Louisiana’s Heritage Horses and the Struggle to Protect Them | The Timeline

This is a working document... a summarized timeline of our struggle to protect the Heritage Horses at US Army base in Fort Polk, Louisiana. It is documented that horses were distributed across the Kisatchie region as early as mid 1600’s when the Caddoan tribes traded A type of horse commonly  referred to as Spanish Colonial [...]

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Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Receives Response to FOIA Request for Comment period ending September 2015

Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Receives Response to FOIA Request for Comment period ending September 2015 Tulane Environmental Law Clinic  submitted a request for information to U.S. Army regarding the proposed elimination of horses on  December 14th, 2015 in reference to the First comment period ending September 6th, 2015 . After a few follow up letters [...]

ALDF and Tulane Environmental Law act on behalf of PEGA and the Horses at U.S. Army base in Fort Polk, Louisiana

Please see the attached letter from Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) to Fort Polk. This letter is part of the Public Comments regarding the U.S. Army's  Final Environmental Assessment and proposed Elimination of Horses at Fort Polk, Louisiana. This public commenting period , was extended to June 17th, 2016. ALDF Comments 06022016 Tulane Environmental Law Clinic [...]

Proposal to Protect Heritage Horses at Louisiana Army Base – Fort Polk

Proposal to Protect Louisiana's Heritage Horses In response to a 2016 Environmental Assessment regarding the Army's proposed elimination of our Louisiana Heritage Horses a copy of a proposal submitted by Pegasus Equine Guardian Association to the US Army at Fort Polk Army Base on June 16th, 2016.  JRTC and Fort Polk, Public Affairs Office Attention: Public [...]

ALDF Lends a Voice to Save Louisiana Horses

Animal Coalition Condemns Army’s Cruel Plan to Eliminate Horses   http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/interview-opportunity-animal-coalition-condemns-armys-cruel-plan-to-eliminate-horses/ Posted on June 21, 2016 "For Immediate Release Contacts: Natalia Lima, Animal Legal Defense Fund, nlima@aldf.org, 201-679-7088 LAFAYETTE, LA – A coalition of animal protection groups is speaking out against the Army’s new plan to address the longstanding population of hundreds of horses whose home [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Louisiana’s Historic Horses Face Imminent Danger

Public Concern Esclates for the  Welfare of Louisiana's Free-Roaming Heritage Horses. Public support is urgently needed. Comment Before June 17th, 2016 Public Comment Deadline 6/17/16  EMAIL Army (copy and paste the email address below) usarmy.polk.imcom.mbx.pao-public-response@mail.mil  To make sure YOUR voice is heard, feel free to copy email addresses below:  kisatchiehorses@gmail.com edwardsj@legis.la.gov       ltgov@crt.la.gov email@billynungesser.com  [...]

A Brief History – Louisiana’s Hertiage Horses 

Public Comment Deadline, June 17th 2016 To understand the importance of these horses, a brief history is in order. Some horses in the Kisatchie region are believed to be descendants of those that had been brought there long ago. This region holds much Native American history and is one of the settlement cradles in early [...]

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES -Pegasus Equine Guardian Association

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES -Pegasus Equine Guardian Association (PEGA) Fort Polk Horses of Kisatchie is a Facebook community that has featured issues about the equines at Fort Polk Army Base, Peason Ridge (northwest of Fort Polk base) and Kisatchie National Park(northeast of Fort Polk base); as well as the area's rich historical place in the expansion [...]

Summary of Final Environmental Assessment for the Elimination of Trespass Horses on Fort Polk, Louisiana

  Summary of Final Environmental Assessment for the Elimination of Trespass Horses on Fort Polk, Louisiana If you ALL have not read the EA from Fort Polk I strongly suggest you at least look at the following pages. Proposed Course of Action (COA) pages 36-47 Review of Comments (table) pages 197-201 Comments to Leave Them [...]

Protect Louisiana’s Free Roaming Horses TODAY!

URGENT ACTION REQUEST Below is a letter template you can use. All you have to do is copy/paste/PERSONALIZE/email. Please feel free to use the below as your template letter for PUBLIC COMMENT to the Fort Polk Public Affairs Office . You may use all or some, or personalize it as you see fit. Email Addresses Below: [...]