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Chilly Pepper – SPARKLES Update

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

SPARKLES Update

Sparkles is still with us PTL! She needs to stay one more night at the Goldendale Veterinary Clinic.

God willing, I will bring her home tomorrow.

Please call 509-773-0369 if you would like to help Sparkles with her VET bill.

We will be putting her back on her mash as part of the issue may be from not absorbing enough of her ingested nutrients.

Basin Feed has bags of Alfalfa PELLETS. If you would like to sponsor a couple dinners, call them at

509-773-4648

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

Chilly Pepper – SPARKLES needs your help now. Currently at the vet and we need another miracle.

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

SPARKLES 911!

I called Doc this morning as Sparkles was crashing. She could hardly walk as her back legs were buckling, and her head was down and her eyes were dull. She was exhausted!

I was so scared it was over. Doc said to give her a Vitamin Shot and bring her in. She literally couldn’t step up into the trailer and kept trying to drop her back end. We had to find/make a ramp to get her in.

She seemed much more alert and active when we arrived at the vet. The shot was kicking in. Doc and I both want to give her every chance, so we are running blood and hoping for another miracle.

Doc said she looks so much better and they do have bad days.

Our vet bill is huge and we need help asap. I want to be able to give her whatever treatment might help her. She is admitted right now, but I need to get the bill down substantially. Doc has been out here numerous times checking Mercedes, gelding Tarzan and drawing blood for Coggins.

We need SPECIAL HAY and feed for Sparkles and Peanut and I simply am running short on funds.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

UPDATE: Our new report on the AIP’s slaughter pipeline is grabbing the media’s attention >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Over the past two years, we’ve been working diligently to raise awareness about the deadly consequences of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP)  and that work is paying off:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal published an article last month highlighting the findings of our newest report on the slaughter pipeline resulting from the AIP. This program is meant to incentivize the adoption of wild horses and burros and to provide them with a new home, but in reality it has led to over 1,000 of these innocent animals being funneled to slaughter auctions where if not rescued, they are shipped to foreign slaughter plants. 

It’s bad enough that these precious horses and burros are subjected to the BLM’s inhumane helicopter roundups and removals, but the agency’s continued operation of a program that is funneling federally-protected animals into the slaughter pipeline is unacceptable. That’s why we are doing everything we can to alert the public to the plight of wild horses → Enter: Our national awareness campaign and our homepage takeover of the Review-Journal!

Last month, we launched our first ever nationwide advertising campaign to ramp up the pressure on the BLM to end cruel helicopter roundups and keep wild horses in the wild where they belong. From Colorado to Oregon, we’ve been hitting the airwaves and engaging folks to urge their members of Congress to stand up for these innocent animals.

And so far, our campaign has been a HUGE success. When Americans learn about the brutal tactics the BLM uses to “manage” our wild horses and burros, they’re shocked, they’re angry, and they are ready to take action. We are so excited that our efforts to raise awareness about the BLM’s mistreatment of wild horses are working, but raising awareness is only one piece of the puzzle.

We are continuing our fight to end inhumane helicopter roundups and stop the AIP’s pipeline to slaughter. We’re working in the field, in courts, and on the Hill to save more innocent horses from losing their freedom or worse — their lives. Can you make a donation today to fuel our work and help us continue saving our cherished wild horses and burros?

POWER OUR WORK → DONATE TODAY! 

Thank you,

AWHC Team

Closing out Animal Remembrance Month by remembering Oriana

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Our fertility control program on Nevada’s Virginia Range is proving that there is a humane way to manage wild horses without removing a single animal from their home on western lands. It costs just $30 to dart a mare with the PZP fertility control vaccine — today, on the 30th, will you donate $30 or more to fuel our lifesaving and historic PZP program?

POWER OUR PZP PROGRAM

On this last day of World Animal Remembrance Month, we could think of no better way to close things out than by sharing the story of a Nevada mare all of us at the American Wild Horse Campaign fondly remember, Oriana — or who we liked to call: the Queen of the Virginia Range.

Oriana was a mare that embodied everything we continue to fight for. She lived truly wild. Wary of humans, she was quick to move away from those who would approach. She was fast, strong, and incredibly beautiful — her long blonde mane a testament to her majestic nature.

Photo by Deb Sutherland

While we were devastated when Oriana passed in 2020, we took solace in knowing she died free, never to experience a lifetime of holding facilities — or worse.

DONATE $30 → KEEP WILD HORSES WILD

For over 3 years, we’ve managed our PZP program on the Virginia Range. This program is the first of its kind, and in those 3 years, it’s helped us reduce foaling rates by 62% — proving to the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Congress that there is a more humane AND more cost-effective way to manage wild horses than brutal helicopter roundups and removals.

