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Please read: FY 2021 Roundup Season in Review

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

In just a few short days, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 roundup season will come to a close and the FY 2022 season will begin. Since last September, 17,917 wild horses and burros have been brutally chased by helicopters and most have been shipped to overburdened holding facilities.

The BLM’s aggressive roundup schedule will result in the highest number of wild horses and burros ever maintained in the BLM’s holding facilities.

We mourn for all of the wild horses and burros who have lost their freedom and their families. The silver lining to this upsetting news, however, is that public opposition to this cruel and costly program has never been greater.

Just this month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis spoke up passionately against a BLM roundup in his state, the National Sierra Club called on Interior Secretary Haaland to remove livestock from wild horse habitats, and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a letter to Secretary Haaland demanding that the BLM stop scapegoating wild horses for environmental damage caused by private livestock grazing.

Together, we are stronger than ever — and we promise to continue our work to protect the rights and freedom of America’s wild horses and burros.

If you’re with us in the continued fight for our cherished wild horses and burros, will you make a donation to fuel the American Wild Horse Campaign’s work today?

DONATE

Your contributions make our advocacy for humane and scientific management practices possible. Your funding also allows AWHC to continue to hold the BLM accountable for the animal welfare abuses committed during helicopter roundups.

Earlier this month, we asked for your help to fight back against an especially brutal roundup in the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado, where tiny foals were being stampeded with helicopters and several were left alone to fend for themselves in the wild after their mothers were captured. And you stepped up.

In just 24 hours, supporters like you generated over 10,000 emails and calls demanding a halt to the roundup. The public pressure and the Governor’s intervention worked. The roundup was halted early and 150 wild horses who were targeted for removal remained free!

Change will happen, if we continue to work together. 

If you’re with us in the fight to protect these cherished animals and preserve their freedom on our public lands, will you make a donation to fuel our work today?

DONATE

Thank you for your support,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

Happy Autumn

Hello again! Remember me? Apologies for the lack of newsletters. To be honest, I have just not felt up to writing. The current state of affairs in the world has knocked me off my perch a bit. I do miss writing about what is going on as a LOT has been going on at Broomtail Farm, home of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue.

It’s been quite stressful dealing with the increase in the price of just about everything we need. Supplies are more expensive; feed is more expensive; our hay price went up by 3.50 a bale! Hopefully we will be able to find enough to get us through the winter. Our Shelter Logic buildings all bit the dust this year so new hay storage sheds were required. We figured even though the initial investment was much greater, a shed will last a heck of a lot longer.

Hannah has been working like crazy and the results are apparent. We have taken in quite a few animals in need of medical care and training. All the animals that came in as “unhandleable” are now enjoying physical attention. All have had their VERY PRICY medical issues taken care of. Thank you, Hannah!

We have been getting a lot of calls from folks needing to surrender their animals. So many that we currently have a waiting list as we just don’t have the room or resources to take in more at this time.

We have just made the sad decision not to have our Open House again this year due to the pandemic. The Delta variant has been prevalent in our area, and we do not want to put anyone at risk. We are not doing Equine Affaire this year also due to the pandemic. We miss seeing our friends and supporters in person, but it’s not worth the risk of having anyone become ill.

For a wee bit of good news, we will be getting some new merchandise in for your holiday shopping. We have recently got in a few adoption applications, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I thank each and every one of you for your kind words and acts of support. We could not do what we do without you.

Stay well.

Ann

Merlot and Grayson say have a happy fall!

CHILLY PEPPER – Quick update on horses shipping to slaughter

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Quick Update on the Catcher’s horses.

Just got home from meeting with the Catcher. This is killing me. There is simply no way to save everyone. I am already physically ill from having to say yes or no.

The only good news is that I have 5 days to raise the funds to save as many as we can.

The goal is to raise at least $1500 for each horse. I have to be able to provide proper care and feed for them until they are adopted.

