Horse Rescue Help | Orphaned Foals From the Wild Mustang Slaughter!

October 05, 2018 1 Comment

Horse Rescue Help | Orphaned Foals From the Wild Mustang Slaughter!

10% of all sales in October 2018 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 I haven’t felt in a long while. 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 initially 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 and wild burrows 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 roundup 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 if they weigh less than 400 pounds. 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 wild, 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 are in a panic and left alone to fend for themselves. Death is inevitable 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 roundup of mustangs. Typically, roundup season is over, but not this year. Equiderma wants to help, and it is my hope we will all band together. That's where your generosity comes in to play..

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 the horse's contribution to the advancement of humanity and the lack of respect they get is enormous. The fact that people are making a living off the slaughter of our wild horses and our government allows it makes my heart bleed. It is unacceptable that the US government allows this horrific cruelty. The frustration I feel is overwhelming. As Equiderma grows, we will do more... As God as my witness - we will help 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 support is daunting. For me, it is who God sends me. I made a promise 25 years ago that I would help whatever animal comes 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, time and other resources necessary to continue this great mission are staggering. I hope you will help if you can and also share this email to bring awareness of this horror show going on.

Today I learned that of the 150,000 US horses sent to slaughter every year, 80% of them are wild mustangs. The 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 roundups, but many of us never stopped to imagine what happens to the foals... The living, innocent by-product is left behind if they are lucky.

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 happening to America's wild horses.

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.

To donate directly to Chilly Pepper, please visit: https://www.chillypepper.org/donate--support.html

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 regular roundup season should be over, but they continue to roundup 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 roundups continue and the babies keep coming.

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 $3000.00. 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 the 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 can 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.

Bethany Padgett Signiture




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Carla sheets

October 09, 2018

Can the babies be adopted out so safe home.

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