Equine Welfare News Archive

Day 27 – Farm Animals Get Happy Endings too!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Remember Easton? Counting down 28 days left in 2017

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Senate Passes Tax Bill, Moves to “Conference” to Negotiate Final Package

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

Senate Passes Tax Bill, Moves to “Conference” to Negotiate Final Package

Senators scrambled Saturday, December 2, to muster the necessary 51 votes to pass its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, effectively laying down a marker to jump start negotiations with the House of Representatives on a final package.  While details related to the senate bill continue to emerge, please see the below highlights of key provisions that will impact the equine industry.  Many of these provisions diverge from the House-passed version and could be subject to changes during the House and Senate conference, which congressional leadership will organize this week:

Business Provisions

  • Corporate Tax Rate: The senate bill delays reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% until 2019. By contrast, H.R. 1 provides an immediate corporate tax cut, effective in 2018.  Lawmakers will have to bridge this gap during the conference committee.
  • Small Business:  The senate vehicle establishes a 23% deduction for small business income of “pass-thru entities,” or small companies which opt to pay taxes under the individual rate.  Senators included this deduction to address concerns from lawmakers who claimed that previous versions of the bill did not create sufficient tax relief for small business.
  • Expensing: While the House bill and a previous version of the senate vehicle provided 100% bonus depreciation, the final senate bill appears to modify treatment of bonus depreciation to “phase down … the percentage from 100% by 20% per calendar year.”  AHC largely supports the House treatment of expensing, which according to Hill sources, includes a broad legislative definition to allow full expensing of horses.
  • Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) – According to Hill sources, the senate vehicle preserves a 20% corporate, alternative minimum tax.  The House bill repeals the unpopular provision altogether, laying the groundwork for a major discussion point during negotiations for a final package.
  • Name and Logo Royalties:  The senate bill strikes a provision from a previous version of the bill that treated “name and logo royalties” as unrelated business taxable income.
  • Wagering Losses:  A previous version of the senate bill states that it amends the existing tax code provision that addresses treatment of gambling winnings, without specifying how.   The current senate vehicle does not appear to clarify this provision, which AHC will continue to monitor.
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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

Ears the news…

I hope everyone had a lovely, relaxing Thanksgiving. I certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks to you, our loyal contributors, Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue has found great new homes for 36 animals so far this year!  We exist to help long ears in need and your financial gift makes this possible.

a lazy day at the rescue

Your donation is very important to us as it offers immediate resources that go directly to the current needs of the animals and the rescue itself. We have one, amazing paid farm hand, everything else is done by volunteers.

Hannah with her assistant, Daisy… sporting the shades.

Your gift of $500.00 will make a long term impact on the animals in our care. Please send a donation today to help us meet our annual fund raising goal of $35,000.00. You, our loyal supporters are the reason we celebrated our tenth year of running Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue as a 501 c-3 non-profit donkey and mule rescue this September. We could not do what we do without YOU!

Please take part in making this year’s fund raiser a success. You can mail a check to SYALER, 23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH or make a payment via PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button.

I thank you very much in advance.

Warm regards,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sapphire’s Story, counting down 29 days left in 2017

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Deck the Stalls for 2018 – Dayton

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Deck the Stalls for 2018

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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In Time for the Holidays: New Wild Horse Apparel

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We are so excited to announce the launch of three AWHC apparel designs just in time for the holidays! With dozens of styles and colors to choose from these are sure to please the wild horse advocate in your life!

Order by December 6th, for delivery by December 24th.

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2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to America’s horse farms. Mailing in phases, all census questionnaires should be received by late December. If you do not receive a questionnaire this year, or have not received one ever, but wish to be included, you can sign up at https://www.agcounts.usda.gov/legacy0/cgi-bin/counts. Producers can respond online at www.agcensus.usda.gov or by mail. The American Horse Council encourages all qualified operations to participate and be counted. The deadline to respond is February 5, 2018.

Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by trade associations, researchers, policymakers, extension educators, agribusinesses, and many others. The data can play a vital role in community planning, farm assistance programs, technology development, farm advocacy, agribusiness setup, rural development, and more. This information may provide a critical snapshot of the equine industry that, when coupled with the AHC Economic Impact Study, will provided the evidence needed to affect important change here in Washington D.C.

For more information, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.

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American Horse Council Efforts to Address ELD Mandate

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Efforts to Address ELD Mandate

Over the past months the American Horse Council (AHC) has reached out to the equine community to determine the potential impact of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device mandate. Based on the information received, the AHC, in collaboration with the rest of the animal agriculture community, has requested that the Department of Transportation (DOT) grant a one-year enforcement delay followed by a waiver and limited exemptions from compliance with the December 18, 2017 implementation date for the Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service (HOS). Additionally, we requested that the DOT address the significant problems with the mandate that will occur if the compliance deadline is not extended. The welfare, safety, and health of the animals in transit, together with the safety of other drivers on the road, are top priorities for the equine industry and its enthusiasts.