Wild horses like Oriana thrive in their natural habitats where they can run wild as they’re meant to. And our fertility control program makes that possible. As we pay homage to Oriana’s memory, let us also remember that there are nearly 64,000 wild horses and burros stuck in confinement at BLM holding facilities right now — more than ever before — and thousands more are targeted for removal this upcoming year. There’s a better way to manage wild horses than this cruel cycle, and Meredith, our work in Nevada is proving just that.

The success of our PZP program is critical to the future of our cherished wild herds, and in fact, we’re working to expand our lifesaving program to other herd areas across the West right now.

We owe it to these innocent animals to keep fighting to ensure that they can live out their lives wild and free like Oriana did. A donation towards our PZP Program helps us build and grow these future programs and continue to protect the horses who like Oriana, call the Virginia Range home. So, Meredith, today on the 30th, will you make a donation of $30 or more to power the continued success and expansion of our PZP program so that we can keep wild horses and burros living wild and free where they belong?

$30.00 >> HELPS 1 HORSE
$60.00 >> HELPS 2 HORSES
$150.00 >> HELPS 5 HORSES
$300.00 >> HELPS 10 HORSES
DONATE OTHER >

The FY22 roundup season is almost over. Here’s what you helped us accomplish,

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

At the beginning of this year, you recommitted your support to stand alongside us in the fight to protect America’s wild horses and burros. A lot has happened since then, so as the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) roundup season comes to a close and the FY23 roundup season is set to begin, we wanted to share our incredible accomplishments so far — and all the work that still needs to be done. >>

Together we’ve achieved:

  • This year, we celebrated the 3 year anniversary of AWHC’s PZP fertility control program on Nevada’s Virginia Range. This is a groundbreaking program that has reduced foaling rates by over 61% and continues to prove to the public and to Congress that fertility control works — all without the removal of a single horse or burro! The success of this program shows that it can be expanded to other wild horse areas in the West, and in fact, we’re doing just that! So be sure to stay tuned, more updates to come on this soon!
  • AWHC’s Government Relations team and allies on Capitol Hill for the first time ever secured language in the final FY22 Appropriations bill that re-allocated $11 million of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) funding away from helicopter roundups and towards humane fertility control. 
  • And, finally, this summer, we launched a public awareness campaign in Colorado demanding an end to the brutal roundup occurring in the Piceance Basin. As a result of these ads, 188,000 Coloradans were made aware of the tragedies happening to wild horses right in their backyard, and over 20,000 wild horse advocates joined us in calling for an immediate end to the roundup. The BLM ended the roundup early, saving 700 horses from losing their freedom. And now we’re expanding this campaign to a national level with TV ads, mobile billboards, and so much more!

How we’re continuing our fight:

  • Despite what we’ve achieved this year, the BLM still removed over 19,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands. What’s more, there are nearly 64,000 wild horses and burros stuck in crowded BLM holding facilities right now — the most in history — where they are at risk of deadly viruses and mistreatment. We’re continuing our fight to pass the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act through Congress, a bill that would end the inhumane use of helicopters to chase down innocent mustangs and burros to remove them from the wild.
  • In the coming Fiscal Year, the BLM plans to roundup and remove another 18-20,000 wild horses and burros from their homes in the wild. Just like we did this year, we’re continuing our work on Capitol Hill to ensure the FY23 Appropriations bill includes similar language that allocates $11 million to continue funding humane fertility control vaccines as an alternative to brutal helicopter roundups.
  • And finally, we’re fighting to end the Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) in its current form by demanding the elimination of the cash incentives. Since AWHC’s investigation into the AIP in November 2020, over 1,020 wild horses and burros have been identified in kill pens. This slaughter pipeline won’t stop until the cash incentives do. We’re continuing our fight through our investigations, through our lawsuit against the implementation of the AIP, and on Capitol Hill to end this disastrous program as we know it.

None of what we’ve been able to accomplish this year would’ve been possible without the help of supporters like you. When we stand together, there is nothing we can’t achieve for our beloved wild herds. These innocent animals still need our help – so, will you keep standing with us in this fight and help us continue our work to protect the lives and freedom of America’s wild horses and burros?

SUPPORT OUR WORK

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

Happy National Public Lands Day!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Photo credits: WilsonAxpe

Today is National Public Lands Day, celebrating the magnificent landscape that is home to our nation’s beloved wild horses and burros.

The conservation of our public lands — and the wildlife that inhabit them — is a proud statement of what Americans care about and our desire to protect what’s wild, free … and vulnerable.

A century and a half ago, the U.S. supported almost two billion acres of public lands. 