For a mare and foal pair, $500 – bail and vetting for the pair

$350 – hay for the month

$200 – Foal Lac Pellets (Mare is emaciated)

$125 – Mama and baby grain

So after bail, vetting and basic feed for the 1st month, it costs $1175, and that does not include any medicine, special care, transport etc. The likelihood of having them for over several months is high, especially because this particular pair are in horrible shape and the baby has a very badly injured face.

So $1500 won’t even cover the cost for two months for this particular pair if baby needs stitches.

I am hoping to pull at least 10 if not more.

Thankfully I am supposed to have until the 25th to raise enough funds. Originally the deadline was today, but if we can pull at least 10, we have until the 25th.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

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

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

CHILLY PEPPER – Another EMERGENCY! Huge Dilemma – CATCHER Called – CLOCK IS TICKING! Who do we save – Who ships?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

I Need Your Help Asap!

We currently have 6 new babies, along with the other 12 horses and a draft named Tiny at camp, not to mention the horses in NV. (Tiny had to go to the emergency vet this morning!) Mario is still with us, but having issues getting up by himself.

CATCHER just CALLED and I will be heading over TODAY so I can let him know who and how many orphans and/or horses we can save.

There is nothing harder than walking up to a group of horses and choosing who lives or dies. I am literally physically sickWE are the ONLY CHANCE for any of them to stay off the slaughter truck. I have nightmares about the horses I leave behind. It isn’t fair, but if I don’t go, NONE of them will avoid being shipped.

I need funds to purchase, vet, transport, feed and care for every horse I pull.

It is a terrifying time to take on more horses as Adoptions are lower than normal due to our efforts still being maliciously shut downAdopters are still being contacted and told something is wrong with the horse, it has been adopted, it is dangerous etc. etc.

I am running on FAITH, a broken heart and pure exhaustion. Faith that God will guide me and that my amazing Chilly Pepper Family will fight as hard as I do to save as many as we can!!

Funds are extremely low and vet bills keep climbing. Doc is coming tomorrow for more coggins. The boys just got gelded. So it goes in rescue.

Blood and guts and open wounds are the easy ones. I can handle those myself. However, I cannot do x-rays, blood tests, life saving Plasma etc. without a vet.

Tiny is currently in the hospital. He is our latest rescue and he came in last night. We know he has neurological issues, as well as possible laminitis. He needs to remain in the hospital until the pain is controlled enough to take x-rays and make sure his coffin bones have not rotated beyond help.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives.

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

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

PS – The paypal link is once again working properly.

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE >> Watch our mini-documentary on wild burros!!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Check out our mini-documentary in partnership with Dr. Erick Lundgren on ground-breaking research surrounding America’s wild burros!

WATCH HERE >>

Several months ago, we sent you an update on some scientific developments that advance our knowledge of wild horses and burros. Today, we wanted to tell you more about one of these specific discoveries:

Wild burros don’t often get as much attention as our wild horses do — even though both species have the same rich history. Often labeled as an “invasive species,” wild burros face constant threats like roundups and removals from the public lands they call home. And, Erica, fewer than 15,000 burros are estimated to remain on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands across the U.S. today. 

New research, however, has shown that wild burros provide a significant benefit to desert ecosystems. These magnificent animals browse and graze on our public lands, and incredibly, they dig wells, which provide sources of water for other wildlife in the area!

One of the main arguments for the removal of wild burros is that they are an “invasive species” — destructive to the lands they roam. This research provides critical evidence that wild burros actually help — instead of hurt — the ecosystems in which they live.

We partnered with researcher, Dr. Erick Lundgren, on a mini-documentary about this innovative work, because increasing public awareness around wild burros is one of the ways we can help to protect these cherished animals!

WATCH & DONATE >>

We’re pleased to support ongoing, cutting-edge scientific research that advances our knowledge of wild horses and burros and their importance to ecosystems while establishing conclusively that there is a more effective and humane way to manage mustangs and burros in the wild rather than by cruelly rounding them up and incarcerating them for life.

If you’re with us in the fight to protect these cherished icons, consider watching our mini-documentary and making a donation today so we can continue to follow the science and protect America’s wild horses and burros!