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Farewell to Our Guy, Magic

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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MAGIC (~1994 – 11/29/2017)

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”

– Elizabeth Berg

Magic, Oh Magic

Oh, how I wish we could work a little Magic for you, sweet boy.

You came to us in tatters, but no matter how hard we tried, time and again, you wouldn’t fixed.

The year turned had just 2014.  You and you’re girl, Love, what a pair.  Together, abandoned and neglected.  Left to fend for yourselves.  Not only malnourished, but many aggressive sarcoids and a squamous cell carcinoma.  Fifteen in all was bad enough, but the conditions made them difficult to see.

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We can’t thank you enough

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Yesterday went better than we ever could have hoped.

Across the country, supporters like you stepped up on Giving Tuesday in a huge way. We blew through our initial $25,000 goal, and got almost 1,000 individual donations. And because of our matching gift, all of those gifts will go twice as far.

We can’t thank you enough for your support — and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time. Your donations will fuel these critical programs to save wild horses and burros:

Litigation: Right now, our legal team is defending wild horses in two federal appellate court cases. We’re fighting to uphold our lower court victories against a rancher lawsuit seeking roundup and slaughter of Utah wild horses and the BLM’s attempts to destroy the Saylor Creek wild horse population in Idaho bysurgically sterilizing every stallion and mare living there. 

On the ground: As you read this, the AWHC team is in the field to document a BLM helicopter roundup underway today in Utah. We’re showing the world what’s happening to our wild horses and burros in these remote regions of the West, and we’re generating the public support necessary to stop our government’s cruel treatment of these national icons.

Advocacy: Our wild horses deserve the best possible representation in the halls of Washington, and that’s just what our bipartisan legislation team is doing — making sure that policies affecting wild horses are evidence-based, humane, and strictly enforced.

We can’t do this work without you. Thank you again for your support this Giving Tuesday and every day.

Sincerely,

Suzanne & the AWHC Team

PS. Didn’t get a chance to give yesterday? You can still chip in today to defend wild horses.

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CHR 2017 Holiday Open House

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The following is from Colorado Horse Rescue:

Join Us For a Day of Fun!

Bring the whole family and celebrate the Holiday Season with CHR. Get some early holiday shopping done in the gift shop and gourmet market and check out some great deals in our thrift store. Sip on hot cider while you tour the rescue and visit the horses.

S C H E D U L E   O F   E V E N T S

10 – 11am:   Holiday Photos with a CHR Horse 

11am:  Training Demo with Sarah Hofkamp

1 – 2pm:  Volunteer Costume Riding Demonstration

2:30 – 3:30pm:   Holiday Photos with a CHR Horse 

See You There!

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Giving Tuesday Update: emergency matching fund

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

— Thanks to a huge outpouring of support, we’ve hit our $25,000 Giving Tuesdaygoal. Now, a major donor has agreed to provide an EMERGENCY match of $10,000 more — if we can reach that goal before midnight.

Can you pitch in right now to help us raise $10,000 and unlock this emergency matching gift to fuel our work for wild horses and burros across the country?

Thanks,

Suzanne


 

Today is Giving Tuesday, and right now our team is on the ground in Utah to document an abusive government roundup. Starting tomorrow, helicopters will hunt down and trap wild horses, robbing them of the two things they value most: family and freedom. Worse, the lives of every one of these proud mustangs is in danger, thanks to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to kill and sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range.

A generous AWHC donor has agreed to match all contributions up to our Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. That means you can double your money by making a contribution by midnight tonight!

At AWHC, we’re working nonstop to keep wild horses and burros free and safe and to defeat attempts by the BLM to slaughter them.

Last week, we achieved a major victory in that battle when the Senate rejected BLM’s lethal plans. But earlier this year, the House passed a spending bill that would allow BLM to kill tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. That means the fight goes on as Congress negotiates to reconcile the two versions of the bill.

We need your help to carry this battle over the finish line. Make your first gift of the year go twice as far and help us unlock this $25,000 matching gift. Give a tax-deductible gift of just $10 or more before midnight and DOUBLE your impact.

In honor of Trey, the tiny pinto foal who was roped, hogtied, captured and separated from his mother at last year’s BLM roundup in the Cedar Mountains … and in honor of all the foals being captured right now in Utah, never again to feel the security of family or the freedom of the open range… please make your Giving Tuesday gift today.

Together, we can build a better future for our magnificent wild horses and burros. Thank you.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

Photo by Caroline Christie

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#GivingTuesday is Here!!! Help Us Make A Difference!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Today we celebrate giving!  All About Equine is participating in this years #givingtuesday campaign.  We hope you can join us today and help make a difference!  This global day of giving is designed to give back to our communities and help those around us!  Be the change you want to see in the world and help AAE make a difference in the lives of our horses!  This year our goal is $2500.  This will help with ongoing operational costs including, feed, farrier and veterinarian costs for our horses, as well as needed maintenance.
OUR HORSES NEED YOU!