Today, that number has been reduced to 640 million acres. Along with this dwindling of the public landscape is the systematic elimination of space for America’s wild horses and burros, which now inhabit less than 27 million acres of public lands in ten Western states. Worse, the federal government is determined to shrink wild horse and burro habitats and population numbers further, while giving 97% of those lands — your lands — to the commercial livestock industry for cattle and sheep grazing that we, the taxpayers, subsidize. 

In short, with 64,000 wild horses removed from those lands and held in captivity — at a cost to taxpayers that could approach $1 billion dollars over 5 years — America’s wild horses and burros are in crisis.

There is a better way to manage our nation’s wild horses and burros on public lands where they belong: www.keepwildhorseswild.com. We are deeply grateful for the support we receive every day to speak for and act on their behalf, and to advocate for real solutions to maintain thriving wild horse and burro populations in the West.

On this National Public Lands Day, we hope you will have the opportunity to venture out and enjoy the beauty and splendor of our public lands and the wild horses and burros that grace them. If you can’t see them in person, then we hope you will enjoy this video of wild horses roaming free.

Happy National Public Lands Day!

Yours,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

What happens to wild horses after they have been captured?

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Helicopter roundups are dangerous and expensive operations that result in horses being traumatized, separated from their families, and injured or killed. But the cruelty doesn’t end with helicopter roundups — once captured, wild horses are corralled in overburdened Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities, where they face even more inhumane treatment.

ACT NOW TO PROTECT THEM

The BLM has guidelines for holding facilities that are part of its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program (CAWP). These guidelines include ensuring captured animals receive basic care such as access to food and water, vaccinations, and well-constructed facilities to minimize injuries.

Our Investigations Team has long had concerns about the BLM’s care of wild horses and burros in these holding pens, and unfortunately, our concerns were validated when the BLM finally began to evaluate its facilities using CAWP standards this year.

Here’s what it found: Vaccinations were not given in a timely manner, facilities were understaffed, not all animals had simultaneous access to food and water, facility maintenance and upkeep had fallen by the wayside, horses were found in poor body condition, and little attention was paid to proper biosecurity measures.

These findings are incredibly concerning with nearly 64,000 animals confined in facilities across the country. Even worse, 2022 saw the deadliest disease outbreak in BLM history in its Cañon City holding pens, which claimed the lives of nearly 150 unvaccinated wild horses who had been in the “care” of the agency for 9 months.

This system is at a breaking point, which is why we’re calling on you to take action and demand that the Department of the Interior address these CAWP violations and commit to keeping captured wild horses and burros safe. Will you take action now, and speak up for these innocent animals?

DEMAND ACTION

Thousands of wild horses and burros are locked up in these overburdened and unsafe facilities right now → and American taxpayers are footing the bill. This is an outdated and expensive cycle that desperately needs enhanced accountability measures and stronger enforcement from the BLM.

As the roundups continue, more and more wild horses and burros are going to be piled into this network of overcrowded and under-resourced holding facilities. It’s a crisis that’s only going to worsen as time goes on — unless we choose to act here and now and demand that the BLM rigorously and consistently enforce its own CAWP standards.

Will you take action now and demand that the Department of the Interior take up this issue and ensure wild horses are safe after they are captured?

TAKE ACTION NOW

Thanks for acting on behalf of wild horses and burros, Meredith.

— AWHC Team

A devastating mile marker for the Adoption Incentive Program

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Chilly Pepper – 911 FOR WORST STARVATION/ABUSE CASE EVER. Heading out to see if we can save her. 2 starved ponies and a dying mare

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

LIFE AND DEATH FOR THIS MARE and the ponies. I honestly don’t know if she will survive.

BEYOND STARVED, horribly abused with rotten, maggot infested injuries open to the bone.

I NEED YOUR HELP NOW!! She will obviously need to see Doc, and our funds are the lowest since I began.

We have saved so many, PLEASE HELP ME GIVE HER and the ponies a chance,

URGENT, URGENT, URGENT NEED FOR HELP!

I am here by myself and need to hire some help to get the horses moved home before winter and get things winterized here.

Mercedes has STILL NOT had her little baby. She is making us a bit crazy. Doc has been checking on her and is extremely happy with her over all health. She has improved so much since y’all saved her.

We have a big vet bill and still need to get Tarzan gelded and a couple more horses vetted for Coggins and health Certs.

Sadly Kayvee had to be euthanized by Doc when I was in NV. She came in with so many injuries and the septic joints were her death sentence.

Thank you to the Angel who paid a chunk of the old vet bill. You are amazing.! Sadly there have been more expenses since then, and more to come.

Her baby Kaitlyn is gorgeous and ready to be adopted. PLEASE HELP if you can. With so many lives saved, diesel prices still ridiculous and hay prices so high, it is imperative we cash in on this deal for hay before it goes away.

I so appreciate y’all. We saved these lives, now let’s take good care of them and get as many placed as possible.

