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  • CHILLY PEPPER – MIRACLE MUSTANG – ONE broken leg, 3000 miles and 23 LIVES SAVED!!! by Y’all

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    The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

    Please forgive me if this is poorly written. I am sitting in the hospital (actually after care at Renown Skilled Nursing). There are some pain meds involved, so hopefully you will have patience with any grammatical errors.

    WOW – What an adventure. Matt and I were prepping to pick up the 14 babies y’all came through for. It was Sunday and we were maybe 10 minutes from pulling out of the driveway. I was in the office grabbing my purse when I took a step and “snap”. I had been on my crutches for about a week and my leg felt like it was going to snap every now and then. The last time it felt like this they had to add cadaver bone. I didn’t think it actually would break, but it did. Shown above you can see the initial hardware below the break.

    So instead of heading out with both trucks and trailers, we sat waiting for the ambulance to come. We still had to pull the babies, but obviously I wasn’t going anywhere. We immediately called my neighbor Ammy Gorsuch and she and her hubby came over right away. She would immediately take on providing Hope and Gypsum’s milk and their care.

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  • On the ground

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    I’m writing you today on-the-ground in Nevada where community organizations have been protesting outside the Governor’s office. 

    As you know, our organization was working with the the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, humane wild horse management program. Two weeks ago, it was abruptly halted. We know our opponents prefer slaughter to seeing success in humane birth control. 

    Help us fight back. ADD YOUR NAME —> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Tourism drives Nevada’s economy and we are the tourists who urge you to put science over politics. Keep humane wild horse management.

    It’s not too late to save this incredible program. Today, we’re presenting the results of the first year of humane birth control program. The results are overwhelmingly positive: at no cost to taxpayers, our partnership built a database of 2,700 Virginia Range horses, we prevented more than 146 births in 2017 using humane birth control, and we project more than 200 births will be prevented in 2018.

    There is no reason to halt this program. Earlier this year, the NDA Director noted how pleased he was with the program. The National Academy of Sciences recommends humane birth control. And our results in the field are validating that recommendation.

    Keep up the fight. With your help, we are optimistic about resuming work with the NDA to allow this very successful public-private partnership to continue.

    SIGN OUR PETITION: Keep the Virginia Range humane wild horse management program.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • If you don’t speak up for Mustangs, who will?

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    While we fight to save our humane mustang management program in Nevada, we cannot lose sight of the national issue.

    With Senate appropriations delayed and the timeline still uncertain, now isn’t the time to take a rest. Our opposition isn’t.

    Already, dozens of our supporters have recorded video messages to Congress. We created a heartfelt ad with your submissions — you can watch it now and then record your own!

    Our video tool lets you easily record a short video on your phone or laptop. It won’t take more than a few minutes, and the video will be sent directly to your members of Congress.

    We know you’ll have plenty to say but a few points we hope you’ll include:

    • Congress must maintain the longstanding prohibition on destroying healthy wild horses and burros and oppose any effort that would open the door to slaughter.
    • 80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of America’s wild horses.
    • The PZP birth control vaccine is a scientifically-proven, low-cost alternative that can used to humanely manage wild populations and maintain their wild free-roaming behaviors.

    So record your own video now. It’s really easy. It’ll take just a few minutes of your time. And it will help us cut through the clutter in Washington and be heard on this critical issue.

    For the horses,

    Grace Kuhn

    P.s. Camera shy? You can support us and help get ads like this up by donating here.

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  • National Equine Health Plan Published

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    The following is from the American Horse Council:

    National Equine Health Plan Published

    Valuable resource will help curtail risk of disease spread

    The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan.

    The horse industry is unique because horses are transported with more frequency than other livestock. It’s been seen firsthand how disease outbreaks cost the industry millions of dollars for the care of sick horses, implementation of biosecurity, and lost revenue in the form of cancelled or restricted commercial equine activities such as horseshows. In 2013, the industry felt it was time to step up and address the issue of the handling of disease outbreaks and the dissemination of information surrounding the outbreaks. This gave way to the creation of the NEHP that will outline the issues surrounding the prevention, diagnosis and control of diseases and the responsibilities and roles of the federal and state authorities and the industry.