WATCH & DONATE >>

— AWHC Research Team

Run Free, Daisy Donk

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Today, we are mourning the loss of our sweetest Daisy. Our girl had a challenging nine days of ups and downs, and yesterday, we helped her across the Rainbow Bridge to set her free to run across green pastures with her ol’ friends, Angus and Kasey.

Daisy came to AAE in 2016 with her big buddies, Angus and Kasey, after a family health crisis. She was six. Angus and Kasey were older draft fellas, much beloved AAE residents that have since passed. Lil Daisy was the boss of these two big guys, and she exerted her authority when it came to meal time!

Everyone was so fascinated by Daisy. From Marshallow and Patches to the rest of the farm critters….well, except maybe the sheep! It didn’t take long for the herd’s hierarchy to play out.

Daisy had the best ears in the world. Besides adorable, they were soft and fuzzy, and though she thoroughly enjoyed her spa days, her favorite was ear massages. She loved having her ears rubbed.

She was a big character, too. Her lil’ personality was precious. There was countless moments of laughter when Daisy was around.

Those of you that know Daisy know that her bestest friend was lil’ ol’ Sammy-boy. This little guy is going to miss her sooooooo very much. Please keep him in your prayers and send him lots of love. For now, he’s settling in with the mini boys, Flame, Robbie, and Dusty. It seems Flame’s wisdom understands his broken heart the best. Hang in there Sammy, you’ll have lots of love to help you along.

What I’ll miss most about this sweet girl was the softness of her muzzle and the kindness in her mouth. She gave the most loving nuzzles and nibbles, always a warm, fuzzy moment from her. If you experienced those lips, you’ll know what I mean. Kind of odd from the lil woolly mammoth.

Oh, Dais…it was so long before your time. Thank you for giving everyone such wonderful memories….sweet, cute, precious, warm, kind, funny, and all the gamut of emotions. You were such a sweet and special soul. You were loved by many, and we’ll remember you, always.

Daisy spent the last nine days hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center where the docs worked hard to resolve her colicky symptoms. She initially improved, then had some ups and downs, we had encouraging days, but the last couple days became very difficult, to say the least. In the end, there was nothing more we could do to ease her pain. We thank everyone for the love, support, concern, and warm words during this time. As many of you know, the costs of care for hospitalization can be challenging. If you’d like to make a donation to AAE in memory of Daisy, we would very much appreciate the opportunity to pay it forward to the next equine in need.

THANK YOU!

Donate

 

CHILLY PEPPER – Starved, Abandoned Orphan Foal – Heartbreak, More Babies and an Emergency Visit to the Vet Needed to Possibly Save Another Life.

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Quick update.

My heart is shattered and the tears are pouring. My Beautiful Mia Moo, my ever precious little Maniac, is now in Heaven running and loving life pain free. Her little bones never developed and you cannot fix what isn’t there (as Doc said). She had so much wrong, but I will post her story later.

I have 4 babies as of right now, and more expected. Mario is in extremely critical shape and I am praying he makes it through the night. Both Docs are on other emergencies so he will be in Goldendale at 8 a.m.

PLEASE pray for him. He is not only starved and was abandoned by his band at least 5 days ago, but he is literally being eaten alive by worms.

The other 3 are hanging in there. I need more milk for these precious souls and as always, any and all help is greatly appreciated.

We can all learn from my beloved Mia Moo. She lived life 110 miles an hour, almost as if she knew she had to experience a lifetime of fun and love in only a few months. I will be sending out a tribute to her later, but for now it is simply too raw.

For the folks who sit home and whine about how they hurt or have issues, learn from Mia. She struggled from day 1, but she never pouted or whined. She rocked her life. She lived it to the fullest and went a thousand miles an hour and when she crashed she did it with the same intensity. I will explain how she told us her motto, but for now I will simply share it.

LIVE YOUR DREAM! That is directly from Mia.

OF COURSE there is once again No Time for me to even grieve…….