THANK YOU! I am in a serious bind and cannot do this without you! I need to pay for the hay so we don’t lose this deal.

I know everyone is tired of the 911’s and emergencies. So am I! But they are not my emergencies. They belong to the life of each and every horse you help save!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

UPDATE: Our national ad campaign is gaining MAJOR traction

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Advocates like you and I have known about the plight of our cherished wild horses and burros for years, but millions of Americans are still unaware of the tragedies happening to these innocent animals across the West.

But we are changing that. Since Monday, when we launched our largest national campaign ever, we’ve seen a huge outpouring of support. In less than a week, our TV and online ads have gained a LOT of traction, playing across major news networks, because one thing is clear: Once Americans learn about the brutal practices the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses to “manage” our wild horses and burros, they’re shocked, they’re angry, and they are ready to take action.

But spreading awareness isn’t all it takes to protect the future of our wild herds. And that’s why broadcasting our new ads nationwide is just the first step. Now, the next leg of our national campaign to protect wild horses and burros is in motion — literally:

Over the course of the next week, mobile billboards broadcasting our commercial will circle the White House, Capitol Hill, and the Department of the Interior to encourage our federal leaders to use their power to stand up for wild horses and burros.

Between the public support we’ve received thus far, and bringing our message directly to decisionmakers in Washington, we’re confident in the success of this campaign. People are more engaged than ever to be the voice of our beloved wild equines. So we won’t let up — we’re doubling down to increase awareness and pressure for change in the states where roundups are happening this month —  Nevada, California, Oregon and Utah.

This national campaign would not be possible without the support of donors like you. Now, we need your help to take it even further. Can you make a contribution today to help us expand our ad campaign and continue to build a force for change?

DONATE

The work we are doing is critical to ending the suffering of thousands of wild horses and burros across the West. Right now, the BLM and U.S. Forest Service are conducting helicopter roundups that will forever rob 2,700 of these innocent animals of their freedom and families.

If every American knew that their tax dollars are funding this cruel and inhumane practice, they would be outraged! That’s why it’s so important that we not only keep our national campaign going but expand our ads to reach even more people in states where BLM roundups are happening this fall.

So please, rush a donation to help us keep our campaign live nationwide and put double the pressure on the BLM and legislators in DC, UT, OR, NV, + CA to protect the freedom of America’s wild herds!

DONATE

Thank you,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

Chilly Pepper – Urgent Help Needed. – winter is on the way. 40 Horses Need You!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

URGENT HELP NEEDED!

Hi y’all, It is CRUNCH TIME! 40 Horses need feed and care!

I want to thank you for helping save so many lives. However, we are now sitting on 40 horses between Camp Chilly Pepper and at home.

We NEED to purchase hay immediately, and have an amazing opportunity to stock up for winter at a big discount. However, we need approximately $8500 to secure hay for the next few months and to get part of it hauled to NV.

It is so hard to get any kind of deals on hay, so I definitely do not want to lose this one!

We currently have 3 PREGNANT MARES, & 2 starvation cases and they need lots of good feed and groceries.

I am here by myself and need to hire some help to get the horses moved home before winter and get things winterized here.

Mercedes has STILL NOT had her little baby. She is making us a bit crazy. Doc has been checking on her and is extremely happy with her over all health. She has improved so much since y’all saved her.

We have a big vet bill and still need to get Tarzan gelded and a couple more horses vetted for Coggins and health Certs.

Sadly Kayvee had to be euthanized by Doc when I was in NV. She came in with so many injuries and the septic joints were her death sentence.

Thank you to the Angel who paid a chunk of the old vet bill. You are amazing.! Sadly there have been more expenses since then, and more to come.

Her baby Kaitlyn is gorgeous and ready to be adopted. PLEASE HELP if you can. With so many lives saved, diesel prices still ridiculous and hay prices so high, it is imperative we cash in on this deal for hay before it goes away.

I so appreciate y’all. We saved these lives, now let’s take good care of them and get as many placed as possible.

THANK YOU! I am in a serious bind and cannot do this without you! I need to pay for the hay so we don’t lose this deal.

I know everyone is tired of the 911’s and emergencies. So am I! But they are not my emergencies. They belong to the life of each and every horse you help save!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

COMMENTS DUE: Two major opportunities NOW to speak up for wild horses >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to share two critical opportunities for you to speak up on behalf of wild horses and burros, an in-depth look into the trajedies of the Ejaio trade and how we can stop it, and a spotlight on one of our awesome AWHC volunteers! Read on to learn more and speak up for our cherished wild herds. >>

Tell the BLM: Implement Real Solutions for the Roberts Mountain Herd!