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  • They pulled the plug

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Since 2013, our organization worked in concert with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, community-based wild horse management program. It has been an incredible private-public partnership using zero taxpayer funds to humanely manage the Virginia Range horses using birth control (PZP).

    In four short years, our program has effectively reduced the Virginia Range wild horse population (estimated at 3,000 horses) by 500 through humane birth control and rescue – without any horses going to the slaughter auction. We’ve spent over $400,000 to protect these cherished mustangs and our local coalition partners have contributed thousands of volunteer hours.

    Last week, the NDA terminated this successful program. Out of the blue. And there’s no explanation other than politics. Without our program, more horses will be born, more horses will be removed from the range and horses will go to the slaughter auction. 

    Will help us fight back? We can’t let the forces that want to slaughter wild horses win! 

    1. Call Governor Sandoval’s office at (775) 684-5670

    Tell him: I’m calling to ask Governor Sandoval to restore the Virginia Range Horse Cooperative Agreements with the American Wild Horse Campaign. Governor Sandoval should not turn his back on this successful community partnership that’s bringing private dollars and volunteer resources to protect public safety and humanely manage these cherished mustangs. Nevada taxpayers and these historic mustangs deserve better.

    2. ADD YOUR NAME –> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Keep community-based, humane wild horse management program.

    Our local coalition partners and Nevada citizens have been calling. They’ll be visiting the Governors office and holding events. Will you stand with them by calling and signing the petition today? 

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • 911 – 14 LIVES AT STAKE…… CAN WE SAVE THEM??? IT’S UP TO Y’ALL AGAIN….48 HOURS TO SAY YES OR NO….. 1

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    The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

    Above are some of the babies from the last trip.

    It’s Saturday, and we JUST NOW got a call from the shipper. We have 48 hours to be there to pick up a MINIMUM of 14 of this year’s babies.They will be older kids, but how do we say no, you need to ship them????

    So it is going to be up to y’all if, and how many, we can save. The last group was underfunded by about $2000, but luckily we received a grant from Giant Steps Foundation who covered the balance still owed for that rescue.

    They also gave us a grant for the additional nursery building we so desperately need, our wild horse chute and to help with hay. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU, GIANT STEPS FOUNDATION. However, these funds can ONLY be used for what they are specified for, and they are needed explicitly for those items.

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    The following is from the American Horse Council:

    Topic and Speakers Announced for 4th Quarter Webinar

    Tax Reform and its implications to be discussed

    The AHC is pleased to announce the topics and speakers for its 4th Quarter webinar, which will take place Monday, November 13th at 3:00 pm ET.

    “Will the grass be greener on the other side of Tax Reform?” will be the focus of the webinar, and will feature speakers Danielle Beck, Director of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA); Liz Minneman, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY); and Alex Waldrop, President & CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).

    The equine industry and its partners in the agriculture and small business sectors continue to engage Congress and the Administration on key elements of the GOP’s ‘unified framework for tax reform’ that was released on September 27. The AHC feels it is important to provide the industry with some detailed background information as to how this plan will affect them or their business, as well as get insights from other segments of the agriculture industry and Capitol Hill itself.

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  • More Than Twenty Horses Killed on a Colorado Ranch

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  • Utah’s Famed Wild Horses Need You

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Speak Up for Utah’s Famed Onaqui Mustangs

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking aim at one of the most unique and popular wild horse populations in the nation. Visitors travel from all over the world to see and photograph the wild horses of the Onaqui Mountains in Utah, due to their accessibility (close to Salt Lake City), unique herd dynamics, and the sheer beauty of these colorful and historic mustangs. But now the BLM is proposing to roundup and remove nearly 75% of this herd — more than 325 horses — instead of fully implementing a humane birth control program to stabilize population growth rates. If Congress approves the BLM’s lethal budget request, every horse removed from the Onaqui range will be in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter. There’s not a moment to waste – please weigh in today for humane alternatives to this destructive roundup plan! 