All I wanted was to have some quiet time, but these new babies are here and they need my full attention. Sadly we are expecting more in the next few days.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives. It was such a blessing to be able to save the entire family. You did that with your love and support.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: Become a Co-sponsor of the SAFE Act >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have some breaking news to share and actions for you to take this week to protect our magnificent wild horses and burros. Remember: You are the driving force for change. Together we can keep wild horses wild! Read on and see how you can help to protect these cherished animals. >>

Safe Act Introduced in the Senate

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reintroduced the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act to ban the slaughter of American horses both domestic and wild. The bill’s sponsors include Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Each year, thousands of American horses, both domestic and wild, are shipped across the border to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. The SAFE Act would permanently prevent horse slaughter plants from opening in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption abroad.

It’s critical that we pass this bill, especially given the number of federally-protected wild horses and burros being sent into the slaughter pipeline through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Adoption Incentive Program. Please take action now requesting that your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative cosponsor the SAFE Act to end horse slaughter once and for all!

TAKE ACTION

 

Say Whoa to Giant Wild Horse Feedlot in Nevada

The BLM is charging ahead with its accelerated roundup plan, which if not reined in — will triple the number of wild horses and burros in holding facilities over the next five years! To accommodate this influx, the agency is expanding its holding capacity.

The latest proposal is for a 100-acre feedlot to warehouse 4,000 wild horses and burros in Nevada in cramped pens that will provide just 750 square feet of space per animal. The cost? Upwards of 7.3 million tax dollars annually. That’s 23 times more for one holding facility than the BLM spends program-wide on fertility control each year to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range. Insanity! Submit your comments before Sept. 17 to stand with AWHC against this costly and cruel plan. >>

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

 

Some Good News for Your Wednesday:

Sierra Club weighs in for wild horses: The 3.8 million-member Sierra Club, citing severe bias against wild horses in resource allocation on public lands, sent a letter last week to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, calling for an “initiation of the processes necessary to end all cattle/sheep grazing on all horse occupied BLM Herd Management Area lands.”

The letter noted that “management should prioritize keeping horses on designated HMA lands within ecological parameters that maintain or promote continued progress towards a TNEB [Thriving Natural Ecological Balance].”

This is in keeping with the Sierra Club’s new national wild horse policy as well as a growing chorus of environmental organizations speaking out against the scapegoating of wild horses for environmental damage caused by livestock. Also this month, the Sierra Club Colorado Chapter and the Western Watersheds Project called for a halt to the Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundup in Colorado, calling for removal of sheep from the HMA instead. More info here. >>

More AIP horses rescued from slaughter auctions: AWHC’s investigation into the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program continues to identify wild horses and burros sent through this cash incentive program to kill pens across the country. Along with documenting these animals and sending the evidence to the BLM and the Interior Department, we are helping to rescue victims of the AIP.

Last week, AWHC’s Rescue Fund paid the bail to save three beautiful AIP mustangs, including a two year old, and one adorable burro from a notorious kill pen in Oklahoma. Now they are safely housed at an Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary foster, where they will decompress, gain some weight, and be available for adoption! Four more lives were saved and that is reason for celebration!

Thanks for all you continue to do to protect wild horses and burros.

— AWHC Team

The Sand Wash Basin round up has come to an end

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse roundup in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) has come to an end. Thanks to your voices, and the efforts of Governor Jared Polis. First Gentleman Marlon Reis, and Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, the roundup was called early within the HMA, and 150 more magnificent Sand Wash basin wild horses remain free. This leaves more than 300 wild horses in the HMA, instead of the BLM’s target post-roundup population of just 163.

10,000 calls and emails in 24 hours. That’s what you did, upping the political ante and providing the public pressure necessary to back up Governor Polis’ work to implement more humane wild horse management practices in his state.

In his public statement, Governor Polis cited the “public outpouring” that demonstrated “how much people care for the well-being of these iconic Colorado animals.”

Together, we made important progress for wild horses in Colorado this month. Now it’s time to take the next step by calling on Congress to conduct an oversight hearing of the BLM’s costly and cruel wild horse and burro roundup program. Click here to take action now!