The wild horses who call the Roberts Mountain Complex in Nevada home need your voice. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field office is seeking public comments on its plan to reduce the population of mustangs to a mere 104 horses on 162,000 acres of public lands just northwest of Eureka, NV. The BLM plans to use helicopters to brutally round up and remove hundreds of wild horses, to achieve the unscientifically low appropriate management level (AML) of 104 wild horses — this represents an average of just 1 horse per every 1,500+ acres! 

Act now and urge the BLM to use humane in the wild management and protect the wild horses of the Roberts Mountain Complex.

TAKE ACTION

In-Depth on the Ejaio Burro Trade:

Photo by Tara Arrowood

There are concerns that American burros are being funneled into the ejiao trade – the brutal international donkey hide industry. There is no system in place to document whether America’s wild burros who are transported to slaughterhouses across the border are being killed for the purpose of ejiao. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

Read our latest in-depth blog and learn what you can do to help:

LEARN MORE

Comment at the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

Mark your calendars! The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet in Phoenix on October 4-6, 2022. The public will have an opportunity to make a verbal statement to the Advisory Board in person and virtually via Zoom but you must register in advance.

LEARN MORE

Volunteer Highlight: Cathy Cottrill

In this month’s Pinto Post – a collaborative once-monthly newsletter highlighting the work on Nevada’s Virginia Range – we asked volunteer Cathy Cottrill a few questions about the many ways she volunteers her time for mustangs.

Cathy has served on the Board of Directors of the Wild Horse Preservation League, she is a certified darter for American Wild Horse Campaign, a certified responder for LRTC’s Technical Large Animal Rescue team, and also a volunteer with Wild Horse Connection. Who said retirement was boring?!

LEARN MORE

Thanks for reading. And thank you for continuing to stand up for our wild horses and burros!

— AWHC Team

September is World Animal Remembrance Month, and this is how we’re commemorating >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

September is World Animal Remembrance Month – a time dedicated to honoring the memory of animals who are no longer with us.

In that spirit, we here at the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) would like to commemorate all of the wild horses and burros who have lost their lives or their freedom this year as a result of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) cruel and inhumane helicopter roundups.

As an homage to these iconic animals, will you join us in standing up to the BLM by signing on to our pledge committing to fight for our precious wild horses and burros?

SIGN ON

In 2022, over 15,000 wild horses and burros have been captured through BLM helicopter roundups so far. Stripped of their freedom and crammed into overcrowded holding pens, these innocent animals have been subjected to injuries, diseases, and even death.

Our investigation team also discovered that hundreds of the captured wild horses and burros have been funneled to kill pens through the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP). While the AIP, which pays adopters $1,000 per adopted BLM horse or burro, is meant to give these animals a permanent home, the sad reality is that the program is being abused by individuals scheming to make a quick buck off our beloved wild horses and burros.

These sweet animals don’t deserve to endure the mistreatment and abuse they suffer thanks to the BLM’s cruel mismanagement. Our mission at AWHC is to keep them in the wild where they can live safely and freely – where they belong. We fight every day towards that goal, but we need you in this fight with us.

So in honor of World Animal Remembrance Month, can you sign on to our pledge to use your voice on behalf of all the wild horses and burros out there who can’t speak up for themselves?

SIGN ON

Thank you,

AWHC Team

Ell’s Surgery Is Today!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

Today is Ell’s surgery day. We have lab results, too, which showed testosterone and anti-mullerian hormone levels were consistent with the presence of functional testicular tissue. Sadly, this means he’ll likely need another surgery to remove a “hidden” testicle. Though he doesn’t have a penis (as far as we know now), considering a future adoption, this will help prevent stud-like behavior as he matures.

Please keep him in your thoughts today, and send some prayers his way for a successful procedure and recovery. We will share photos and updates on his progress onspecial Ell webpage! (You can also read more about his story there, too.)

If you are able, please consider making a donation to help with Ell’s surgery and post-surgery care costs. We have haven’t quite hit the halfway point of his fundraising goal yet.  Please help if you can.

Donate to help Ell!

Thank you to everyone who has donated already on Ell’s behalf.

We are grateful for your love, kindness, and compassion for Ell.

With Your Support,

Make More Second Chances Like These

 

Celebrating National Wildlife Day with Stargazer and Nora

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Melissa here.

Today at AWHC, we’re celebrating National Wildlife Day by continuing the fight to keep wild horses and burros wild, and if they’ve lost their freedom — making sure the ones we can help are given a life that’s truly the next best thing.

Today, I wanted to introduce you to two horses that I adopted, Stargazer and Northstar (or Nora for short), a bonded pair who I think are the perfect embodiment of what this holiday represents.