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  • ACTION ALERT- H-2B Visa Cap Relief

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    The following is from the American Horse Council:

    Contact your senator, and get worker visa cap relief today!

    This fall, the Senate continues to work on funding bills for FY2018 and put together a package which it must negotiate with the House of Representatives.  Current activity in the Senate has created a unique opportunity for AHC members to advocate for adoption of measures that will provide H-2B cap relief for America’s labor-strapped, seasonal businesses. 

    Please contact your senators today and urge them to support any provision that will provide H-2B visa cap relief within the context of FY2018 appropriations bills. 

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  • Slaughter postponed?

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    The Senate Appropriations votes have been delayed again — we believe now until next week. Despite the uncertainty regarding the schedule, one thing is for sure: we cannot let off the gas.

    The appropriations votes will decide if we preserve protections for wild horses or allow them to be killed and sold for brutal slaughter.

    We need you to keep up the pressure. Call, call, call. Email. Tweet.

    1) Click here to look up your Senators’ phone numbers. You can tell them: I strongly urge you to maintain protections for Wild Horses and Burros — and oppose any effort that would allow for the euthanizing, killing or slaughter of America’s wild horses. I am part of the 80% who opposes slaughter.

    2) After you call, you can send an email to your Senators on the same web-page.

    3) Pressure them on social media.

    If you’re on Twitter, please click the links below to reach out to the Chairs of the Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee:

    If you only have Facebook, search for your Senators Facebook pages, and leave a comment in a recent post. Tell them: I am with the 80% of Americans who say #NoHorseSlaughter. Maintain protections from killing and slaughter for America’s wild horses.

    We’ll keep you updated via email and on our Facebook page throughout the coming weeks.

    For the horses and burros,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • Update on Economic Impact Study

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    The following is from the American Horse Council:

    Update on the Economic Impact Study

    The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) would like to provide the industry with an update to its eagerly anticipated Economic Impact Study results.

    The AHC would like to thank all of our study contributors for first and foremost their generosity to helping us complete this important project. As many will recall, the survey was disseminated in June 2017 with initial deadline of August 1, 2017. After several weeks of data collection, the deadline was extended to September 4, 2017. The decision to extend the delay has consequently shifted the overall delivery schedule of the final report.  To ensure as comprehensive and thorough study as possible, the team also collected tax returns, past economic studies and industry surveys, and other data sources.

    The AHCF is anticipating an initial release of key points from the data around the end of November/beginning of December. A formal “unveiling” to announce the final results will be held on Capitol Hill with members of the Horse Caucus, which will most likely take place in January due to the holiday congressional break. Several other venues are being considered across the US to provide briefings.

    Fourteen states received breakout reports- California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin- of which the reports for each respective state will be finalized by the end of January/beginning of February. Each will receive an advance preview and insights into the results for their state as well.

    As with past studies, copies will be available for purchase on the AHC’s website in January 2018.

    If you have any questions, please contact the AHC atinfo@horsecouncil.org or 202-296-4031.
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  • 1 Stallion lost, Another one Saved – 10+ more lives on the line – URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR THOSE 10+

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    The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

    THE STALLION ABOVE IS SAFE AND ON THE WAY TO CHILLY PEPPER – MIRACLE MUSTANG!

    THANK YOU to each and every one of you who donated, sent prayers or shared our mission. It is an impossible task but because of your amazing hearts so many lives have been saved. (Proper thank you’s will be coming but it has been non-stop babies and rescue. Thank you for being patient.)

    11 More Lives were saved this last week. Sadly, upon arrival to pickup the horses we were told the Stallion had shipped. As tears slid down my face I wondered how it could hurt so badly to lose a horse you had never met. But the pain was real, and so was the overwhelm.