We can’t do this without your support and we THANK YOU for all you do!

#GivingTuesday is here!

Please take time to visit our website or Facebook page to make a donation.

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Help the UHC Jump Start 2018!

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The following is from UHC:

Will you help the Unwanted Horse Coalition on this #GivingTuesday?

For the second year in a row, the UHC is participating in #GivingTuesday, but this time in two different ways!

1. Donate to the UHC to help support our popular Operation Gelding program, which provides materials, guidance, and financial support to organizations that wish to host low or  no-cost gelding clinics. Our goal is to raise $2,000 which will allow us to provide funding for one clinic, or up to 20 vouchers for individual horse owners in need. Donate $20.18 to help us start 2018 off on a good note-Donate today!

2. Help support your favorite 501c3 equine welfare organization for a chance to win them $500 in Operation Gelding vouchers by participating in our second annual #UNselfie contest on Facebook. To do this, take an #UNselfie with a previously “uwanted” horse, or a photo of that horse, while holding a sign with the name or logo of the 501c3 equine welfare organization you want to support on #GivingTuesday. We have extended the deadline to enter and the contest will run until midnight on November 28th. Photos can be posted on the original Facebook post here. 

The UHC operates underneath the auspices of the American Horse Council Foundation. We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 52-1760034.

Yes, I want to help the UHC on #GivingTuesday!

 

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Double your money to help wild horses this Giving Tuesday

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Today is Giving Tuesday, and right now our team is on the ground in Utah to document an abusive government roundup. Starting tomorrow, helicopters will hunt down and trap wild horses, robbing them of the two things they value most: family and freedom. Worse, the lives of every one of these proud mustangs is in danger, thanks to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to kill and sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range.

A generous AWHC donor has agreed to match all contributions up to our Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. That means you can double your money by making a contribution by midnight tonight!

At AWHC, we’re working nonstop to keep wild horses and burros free and safe and to defeat attempts by the BLM to slaughter them.

Last week, we achieved a major victory in that battle when the Senate rejected BLM’s lethal plans. But earlier this year, the House passed a spending bill that would allow BLM to kill tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. That means the fight goes on as Congress negotiates to reconcile the two versions of the bill.

We need your help to carry this battle over the finish line. Make your first gift of the year go twice as far and help us unlock this $25,000 matching gift. Give a tax-deductible gift of just $10 or more before midnight and DOUBLE your impact.

In honor of Trey, the tiny pinto foal who was roped, hogtied, captured and separated from his mother at last year’s BLM roundup in the Cedar Mountains … and in honor of all the foals being captured right now in Utah, never again to feel the security of family or the freedom of the open range… please make your Giving Tuesday gift today.

Together, we can build a better future for our magnificent wild horses and burros. Thank you.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

Photo by Caroline Christie

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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

Ears the news…

I apologize for the lack of newsletters. Between heading off to CA for the Donkey Welfare Symposium, coming home just long enough to unpack, wash my clothes and repack. I was then off to set up and (wo)man our booth at Equine Affaire along with great helpers Jennifer Molnar, Pamela Simmons, Joan Gemme, and Mike Dunham.  As always it was great to see many old friends who stop by every year to see what’s new for merchandise and to share stories of their donkey friends, many of whom were adopted from SYA! I also look forward to meeting new friends every year at this exhausting, but fun event.

Just before leaving I had a call about a very sad donkey named Sal. Sal’s person suffers from mental illness and had left his home for parts unknown leaving poor Sal behind. A kind neighbor called to see if Save Your Ass could help. Of course we were happy to take him in.  This poor fellow had not had his hooves trimmed in a very long time. They were sadly overgrown and misshapen.

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Baby horse hogtied, separated from mother by BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Giving Tuesday match: Give a gift of just $10 or more to protect wild horses by midnight on Tuesday and your donation will be DOUBLED.

Separated from his mother. Hog-tied. Penned. This just a glimpse of what happened to to Trey, a 2-month-old foal, during a horrific Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in Utah. Fortunately, Trey made it out — but not all horses are so lucky.

These kinds of roundups occur routinely on our public lands. Wild horses are being harassed, abused, and even killed. But we’re making a difference: by documenting BLM activity, by saving individual horses, by advocating for humane policies like fertility control, and by fighting to stop the BLM’s plan to slaughter these innocent and iconic animals.

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Be A Star for America’s Horses!

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The following is from the Equus Foundation:

Be A Star for America’s Horses!
It’s the Best Gift You Can Give!

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses – everyone can do something to ensure that America’s horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America’s horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors!

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign here

All it takes is $25 to help ensure that America’s horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.

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