I have some wonderful news to announce! All donations on this fundraiser are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. The American Wild Horse Institute (www.AmericanWildHorseInstitute.org) has been granted 501c3 tax exempt status by the IRS.
The American Wild Horse Institute (AWHI) is devoted to preserving, studying and educating the public about American Wild Horses. AWHI is involved in the Eco-Sanctuary project. Enclosed is a copy of the IRS letter.
I want to thank everyone helping the WY14™ Herd who has been generous even when nonprofit status was in question. Protect Mustangs will be filing the application for 501c3 nonprofit status too. I will keep you posted.
Please HELP the WY14™ Herd with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation for their April board and security. Click here to DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/MustangPasture4-16 Thank you!
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All donations on this fundraiser are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The American Wild Horse Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization and we are so grateful!
The WY14™ send you their LOVE and Blessings. They are so grateful you are helping them! Thank you and Bless you!
With great love,
Volunteer Executive Director
Come grow with us: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanWildHorseInstitute.org/
AMERICAN WILD HORSE INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 5661
Berkeley, Ca. 94705
March 19 2016
Dear Friends of the WY14™,
Today marks the sad 2-year anniversary of the stealth BLM roundup at the request of the Wyoming Livestock Board that sent the majority of wild horses to slaughter for human consumption abroad. You can see what the BLM's stealth roundup must have been like in this video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF49csCB9qM
The whole herd, from near Greybull Wyoming—on the way to the Pryor Mountains, was sent to a slaughter auction. The Canadian slaughterhouse bought everyone in the herd except for 4 tiny foals. All of the members of the wild herd over the age of 2 ended up slaughtered for human consumption abroad.
Please light a candle in their memory.
Mark Boone Junior and I are grateful to have been of service rescuing everyone under the age of 2. These are the fourteen youngsters are known as the Wyoming 14™ (WY14™). They are growing up now. . .
In 2 years they have gone from the horrible roundup to the slaughterhouse yard, the neutral zone, layovers and to the Eco-Pasture with plans for them to live on the Eco-Sanctuary once it’s ready.
Please help the WY14™ stay in their 250+ acre rented Eco-Pasture now with a donation for their board & security.They need to continue healing from the trauma of the roundup and loss of their families. Everyone in their herd--over the age of 2--was slaughtered for human consumption abroad. The youngsters felt the loss--especially the ones who were still nursing : (
Because of the haters and the stalkers, as of February 26th we've had to enlist an armed security guard for $1000. a month. He is basically doing a favor. His fee breaks down to $34 a day so he can just cover his costs. He has already caught one trespasser and prevented other incidents. God bless him.
Haters who are PRO-SLAUGHTER, PRO-PZP, PRO-STERILIZATION and PRO-EXPERIMENT advocates plus jealous haters are trying to disguise their hate group as a “watchdog” group. Alleged horse advocates are now working with PRO-SLAUGHTER advocates to libel/slander us because they want to interfere with our mission to preserve wild horses. The haters want to cause damage and harm for various reasons. We have consulted with lawyers, have alerted the authorities and will protect our ability to carry out the organization's work.
Enclosed is the letter from the vet who inspected the WY14™ in response to malicious and false allegations as well as vicious lies spread around Facebook by haters. Dr. Peck D.V.M. started working with BLM wild horses in the 80s and now works with many groups, organizations, etc. who rescue wild horses. Dr. Peck says, "...I would grade the condition of these horses as excellent. They appeared very healthy and showed no signs of malnutrition." and "In my years of experience, this horse holding area is the best I have seen.”
Please help make a donation to keep them in the Eco-Pasture: https://www.gofundme.com/MustangPasture4-16
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Transparent Costs: The Wyoming 14™’s April eco-pasture rental is $2,500. (GFM/WP takes about a 10% fee on top so we are including the $250 fee here). Security is $1000. a month (GFM/RP takes about $100 so it’s included). The total is $3,850. If there is any extra money that comes in, it will be used only for the WY14™--to buy things they need like grain for example. The 250+ acre natural eco-pasture is helping the WY14™ so much because it resembles their natural habitat and is slowly helping to bring them back into balance.
The WY14™ herd will live in the Eco-Sanctuary once it is ready. At that point we can have visitors for events, etc. Right now we are looking for land and donors for the sanctuary. Please contact us if you would like to help create the eco-sanctuary. Our email is [email redacted] We are developing our business plan and natural herd management plan with experts to avoid inbreeding and enrich the planet with a sustainable, biodiverse program. Once we have 501c3 status, we can apply for grants. Right now we are a California non-profit organization.
Your donations are going directly to the WY14™ April pasture board and security. Feel free to contact me with any questions at Contact@ProtectMustangs or by mail to:
Volunteer Executive Director
P.O. Box 5661
Berkeley, CA 94705
Thank you for helping the youngsters survive after the horrible roundup and slaughter of their Wyoming herd (Dry Creek). The eco-pasture is helping them heal in so many ways. You can see what the BLM's stealth roundup must have been like in the video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF49csCB9qM
God bless all the good people who help the WY14™ and are their extended family. That means you.
The WY14™ are so thankful their friends are helping them. They send you their love and blessings forever. Please keep them in your prayers.
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