Solving a mystery, where are all these foals coming from???

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  1. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    Email From Equiderma....

    10% of all sales the month of October will go to Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Rescue. Please help them!

    These babies have been through more horror than any horse should see in a lifetime. Some of them are only a month or two old. We had hoped to be able to slowly raise funds and make ready for next springs round up - However, the round ups continue and so do the babies.

    This is so overwhelming. I have been told "you can just say no". No, I can't. It is not in me. When I look at a baby who is innocent, terrified, starving I can't say let it die, because it came at inconvenient time. Knowing their beautiful mothers are literally on a truck, on their way to a horrific and painful death, the least I can do is honor them and provide a home and love for their babies. I cannot say no their orphans.

    -Palomino Armstrong

    Dear Equiderma Family,

    I am writing this with a heaviness of heart and tears in my eyes. I hope you will take the time to read it. Through a recent conversation with a veterinarian/customer of ours, I learned of the plight of Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Rescue, and the mustang foals in their care. I know many of you would rather not know of this ugliness and I am sorry if this email offends any one of you.

    As you know we were originally going to donate to a different rescue this month but I have decided to give our donation to a more immediate need. The mustang foals at Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang. If any of you have a problem with this please contact me directly at - bethany@equiderma.com

    Chilly Pepper's area of focus is rescuing mustang foals whose mothers have been a part of the round up of wild horses headed DIRECTLY to slaughter. No auction stop off for them. Many of these mares have foals by their side. Thankfully, regulations prevent these foals from being added as meat sources to the slaughter trucks. That's where Chilly Pepper and Palomino Armstrong, director of Chilly Pepper (yes, that's her name) come in. Without Palomino's intervention these babies would be left behind at the mercy of the wilds, without care or concern for their fate. Imagine if you can, the confusion, terror and horror these foals and their dams go through. Their babies ripped from their sides, as they're forced onto a truck and torn away. Their foals in a panic and left alone to fend for themselves. Death is certain without the intervention of kind hearts like Palomino's, her husband and people like us to help.

    Chilly Pepper is in immediate need of shelter and other supplies for the new foals brought in from the ongoing round up of mustangs. Typically, round up season is over, but not this year. Equiderma wants to help and it is my hope we can all band together and help. That's where you come in...

    I just got off the phone with Palomino. That conversation will keep me choked up for days to come. The anger I feel when I consider of the horse's contribution to the advancement of mankind and the lack of respect they get is huge. That there are people making a living off the slaughter of our wild horses, and the fact that our government allows it, makes my heart bleed. It is unacceptable that this kind of cruelty is sanctioned by the US government. The frustration I feel in the face of this cruelty is overwhelming. As Equiderma grows we will do more... As God as my witness - we will change the plight of suffering horses in a big way. I realize that animal and human suffering goes on all around us. Deciding who to help is daunting. For me, it is who God sends me. I made a promise 25 years ago that I would help whatever animal is sent my way. I have held to that promise... Through Kaia Soren, DVM. , (Chilly Pepper's veterinarian) Chilly Pepper has been sent to my heart and now to yours. I learned they have up to 80 orphans in their care at any given time. The cost and time necessary to continue this great mission is staggering. I hope you will help if you can and also share this email to bring awareness of this horror show our government allows.

    Today I learned that of the 150,000 US horses sent to slaughter every year, 80% of them are wild mustangs. These mustangs are highly prized because their meat is considered "organic" and that's why they are in such high demand. We have all heard of the mustang round ups, but many of us never stopped to imagine what happens to the foals... the living, innocent by product. Today I got an up close and heart wrenching report of that.

    You may say " why doesn't she stick to selling products"? It's because Equiderma is not just about selling products and never has been. There is a much loftier goal. Equiderma's sole (soul) purpose is helping alleviate the suffering of horses. I will not turn a blind eye to the cruelty America's wild horses and their babies face.

    The letter below explains the immediate need. It is my earnest hope that you will join with me to help. 10% of our sales this entire month will go directly to helping these foals. We will be sending them a check every 7 days.

    Whether you choose to donate directly or through re-stocking your Equiderma supplies - please help in some way, if you can. Every dollar counts.

    Her Letter-

    From Palomino Armstrong

    Bethany,

    "The new nursery is NOT set up. There are only a few panels and no shelter. Right now the winds are blowing 40 miles an hour and we need to save the rest of the babies and set up a new nursery. The normal round up season should be over, but they continue to round up these beautiful souls, non-stop, which means more orphaned foals. The new nursery was not supposed to be open yet, but babies do not come at our convenience, and this is an emergency situation.

    These babies have been through more horror than any horse should see in a lifetime. Some of them are only a month or two old. We had hoped to be able to slowly raise funds and make ready for next springs round up - However, the round ups continue and so do the babies.

    This is so overwhelming. I have been told "you can just say no." No, I can't. It is not in me. When I look at a baby who is innocent, terrified, starving I can't say let it die, because it came at inconvenient time. Knowing their beautiful mothers are literally on a truck, on their way to a horrific and painful death, the least I can do is honor them and provide a home and love for their babies. I cannot say no their orphans.

    We can purchase, insulate and prepare a nursery building similar to the ones we use in Nevada for our nursery and critical care units, for about $3000. That would enable us to set it up exactly as it should be. The weather is changing fast and it is critical that we have the proper facilities so we can provide the care they need.

    WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP FROM THE FRONT LINES. Each of us can make a difference for these innocent souls. We thank all of you who donate, send your prayers, and share this information. You are part of our Chilly Pepper Family. We will do the hard work if we have the funding".

    Palomino

    https://www.chillypepper.org/meet-the-rescues.html

    https://www.facebook.com/palominohoneybandit/

    I send this letter with utmost respect for all of you. No matter where you stand on the issue of horse slaughter or the plight of America's wild horses, if this touches your heart like it did mine, and you are able to help, please do. If only the doomed mares of these babies could know that Palomino was there to save their babies. What a comfort that would be...

    I send this letter with a prayer for more compassion. Every act of kindness gets us a little closer to a world where no broken heart is left behind.

    Faithfully Yours,

    CEO, Bleeding heart, Chief cook and bottle washer - Equiderma.
     
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  2. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Well this is certainly **** poor management but I sure wish they would not refer to these horses as mustangs. They are not and never have been and referring to them as such makes folks think mustangs, the real mustangs that fall under the protection of the wild horse and burro act, are being rounded up and sent to slaughter.

    It seems these are horses being gathered from reservations? Conditions being what they are in a lot of the country, I'm sure they need to thin the herds. Too bad they will not round them all up once and for all and end this cycle.
     
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  3. meljean

    meljean Senior Member

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    UPDATE...this is still going on...loads are coming in at about 2 weeks it seems, on the down low now and not on FB.

    I am seeing CL ads in northern MI as well, and believe those are foals from same situation.
     
  4. reicheru

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    Wait wait wait.... these people are taking on babies without even proper shelter? It's one thing to be a bleeding heart sucker (yeaaaah... I can be one of those) but to not even have shelter for these poor creatures and taking on more is just disgusting.
     
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  5. meljean

    meljean Senior Member

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    There was a load of foals in KS in September I have been told, state vet was involved with that load, will do a FOIA request and see what I get.

    Also have been told there were 2 loads shipped into MO also in September.

    And saw some that I think are also from same place in northern MI too.
     

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