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  • WATCH: the choice

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Our team just produced a new web video to lay out the real choice for management of our wild horses and burros…. The choice between humane birth control and what the Bureau of Land Management has requested. Watch it now and then donate to help us promote it on Facebook and YouTube around Capitol Hill.

    Our opponents have been spreading lies: that there are too many horses on the range, that they’re starving, and that we have no choice but to round them up and kill them. Wrong. Wrong. And wrong.

    Wild horses only roam on a small percentage of protected public land. They are not starving. There aren’t too many of them. To make sure it stays that way, the best long-term management strategy is humane birth control — a policy recommended by the National Academy of Sciences.

    The U.S. Senate vote on this issue has been delayed again for at least another week. That gives us time to push out this video and keep up the pressure on Capitol Hill. It lays out the contrast in clear terms: horse slaughter is barbaric and costly. 80% of Americans oppose it.

    Every lawmaker should watch this and oppose any killing of our healthy wild horses and burros. Help us make sure that they do. 

    Please watch this video now and then donate $25, $50, or $100 to help us promote it on Capitol Hill and sustain this critically important fight. 

    Thank you for standing with us and our wild horses and burros. 

    Suzanne Roy

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  • Three fights at once

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    While we press the U.S. Senate to reject BLM’s request for slaughter and sue the BLM for illegal roundups, we have a third fight on our hands:

    Next week, the National BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meets for the first time since its outrageous vote last November to recommend that the BLM kill tens of thousands of innocent wild horses and burros.

    Our team will be there. But we need you to submit public comments to this committee now — so they know the American people reject their sham recommendation.

    Tell them now — send an email to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov.

    Please keep your comments respectful, but make it clear where you stand. Consider these points:

    • 80% of Americans oppose killing our wild horses and burros and support protecting them on our public lands.
    • The vote to slaughter mustangs is unconscionable and completely unjustified in light of the cost-effective, scientifically recommended PZP birth control vaccine, which can be used to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range.
    • This board is supposed to represent stakeholders that include the public, science, wild horse advocacy, environmental and wildlife concerns. It’s time for them to stop doing the bidding of the special interest livestock lobby, which is making tens of millions of dollars off the BLM’s mustang roundup program.

    We need to be heard because the Advisory Board members certainly aren’t speaking out on our behalf. The board ignored the overwhelming will of the American people AND the recommendations of the nation’s premier scientific body — the National Academy of Sciences — by voting to slaughter our American wild horses and burros. Only one member of this Advisory Board – our friend and colleague Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation – voted no.

    It’s time to let this board know that Americans will not stand for their disregard of the public will and the welfare of our iconic wild horses and burros.

    Email your comments right now to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov.

    Thanks for standing with us and our wild horses and burros,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • We won’t stop

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Not only is BLM pushing Congress for permission to slaughter America’s mustangs, it’s blatantly violating the law rounding them up right now in Wyoming

    We’re not backing down. Even as we push the U.S. Senate to stop slaughter, we’re fighting the feds’ illegal actions to destroy mustangs. Last week, we won two critical lawsuits to stop the Forest Service from shrinking wild horse habitat in California and the BLM from destroying an Idaho mustang herd by sterilizing every horse in it.

    And, last Friday, we filed suit in U.S. District Court Wyoming to stop the BLM from illegally rounding up hundreds more wild horses than authorized by pretending young horses born this year don’t count.

    We’re not going to let them get away with it, but we need your help.

    We’re winning, but these lawsuits are expensive. They’re draining our funds and our staff resources.

    Can you donate right now to help our legal and campaign teams stand up to the BLM?

    As the BLM prepares for a possible pro-slaughter policy, the roundups are increasing and intensifying. Alarmingly, the agency is sending captured mustangs to private feedlots in Idaho and Utah where they may never be seen again. Our latest lawsuit challenges that too.

    Our nation’s beautiful, majestic wild horses and burros deserve our protection, not helicopters rounding them up, shipping them out of public view to private holding pens, and putting every one of these innocent animals at risk of being brutally killed or slaughtered.