In the Spring of 2020, Stargazer found Nora injured and alone on the Onaqui Mountain range in Utah. He never left her side until July of 2021, when the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) helicopters descended on the Herd Management Area and rounded up over 400 innocent wild horses. I knew if I did nothing, these two mustangs would never be together ever again.

Stargazer and Nora on the Range.   Photo at left, Kimerlee Curyl Photography. Photo at right, Darlene Smith Photograph

Over the next several months, I did everything I could to reunite this pair. I needed to get my home ready for them, get my adoption application approved by the BLM, and keep an eye on the auction calendar for my chance to bid. After many delays, auction day was finally here and with bated breath, I finally secured the winning bids.

This bonded pair was coming to their forever home with me.

Picking them up from BLM holding was an emotional day. The two had been placed in a special pen together — they were never seen far apart, often touching. Nora would lie down in the mud and Stargazer would stand over her, protecting her. We loaded them onto the trailer, clearly nervous, they stepped in unsure of what was to come, but they would do it together.

Stargazer and Nora waiting in holding to go to their forever home

Photo: RJ Stein Photography

When they arrived at our farm, Stargazer and Nora seemed to recognize they were no longer in danger. They had a dry space, fresh water, space to roam, and gentle humans to care for them. Every day, these two gorgeous mustangs are curious, open, and trusting. They are willing and forgiving.

When I watch them with one another, I still desperately wish they were in the wild, but sadly I know that can’t be an option for them again. So every day, the staff at AWHC works to fulfill our mission to honor the mustangs and burros that were taken from the wild by fighting to keep those still on public lands wild, free, and with their families.

Stargazer and Nora home at last

Photo: RJ Stein Photography

I am so proud to be a part of the important work that AWHC is doing – in the field, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill. Please consider donating in celebration of National Wildlife Day as we fight to keep our cherished wild herds in the wild where they belong.

CONTRIBUTE

Thank you. For the wild ones,

Melissa Tritinger
Deputy Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

Chilly Pepper – MOM & BABY – CAN WE SAVE THEM? Mercedes Needs Your Help Now! 15 More saved and Smokey doing well!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

If you received an email similar to this, I apologize. I have a glitch and only some information was update.

ANOTHER CALL in the middle of my update…… Can we save Mama & Baby?

YOU DID IT – We saved 15 more lives! But now I need to finish getting them vetted, gelded and ready for their new homes, as well as feed them.

As you can clearly see, Mercedes needs to be monitored from now until her birthing takes place.

Please notice how huge Mercedes is. Doc is extremely happy with how healthy she is overall, but we need help asap to make sure she stays happy and well.

Chilly Pepper was invited to the Cowboy Expo in Fallon, Nevada to share our Rescue and spread awareness of the plight of so many of our beloved horses. I committed to going months ago, so now I cannot break my promise. All I want to do is stay with Mercedes until I know the baby/babies are born and all are happy and healthy, but you are only as good as your word and I committed to going.

MERCEDES is a small horse, and could possibly be carrying a very large foal or twins. She needs to go to Goldendale Veterinary Clinic while I am gone.

I cannot risk her being here while I am gone if she goes into labor and has twins or the baby is too large. We have been through so much and the right thing for her is to be at the Vet’s until I get back.

Board itself is not a huge expense, but our current vet bill is $4500+ It has to be paid down substantially by this weekend for me to drop her off.

The alternative would be a 12 hour trailer ride, and that is obviously NOT ACCEPTABLE.

YOU made it possible to save 15 more lives AFTER Smokey.

Please help us secure feed, vetting, gelding & everything needed for the YOU SAVED, so they can be adopted.

3 of the Stallions and a mare were adopted out. 5 babies are adopted and at their new homes, one from here and 4 adopted out through Dustin Time Rescue in Idaho.

We still have way too many horses and there are ALREADY MORE WAITING TO BE SAVED We need to buy grain, and feed for the horses that are here. We did the easy part, saving them, but now I desperately need help feeding and to finish vetting them. We only have one more stallion to geld, and a few more Coggins to pull from this group..

Smokey, the starved Stallion who was thrown away on the reservation to die is doing well, but also needed to be gelded and we had to get his & other hoofers trimmed last week as well. With saving so many lives the expenses are huge.

Just so folks know – On one of the trailer loads of horses recently shipped to Slaughter, (NOT OUR HORSES), the LOWEST PRICE WAS $650 and the HIGHEST price was over $2000. Meat prices have SKYROCKETED along with everything else.

Another heartbreak – Doc had to euthanize one of our littles. In a freak incident, she was scared so badly, she ran headlong into the panels, causing devastating injury. She was treated for the external injuries but ended up in too much pain and unable to stand on her leg and stopped eating and drinking. Doc came back out to end her suffering.. These babies are so tough but oh so fragile. My heart is again shattered.