TAKE ACTION NOW >>

Photo by: Carol Walker

While we cheer for the 150 wild horses were spared capture via helicopter stampede and the 52 captured wild horses (25 mares and 24 stallions released to the Sand Wash HMA and 3 relocated to the Spring Creek Basin HMA), our hearts break for the 479 wild horses who were not so lucky.

They have been shipped to the BLM holding corrals at the state prison in Canyon City amidst mounting concerns about conditions there. These horses face an uncertain future, either warehoused for years in BLM feedlots or adopted through the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending truckloads of horses into the slaughter pipeline. The Sand Wash Basin helicopter operation left a trail of destruction and a litany of animal welfare violations, including tiny foals left alone without their mothers on the range. But know one thing: as the abuses mount, so too does the public outrage and the number of political leaders willing to step up to rein in the BLM. 

Will you help us shine a light on what’s happening by emailing your member of Congress and urging them to support an oversight hearing into the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program today?

The key ingredient to fighting back — and winning – is YOU. So on behalf of our whole team – and the wild horses and burros we all love — thank you for what you accomplished for the Sand Wash Basin wild horses.

Truly. You are the last line of defense for these cherished animals, and they need you to keep fighting for them. 

With Gratitude,
The AWHC Team

CHILLY PEPPER – It’s Not Over Yet! Catcher called today. Will you help me save more babies?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Another call from the catcher!

Can we save more babies? It’s “go time” again. One today and I was told there are up to 12 or more l need to be ready for. I have no idea if I will actually get one more, or bunches more.

Little Miss Pepsi came in today. She is exhausted and was exhibiting some neurological issues, but I believe they are temporary. As you can clearly see from her picture she is exhausted, bewildered, sad and wondering what happened to her world and her family. Her neck was swollen when she got here, but it seems to be a little bit better after having her banamine.

We need to order more milk, milk pellets and supplies in general. We gelded two stallions today and pulled Coggins on the new kids, so our vet bill at Harrah will be close to $2,000 again. (It was recently paid off, but that was for a minute.)

Thank you to everyone who helped with our vet bill at Goldendale. It was reduced by close to a thousand, and then increased nearly that much again. We are running about $2,200, and I have to take Mia back tomorrow.

The new mare Diamond had her blood drawn today, and she has improved tremendously already.

Please help me keep saying YES, to saving these lives. It was such a blessing to be able to save the entire family. You did that with your love and support.

Below see what you have done for FORD! He looks amazing, has some awesome booty and went to his new home today.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

FORD – BEFORE & AFTER! He says thank you!!

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

enough is enough

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Since the beginning of the month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been conducting a brutal helicopter roundup of the Sand Wash Basin wild horses of Colorado. We’ve had observers on-site every day to document the roundup and to hold the BLM accountable for any wrongdoings as the operation draws to a close.

I’m saddened and angered to share with you that we received news on Wednesday that a 6-month old foal was left orphaned on the range after Tuesday’s operation and found the next morning alone near the trap site.

The BLM euthanized the foal, claiming he had “difficulties in movement and coordination” and called his death “non-gather related.” But the symptoms this foal was exhibiting are closely associated with “capture shock” — a condition caused by extreme exertion or stress, and results in tragedy for far too many young foals who are literally run to death.

If the death of this innocent, young colt wasn’t bad enough, this was the fifth foal left alone on the range to fend for themselves after their mothers were captured in helicopter stampedes at Sand Wash Basin. When will enough be enough? 

We document these horrible tragedies because the BLM must be held responsible for their cruel and antiquated practices. And I promise you — every. single. day. we are fighting back.

We continue to send field representatives out to the range to bear witness and to document the helicopter roundups. We use their reports to get information out immediately to political leaders and the media about the atrocities being committed against wild horses by our own government.

We’re fighting every court battle where we have legal grounds to hold the BLM accountable for its actions. And we’re working with legislators at the state and federal level to advocate for these cherished animals and pass legislation that furthers wild horse and burro protections.

