thereafter. In addition to, and concurrent with, the cyclical process outlined above, Fort Polk may also relocate the horses. If Fort Polk relocates the horses to a private land owner or other government entity, the relocation process described in section 2.3.3 will be followed.
The Wild Horses of Louisiana ARE absolutely in danger of being sent to SLAUGHTER
Contact these Louisiana State Elected Officials IMMEDIATELY.
Fort Polk: 3329 University Parkway Building 552, Room 24 Leesville, LA 71446 Phone: 337-392-3146