The U.S. Forest Service (FS) has issued a decision to renew a cattle grazing permit in the 158,000-acre Sunflower Allotment in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. It’s been more than a decade since cattle were allowed to graze in this sensitive and fragile Sonoran Desert ecosystem, which has not yet recovered from the effects of past livestock overgrazing. This decision will have serious impacts on the environment and wildlife — including wild horses. The allotment lies in close proximity to habitat used by the unique Salt River wild horse population, which currently lacks federal protection despite the FS’ admission that wild horses have been present on these public lands since at least the 1930’s — long before the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed. AWHPC is filing an objection to the decision to reauthorize grazing on this allotment. Please learn more about this situation and add your name to our objection by taking action below!
|Update on the 65 Wild Horses – As of now, all of these horses are still needing homes. We are working on a temporary place for them, and it is looking hopeful, but we will need to fence about 1 mile of property as well as “fixing up” the rest of the fencing. As usual when it comes to “saving horses from slaughter”, there are additional expenses that are always incurred. On top of that, there are 7 new babies. So we really need to get them settled and make sure they have a safe place to stay until we find their forever homes.
On the home front, we are trying to raise funds to purchase more hay and munchies for the babies, special needs and permanent members of our rescue. California is in the 5th year of severe drought and our hay guy said he is done for the year. Normally he would have two more cuttings for the year.) The water rights they have had for hundreds of years have been denied as there is not enough water. This is happening all over CA right now, and is affecting many farmers and ranchers. So we are trying to make sure that we have a good supply while there is still hay available. The lack of water and 2nd and 3rd cuttings will put hay at an even higher premium than it is now, and prices are already near $20 a bale at the feed stores.
URGENT – PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!! Hopefully you have never had to pick up a week old foal that has been hit and killed by a car. Unfortunately, Matt and I have had to do this, and it is beyond heartbreaking. Every year motorists and wild animals collide on the highways not only in NV, but all over the United States. However, Nevada has an especially high need for these “Strieter-Lites”. This will help protect not only our beloved wild horses, but those 2 legged folks who end up dead and injured due to collisions on the highways. Please go to the following site and be heard. It won’t cost a penny and it can help us get the Streiter-Lites back up and save lives. Then please share as we need as many signatures as we can get. They have been proven to be effective, so please let’s get this done.
HERE ARE SOME TESTIMONIALS : http://strieter-lite.com/testimonials.html
If you want to help the 65 wild horses and/or our orphans, you can Donate at www.chillypepper.org and use the Donate Button
|** We look forward to seeing folks at our:
6th Annual OPEN HOUSE
This post comes from Save Your Ass Longears Rescue.
Calling All Long Ear Lovers!
Submit your photos of your favorite Long Ears for the
2016 Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Calendar!
|Greetings from your friends at Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue! We invite you to join us in putting the “fun” back into fundraising, with our 2016 Long Ear Calendar Photo Contest! The calendar will feature your photos of your donkeys, mules and hinnies. The calendar will be offered for sale on our website and at event booths. Our volunteer judges will select their 13 favorite photos from all submitted to be featured on the cover and for the 12 months. All other photos will appear in the calendar in a smaller format!
Your Long Ear photo is guaranteed to appear in the calendar if you submit your photo following these guidelines:
To submit your entry:
Email your photos to SYALERcalendar@gmail.com. In your email, please include your name, the name of the animal(s) in the photo(s) and a couple of lines describing your longear(s). Rename your files in the following format: Smith_Ann_Eeyore.jpg.
|Fundraising is critical to pay for veterinary bills, farrier fees, food and shelter for our rescued long ears. SYALER has found new homes for more than 400 animals since 2007. Funds raised through this contest and the sale of the calendars will enable the Rescue to continue to provide these much needed services for long ears in need.
For additional information and tips on photographing for our calendar, please visit our website: www.saveyourassrescue.org/
Submit your photo(s) today!
Each year, almost 150,000 American horses – both domestic and wild – are trucked across the border to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. After suffering during long, arduous transport without food, water and rest, these horses meet a horrific and terrifying end. The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE) will outlaw horse slaughter in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. The livestock industry is working hard to re-establish this cruel and predatory industry in the U.S. and to lift the ban on the sale for slaughter of the nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros stockpiled in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities. There is not a moment to waste…please take action and ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to support the SAFE Act to ban the cruel and un-American practice of horse slaughter today!