We’re fighting every day to protect wild horses and burros, but it’s a fight we can’t win without your support. If you’re with us in the fight to save the lives of America’s wild horses and burros and make helicopter roundups a thing of the past, can you make a donation to fuel our work today?

DONATE

We’re so grateful for your continued support — thank you.

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

Starving Mare is at Death’s Door. Can we Save Her? She needs to go to the vet asap! IT’S GO TIME!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Another Urgent 911 – This mare has been starved nearly to death!!

This beautiful soul needs emergency help! She is wild, which makes things trickier, but if she has a chance to live, it is with Chilly Pepper combined with some serious vet care. I am praying she is not pregnant, but no one ever really knows with the wilds.

We still owe Goldendale Vet $2500+ dollars, and I need to get the “new family” vetted, the boys gelded, and Mia still needs x-rays. Our wonderful friend Janet has promised $250 towards Mia’s x-rays, but we are far from being able to pay the existing vet bill and incur new ones. It is a very tough time for rescues everywhere.

We did save the ENTIRE FAMILY, thanks to your beautiful hearts! PTL! Now it is time to get them vetted and ready for adoption.

Please help me help this mare before it is too late!! There is a very good chance that she has permanent damage to her organs, or a worm load that could actually be deadly. I need to get her taken care of asap. She needs blood work.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

BELOW: Meet Betty. This beautiful filly is looking for her forever home!

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Happy National Wildlife Day!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Happy National Wildlife Day!! 🎉

Photo by: Kimerlee Curyl

This day serves as an opportunity to take a step back and think about all of the amazing wildlife in our world.

Today, we are celebrating America’s wild mustangs and burros that roam our public lands! 

The freedom of wild horses and burros is under constant attack — and it’s our mission to be the voice speaking up for these majestic animals. Whether it be in the field, in courts, or on the Hill, we’re continuing our fight to protect America’s wild horses and burros on the public lands they call home.

If you’re with us in the fight to protect America’s wild horses and burros, will you make a donation to fuel our work today?

DONATE TODAY!

Thanks for your support, and Happy National Wildlife Day!

— AWHC Team

Today is the last day to speak up for the Sand Wash Basin wild horses >> ACT NOW!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

One day. That’s all the time the Sand Wash Basin horses have left. On September 1st, the helicopters will descend on little Desiree and her herd. One day. That’s how long we have to speak up for them.


Photo by: WilsonAxpe Photography

Please take one minute now to:

  1. Send a message to the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management and follow up with calls.
  2. Post this graphic to the following pages. (Note: some of these pages might not allow you to post directly, but you can leave a comment with the image!)
  3. Send automated Tweets to decision makers.

Thank you for speaking up for Colorado’s wild horses! 

— AWHC Rapid Response Team

CHILLY PEPPER – Urgent 911 – We have a RARE CHANCE to save the whole Band! Deadline to Commit is 24 hours!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Another 911 – Catcher Called! – Deadline to commit is 24 hours!!

I don’t even know what to say. I am so excited to think we could save the entire family. I was told there is a stallion and 5 others, one of whom is said to be blind.

I want to say Yes!! Sadly finances are still a huge issue.

Even after today (I paid nearly $700 to Harrah Vet, (on top of the last $1800) for Coggins, and $1500 to Goldendale), there is still a balance of $2500 to pay off. Thank you Janet for your amazing donation of $1000 for the vet bill at Goldendale.

Mia needs x-rays. She is spunky, bossy and doing well, but we are still not sure about her legs. Doc said bring her in for x-rays. Sadly I need to pay off the $2500 bill at Goldendale first.

I need funds to purchase the band, get them vetted, get the boys we have gelded, transport them home and buy groceries for everyone.

PLEASE HELP ME SAVE THIS FAMILY!

Thank you for your continuing support. Together we are saving so many lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
C/O Melody LeBeau
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

BELOW: Meet Betty. This beautiful filly is looking for her forever home!

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Colorado wild horses need your voice RIGHT NOW!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Right now the Sand Wash Basin wild horses in Colorado need YOU to be their voice. This iconic herd is currently in the BLM’s crosshairs and the emergency roundup will begin in just two days, on September 1st.

