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Judge: Army base can keep getting rid of feral horses

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge says an Army base in Louisiana can keep getting rid of feral horses while waiting for trial of a challenge to the roundups

However, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote in Shreveport also said a group created to protect the horses on Fort Polk may argue that some of them should be protected as descendants of those brought to the New World by Spanish colonists and then bred by Choctaw Indians.

Foote accepted a magistrate judge's findings that Pegasus Equine Guardian Association has not proven that people whose families lost land when Fort Polk was created would suffer irreparable harm if more horses are sent away.

The group sued the Army in 2016. Foote's order was signed Wednesday and made public Thursday.

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