I know everyone is tired of the 911’s and emergencies. So am I! But they are not my emergencies. They belong to the life of each and every horse you help save!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

Chilly Pepper – Mercedes Needs Your Help Now! 15 More saved and Smokey doing well!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

ANOTHER CALL in the middle of my update…… Can we save Mama & Baby?

YOU DID IT – We saved 15 more lives! But now I need to finish getting them vetted, gelded and ready for their new homes, as well as feed them.

As you can clearly see, Mercedes needs to be monitored from now until her birthing takes place.

Please notice how huge Mercedes is. Doc is extremely happy with how healthy she is overall, but we need help asap to make sure she stays happy and well.

Chilly Pepper was invited to the Cowboy Expo in Fallon, Nevada to share our Rescue and spread awareness of the plight of so many of our beloved horses. I committed to going months ago, so now I cannot break my promise. All I want to do is stay with Mercedes until I know the baby/babies are born and all are happy and healthy, but you are only as good as your word and I committed to going.

MERCEDES is a small horse, and could possibly be carrying a very large foal or twins. She needs to go to Goldendale Veterinary Clinic while I am gone.

I cannot risk her being here while I am gone if she goes into labor and has twins or the baby is too large. We have been through so much and the right thing for her is to be at the Vet’s until I get back.

Board itself is not a huge expense, but our current vet bill is $4500+ It has to be paid down substantially by this weekend for me to drop her off.

The alternative would be a 12 hour trailer ride, and that is obviously NOT ACCEPTABLE.

YOU made it possible to save 15 more lives AFTER Smokey.

Please help us secure feed, vetting, gelding & everything needed for the YOU SAVED, so they can be adopted.

3 of the Stallions and a mare were adopted out. 5 babies are adopted and at their new homes, one from here and 4 adopted out through Dustin Time Rescue in Idaho.

We still have way too many horses and there are ALREADY MORE WAITING TO BE SAVED We need to buy grain, and feed for the horses that are here. We did the easy part, saving them, but now I desperately need help feeding and to finish vetting them. We only have one more stallion to geld, and a few more Coggins to pull from this group..

Smokey, the starved Stallion who was thrown away on the reservation to die is doing well, but also needed to be gelded and we had to get his & other hoofers trimmed last week as well. With saving so many lives the expenses are huge.

Just so folks know – On one of the trailer loads of horses recently shipped to Slaughter, (NOT OUR HORSES), the LOWEST PRICE WAS $650 and the HIGHEST price was over $2000. Meat prices have SKYROCKETED along with everything else.

Another heartbreak – Doc had to euthanize one of our littles. In a freak incident, she was scared so badly, she ran headlong into the panels, causing devastating injury. She was treated for the external injuries but ended up in too much pain and unable to stand on her leg and stopped eating and drinking. Doc came back out to end her suffering.. These babies are so tough but oh so fragile. My heart is again shattered.

I know everyone is tired of the 911’s and emergencies. So am I! But they are not my emergencies. They belong to the life of each and every horse you help save!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

An ooops, and a PS.

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

Thank you for all of the concerned messages about the bad link for Ell. 

It’s so nice to know so many people want to help!!

Here is a new link you can use!

We are so grateful for everyone’s support so far!

Donate for Ell!

Don’t forgot to leave a note in the special instructions box that your gift is for Ell!

About Ell: Ell is a young, captive bred/born mustang, only about 18 months old. Ell has an entire life ahead. With everyone’s help, we can make sure Ell has the best chance at a pain free life. Initial surgery and care costs (e.g. hospitalization, diagnostics, meds, vaccines, exams, etc.) are in the $2500 to $3000 range, barring any complications. If another surgery is needed, we’ll keep you updated and revisit funding, if necessary. 

Surgery is scheduled September 6, 2022, after Ell finishes a round of antibiotics.

 Can you help Ell? This sweet lil’ mustang deserves it! 

 There are so many horses in need right now, if we can all do a little to help the ones we can, together, we will all be able to make a difference for that many more.

This video has a few new clips than the one in our original email so be sure to watch.

Meet Our Newest Herd Member-in-Need!

Ellie recently arrived at AAE after a local family reached out for help. They “rescued” young Ell when they got “the ugly colt” for free from a backyard breeder. They were told he needed “a little” cosmetic surgery. They felt really bad for the skinny little guy and wanted to get him out of there. Sadly, the breeder didn’t take responsibility for the “little” issue and passed it on to the unsuspecting family. They really wanted to help.

After meeting with two different vets right away and trying to help Ell, they realized this was more than a “little” surgery. There was concern Ell might be a hermaphrodite, and it could be more complicated than cosmetic. After several months of trying to meet Ell’s needs, they realized it was more than they could manage. They wanted the best chance for Ell and reached out to AAE for help.