    Together, we’ll stop them. Please donate now.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne

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  • TONIGHT’S EMERGENCY CALL – 24 Hours to SAVE 11 ORPHAN BABIES & 2 Adults from SLAUGHTER

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    The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

    THE EMERGENCIES JUST KEEP COMING. About an hour ago I got the call, and it was even shorter notice than normal. We have 24 hours for Matt to get to Yakima and save 11 orphans and a mare & stallion.

    Our budget is completely tapped, but we have to try. I don’t want to be the one who says “no, we can’t get them, send them to slaughter”.

    It will cost roughly $3250 to save them, get the blood work for the Coggins test, the Health Certificate and the brand inspection. (The average cost is usually about $250 per horse including transporting them to NV). But this does NOT include any money for hay, grain or milk for the little ones.

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  • What’s your reason?

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    I wanted to let you know that the Senate action on whether to legalize wild horse and burro killing has been delayed another week. (Congress is on recess this week for Columbus Day.) The earliest that it will be considered is October 17

    This is great news, because it means we still have time to get those videos in to Congress! So please read Grace’s email below about our new video tool, which lets you easily record your own video on your phone or computer — and it will be automatically sent to your representatives and Senators. Please record now and tell Congress: no killing of America’s wild horses!

    www.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/record

    Thanks for standing up for our wild horses and burros.

    -Suzanne

    Today, we’re launching a new effort to convince Congress to maintain the longstanding prohibition on the destruction and slaughter of healthy wild horses and burros. We’ve called. We’ve emailed. Now, let’s send a personal video message about why we’re fighting to protect these national icons.

    With our new video tool you can easily record a short video that will be sent directly to your members of Congress. I just recorded mine — watch it now and then record your own.

    We know you’ll have plenty to say but a few points we hope you’ll include:

    • Congress must maintain the longstanding prohibition on destroying healthy wild horses and burros and oppose any effort that would open the door to slaughter.
    • 80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of America’s wild horses.
    • The PZP birth control vaccine is a scientifically-proven, low-cost alternative that can used to humanely manage wild populations and maintain their wild free-romaning behaviors.

    So record your own video now. It’s really easy. It’ll take just a few minutes of your time. And it will help us cut through the clutter in Washington and be heard on this critical issue.

    For the horses,

    Grace Kuhn

     

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  • Adoptable Pics, Big News, and Save the Dates!

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    The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

    Thank You!

    We cannot thank you enough for all of your support and generosity throughout the year. Thanks to you, we are making a difference for horses and humans every day!

    AAE thanks YOU, and all of the horses thank YOU!!

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    Be sure to read to the end.

    You will see photos of a lot of adoptables needing homes.

    You will read about some big news, horse updates, AAE needs to share, some important upcoming dates to add to your calendars, and more.

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  • 2018 Horse Industry Directory

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    The following is from the American Horse Council:

    AHC’s 2018 Horse Industry Directory in Production

    The American Horse Council (AHC) is in the process of updating its annual Horse Industry Directory. Continuing in 2018, the AHC will be offering the Directory in an interactive online format, complete with active advertising, website and social media links, email addresses, and search ability.

    The Horse Industry Directory contains over 1,200 listings that include breed registries, trail organizations, show and sport organizations, racing organizations, equine veterinary schools, equine research organizations, equine welfare organizations, equine publications, and state sources of information such as state department of agriculture, state trail organizations, and state veterinarians. No other publication provides this depth of resources and contact information for the equine industry!

    Advertising opportunities are now available, and information can be found on the AHC website, or by contacting Ashley Furst at afurst@horsecouncil.org. Advertising in the annual Directory is a great way for your equine business or product to be seen in front of every segment of the industry; over 1,000 Individuals and 150 Organizations representing every segment of the industry receive this Directory.

    Although the Directory will primarily be offered in an online format, we will be printing a VERY limited amount of hard copies. If you are interested in receiving a hard copy of the 2018 Directory, please fill out the order form here. All hard copy requests must be received no later than November 3, 2017.

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