The BLM’s decision to deploy helicopters in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) is driven by the claim that the drought is so extreme that 733 wild horses must be permanently removed, BUT on the ground, recent rains have filled watering holes and rejuvenated vegetation growth. Most importantly, the wild horses remain in good body condition.

In short, there is no drought emergency in the HMA to justify displacing nearly 90% of the herd by stampeding and capturing them in a helicopter roundup that will rob hundreds of horses of their freedom and families, and cost many their lives.

Time is short, so please take action NOW to ask the BLM to halt the roundup, drop the emergency designation, and work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop a humane long-term management plan to protect the Sand Wash herd.

 

TAKE ACTION

 

Thanks for your support,

AWHC Rapid Response

My time on Nevada’s Virginia Range

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

I’m Tracy — a Project Coordinator and Virginia Range volunteer for the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC).

I joined AWHC to help manage fertility control data and other projects on the Virginia Range. This range might sound familiar … that’s because it’s where AWHC operates the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses!

AWHC’s PZP fertility control program has proven that there is a humane way to manage wild horse populations that doesn’t require mass roundups, crowded holding corrals, dangerous sterilization, or slaughter. And being able to contribute to this historic initiative … well that has been the experience of a lifetime!

I’ve truly cherished my time working on the range — so much so that my volunteer responsibilities continue to evolve and expand! Not only do I manage the PZP database, I am on the range working as a spotter and documenter alongside PZP darters too! I also serve as a member of the Technical Large Animal Rescue team, so I’m always on call to help the Virginia Range wild horses!

I’ve grown to love each of these beautiful animals. So much so, that I’ve dedicated my time to helping nurse rescued, orphaned foals back to health so that they can be adopted out to loving families. My husband and I even adopted two mustangs from the Virginia Range! 

The work AWHC is doing to protect the lives of America’s wild horses and burros is oh so important. These majestic animals are under almost-constant attacks and so it is up to us to stand up for the rights of wild horses and burros.

I have the opportunity to see firsthand how AWHC is protecting the rights and lives of America’s wild horses and burros. So, I wanted to ask — will you make a donation of whatever you can afford today to help fuel the important work AWHC is doing?

DONATE TODAY

Thanks for your support,

Tracy Wilson
AWHC Virginia Range Project Coordinator

CHILLY PEPPER – We have water! Meet the kids in VC, NV

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

PTL! We have water at Chilly Pepper in NV.

We ended up spending a little over $3500 for the new pump, wiring, pipes n even improved the water lines a little bit.

So many folks stepped up to try n help. Thank you to everyone who donated to help with the well, etc.

We are now working on the hay, rescue supplies and vet bills. I was told I need to pick up more horses in a couple days

Sadly Delgado is still a stallion. He is only the 2nd one I have watched in over 23 years, work himself up so much that the drugs wouldn’t work. We ended on a very quiet note, but now Doc has to come out again. It actually turned into quite the training session.

Anyone in NV who would like to meet Mia & Ford in person, come join us for some Sunshine & Smiles next to Piper’s in Virginia City between 3-5 on Friday. (Friday 27th)

Thank you for your continuing support. Together we are saving so many lives.

Please check out the New Adoption page! We have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
PO Box 233
12965 Green Saddle Drive
Golconda, NV 89414

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.) Due to a facebook glitch, I am actually blocked off the old page, so we started a brand new, improved one.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

BELOW: Meet Betty. This beautiful filly is looking for her forever home!

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

CHILLY PEPPER – Urgent help needed! NO WATER at the rescue The horses need your help now!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

When it rains it pours.

We have NO water at our rescue in Nevada. The pump has burned out. The cost to locate the well, (no one has any idea where it actually is), replace the pump and get the water going will be anywhere from $1,900 to $4,000 depending on whether we need to rent an excavator, and how long it takes to actually get water. As for now we will be paying folks to truck it in.

(Luckily our ladies who take care of the rescue while I am not there have made sure the horses are ok up to this point.)