You see, Ell was born with a congenital abnormality – Ell has a sheath, but it appears he doesn’t have a penis (though, there’s a chance it’s stuck inside him or it’s not where it belongs). For now, we assume Ell is a colt, but missing his part. We’re waiting for updated blood results to check testosterone levels. Could there be hidden testicles, too?

Ell is able to pass urine, but big surprise, without a penis, Ell can’t urinate normally. Urine dribbles from his sheath almost continuously. Sadly, the urine scalds Ell’s skin around his sheath, down his belly, and down his legs. Poor little thing, it’s so painful. Though we do what we can to minimize the scalding, it’s painful being treated, too.

Ell needs surgery to remove some of his sheath to allow urine to flow freely. Depending on blood results, a second surgery may be in store. For now, we’ll focus on fixing the sheath.

All things considered, Ell is the sweetest little thing. That said, Ell has some strong opinions about things and wasn’t very good with hoof handling. Considering sheath cleanings and scalding, it’s understandable. He’s learning to give his hooves, and we’re working on the basics, too, like trimming his hooves, vaccines, and a change in diet to help him put on a little weight. Ell’s already come a long way in a short time at AAE. Let’s give him a chance!

If you’re able to help Ell have a better life, please make a donation toward his surgery and care costs on his behalf.

Donate for Ell!

With Your Support,

Make More Second Chances Like These

Say hello to young Ell!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

Meet Our Newest Herd Member-in-Need!

Ellie recently arrived at AAE after a local family reached out for help. They “rescued” young Ell when they got “the ugly colt” for free from a backyard breeder. They were told he needed “a little” cosmetic surgery. They felt really bad for the skinny little guy and wanted to get him out of there. Sadly, the breeder didn’t take responsibility for the “little” issue and passed it on to the unsuspecting family. They really wanted to help.

After meeting with two different vets right away and trying to help Ell, they realized this was more than a “little” surgery. There was concern Ell might be a hermaphrodite, and it could be more complicated than cosmetic. After several months of trying to meet Ell’s needs, they realized it was more than they could manage. They wanted the best chance for Ell and reached out to AAE for help.

You see, Ell was born with a congenital abnormality – Ell has a sheath, but it appears he doesn’t have a penis (though, there’s a chance it’s stuck inside him or it’s not where it belongs). For now, we assume Ell is a colt, but missing his part. We’re waiting for updated blood results to check testosterone levels. Could there be hidden testicles, too?

Ell is able to pass urine, but big surprise, without a penis, Ell can’t urinate normally. Urine dribbles from his sheath almost continuously. Sadly, the urine scalds Ell’s skin around his sheath, down his belly, and down his legs. Poor little thing, it’s so painful. Though we do what we can to minimize the scalding, it’s painful being treated, too.

Ell needs surgery to remove some of his sheath to allow urine to flow freely. Depending on blood results, a second surgery may be in store. For now, we’ll focus on fixing the sheath.

All things considered, Ell is the sweetest little thing. That said, Ell has some strong opinions about things and wasn’t very good with hoof handling. Considering sheath cleanings and scalding, it’s understandable. He’s learning to give his hooves, and we’re working on the basics, too, like trimming his hooves, vaccines, and a change in diet to help him put on a little weight. Ell’s already come a long way in a short time at AAE. Let’s give him a chance!

If you’re able to help Ell have a better life, please make a donation toward his surgery and care costs on his behalf.

Donate for Ell!

With Your Support,

Make More Second Chances Like These

Thank you to our 2022 Boots & Bling Sponsors!

Chilly Pepper – Heartbreak and another 911 – Will you help save Smokey?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

My Heart is Crushed – I couldn’t save Angel.

Yesterday was too much. I saw “Angel” who was another “DUMPED HORSE”. Starved, abused and thrown away to die a horrible death, alone and wondering what he did wrong . My contact went out to see if we could save Angel, but someone had already ended his suffering. What a HORRIBLE way to die, alone and thrown out. My heart is shattered into a billion pieces.

_MEANWHILE – Another urgent 911

Smokey was neglected, abused and starved. Who throws away a horse, LOOSE, on a MAJOR HIGHWAY?

Smokey was literally running down the middle of Hwy 97.

God timed it perfectly for Matt to arrive on scene and catch the horse, tie it to the State Trooper’s bumper and head back to get a trailer to pick him up.

The proper authorities were contacted. (It is ILLEGAL to take a horse off the reservation without permission) and he is now at Chilly Pepper.

Doc is heading out today. SMOKEY NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!

We NEED more Hay, Grain and Supplements for these precious animals.

I know everyone is tired of the 911’s and emergencies. So am I! But they are not my emergencies. They belong to the life of each and every horse you help save!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

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