It is past time to order a load of hay before supplies run out and the prices jump even higher. We are looking at a truck load around $6500 for the NV horses. As most everyone knows, there is a critical hay shortage and it is imperative we get what we need for winter now while there is still hay available.

I am on standby for some extremely emaciated mustangs. Their range has zero feed and almost no water. They are supposed to be coming for the next couple months. The pictures I was sent were extremely hard to look at and many of them are literally at death’s door. I need to stock up on supplies for the care they will need. At this time I am loading up the trailer with milk, pellets, electrolytes, meds etc. I have no idea how many or exactly when they will call. I was just asked to be ready and on stand by.

Please check out the New Adoption page! Due to technical difficulties, I have been blocked (glitches anyone???). So we now have a new and improved page. I know folks enjoy sharing the horses and their progress with all of you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies can be sent to

Palomino
PO Box 233
12965 Green Saddle Drive
Golconda, NV 89414

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our NEW Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.) Due to a facebook glitch, I am actually blocked off the old page, so we started a brand new, improved one.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

BELOW: Meet Betty. This beautiful filly is looking for her forever home!

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_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Footage of the Onaqui herd release … you won’t want to miss it

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

A few weeks ago, I, along with several other AWHC representatives, had the opportunity to attend the release of 123 of the 435 wild horses captured during the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) roundup in the Onaqui Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah the month prior.

While our hearts break for the 312 who will never see freedom again, we want to pause and recognize the significance of the return of these beloved wild horses — including 58 mares, 60 stallions, and 5 foals — to their home on our public lands. This brings the population in the Onaqui HMA to approximately 210 horses — the high end of the “appropriate” management level (AML). This is a departure from BLM policy, which generally aims to reduce horse and burro populations to low AMLs.

Watching these horses released to freedom was exhilarating, especially after seeing so many wild horses lose their freedom over the last decade. It is a memory I will cherish for a lifetime. Kimerlee Curyl, noted wild horse photographer and AWHC spokesperson, was with me on that day and recorded some footage that I want to share with you: 

The release wasn’t perfect. Three mares scheduled to be returned to the range became sick in the holding pens and died. A fourth mare is recovering in a BLM holding pen. One mare released to the range was observed to be sick and was euthanized hours after being freed. The BLM has yet to release the cause of the illness. Other released horses are being monitored for potential sickness. As soon as AWHC receives more information, we’ll be sure to let you know.

It’s important to remember that these tragedies are not the fault of any individual BLM employees, all of whom tried their best to ensure the safety of the horses. Instead, they are the inevitable outcome of a system that relies on capturing and penning these iconic wild animals instead of protecting them and managing them humanely in the wild.

AWHC fought hard against the Onaqui roundup and we continue to oppose helicopter roundups as a means of population control. But we were able to find common ground with the BLM on the return of some of the captured horses to the wild. 

The BLM allowed AWHC to designate a representative to be onsite at the trap during the roundup to identify horses and we were proud to partner with the Onaqui Catalogue Foundation (OCF) to get this job done. AWHC, OCF, and the Wild Horses of America Foundation also provided recommendations to the BLM on criteria for returning horses to the range based on genetic viability, social bonds, and the welfare of the more senior horses in the herd. This input was considered by the BLM when making the final release decisions.

Most importantly, BLM Utah has committed to working with us and others to ensure that this is the last helicopter roundup that will ever take place in the Onaqui Herd Management Area. 

We take the BLM at its word and will work with our partners and the agency to make this goal a reality. 

Over 300 of the Onaqui horses remain in BLM holding facilities and will be placed up for adoption and sale in an online auction beginning October 12. It’s our job to speak up for the wild horses of this cherished herd along with the thousands of other wild horses and burros that are rounded up year after year and we invite you to join us.

If you’re with us in the fight for freedom for America’s wild horses and burros, will you make a donation to AWHC to fuel our work today?

DONATE

Thank you,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

P.S. Check out our blog documenting the event for more information and footage of the Onaqui release!

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