Urgent Alert! Devil’s Garden wild horses need you

Cloud the Stallion watches over his territory. The Cloud Foundation.

Cloud the Stallion watches over his territory. The Cloud Foundation.


VIA THE CLOUD FOUNDATION

Devil’s Garden Horses and Adopters need your help!

Dear friends,

Nearly 1,000 Devil’s Garden wild horses captured in October’s round up are in danger of being sold for slaughter. Despite public opposition and California law, which makes it a felony to sell wild horses to slaughter, the Forest Service may get away with this heinous act.

To compound this tragedy, to date the Forest Service has destroyed 6 horses rounded up from Modoc National Forest after they showed signs of Pigeon Fever. While we know this is a curable illness that does not warrant death, the fact remains that it is a communicable disease – transmittable to adopters’ own livestock.

Despite deeming it serious enough to kill 6 animals, the Forest Service plans to move ahead with adoptions starting Nov 16. Action is needed urgently!

Due to a 3-4 week incubation period during which animals may appear asymptomatic – and lack of quarantine in the holding corrals, there is no way to know how many of the 962 horses rounded up may be affected or how many potential adopters’ animals will be at risk.

Your voice is needed to protect these vulnerable animals!

What you can do to help

Please speak out on behalf of the wild horses and domestic animals at risk if this adoption goes forward. Just a few minutes of your time will make a huge difference!

US Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Veterinary Services (VS)
Toll free: 1-877-741-3690

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Animal Health Branch
Email: ahbfeedback@cdfa.ca.gov

CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra
Email: xavier.becerra@doj.ca.gov

Sample message:

The Forest Service MUST halt the Nov 16th adoption of horses in the Double Devil Corrals in Alturas, California. It is public knowledge that 6 horses from this herd have been destroyed after showing signs of Pidgeon Fever. This is a communicable disease that is easily transmitted to adopters’ animals. That the Forest Service would pursue this course of action after deeming the illness so grave as to warrant death is gross negligence and could result not only in public outrage but in potential lawsuits. Moving forward with this event would be inexcusable, as the Forest Service is knowingly putting the public and their livestock at risk of harm.

Act now to protect these animals

America’s wild horses are federally protected species and yet, they are in danger of being sold to slaughter by the truckload if the Forest Service is allowed to proceed.

We need your help to keep these American icons safe. We ask for just a few minutes of your time to speak on their behalf.


Thank you!

Wildfire and Winter Hay Relief

Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN,
Two horses are rescued amid massive California wildfires. Many have burned to death. Image: CNN.

Help

Wildfires in California are continuing to have a devastating impact on people and animals. This is especially true of horses. And that’s where we come in.

Many horses have burned to death. Many horses have been severely burned and need our help and support. Evacuated horses need food and water.

We are doing all we can, but we need your help. Help us refill our Emergency Fund.

We have nearly exhausted our Emergency Fund providing wildfire relief for horses. There is still so much more to do.

Typically we use our Emergency Fund for winter hay to those in need. And winter is only just starting. But we couldn’t ignore the many pleas for help for the wildfire horses.

Double Up Today

All donations will be doubled by a generous benefactor who has already helped with generous private donations to help keep this funding going for wildfire horses can horses in need this winter. We are so grateful for his generosity! And of course yours.

Make a Donation »

Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Your $30 donation will be matched right now!

If you have already given, thank you so very much for your kind generosity.

THE HORSE FUND

Five and 10. Do it again!

Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.
Galloping Horse by Bob Langrish. By Permission.

We sent a shout out via email about our Fall Matching Gift fundraising campaign.

In our shout out we wrote:

Anniversary

We will be 15 years old on October 23. We love your acknowledging this with your $23.00 donations. They have all been doubled to $64.00. Hooray!

Ummm, $23.00 x 2 = $46.00 not $64.00. Our generous benefactor, being the kind gentleman that he is, decided that he would honor our inadvertent slip up and all $23.00 donations in response to that email became an instant $64.00 donation. How about that?

Well, the generosity continues.

Our supporter is now guaranteeing the following offer:

In honor of your 15 year anniversary on October 23rd — I will double all $23.00 donations to $46.00 and $15.00 donations to $30.00 — for the next 24 hours starting the moment you hit the “send” button to make sure you reach your goal.

Make a Donation »

• Make a $30 donation. Sign up to give $5 a month for 6 months. It cancels automatically. Truly! Note: $15.00 of that will be matched right now.

Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity.

Best wishes, The Horse Fund

Vegan pumpkin coffee cake with pecan crumb

Okay. I missed my regular Thursday post (sorry!) but here I am still in time for the weekend. You haven’t done your food shopping yet have you?

You have been writing me saying “more pumpkin recipes please”. I’m on it!

Vegan Richa's Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb. Yummmm! Click image for all 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall.
Vegan Richa’s Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb. Yummmm! Click image for all 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall.

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I made this coffee cake Wednesday morning cause I had a bag of pecans I was munching on (I got them to bake with but . . . ) and then I saw this recipe. Oh my. Ohhhhhhhhh my!

Here’s Ms Hingle’s description:

Easy 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cake, topped with Chai Spice Pecan Streusel. Just 15 mins prep. Soft, Spiced, Delicious. Makes 1 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 inch brownie pan.

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

by VeganRicha »

Ingredients

Dry:
1—1/2 cups flour (I generally use a mix of Spelt/Wheat and unbleached all purpose)
½ cup powdered vegan sugar (Use 2 tbsp more for sweeter)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( or 11/2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ to ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves)
3 to 4 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans

Wet:
1 cup pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
½ cup non dairy milk (almond or soy or lite coconut)
3 to 4 Tbsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Streusel
6 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar , optional
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or chai spice or a mix of cardamom and cinnamon
1/3 tsp salt
2.5 tbsp refined coconut oil
US Customary – Metric

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a brownie pan with parchment. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk well.

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and mix to just about combine. Let it sit for 2 minutes, then mix again to ensure there are no dry flour streaks. Pour the thick batter into the brownie pan. Even it out using a spatula.

Make the Streusel by mixing everything in a bowl with your fingers or a spoon until crumbly, Add a tsp or so more oil if needed.

Sprinkle all over the cake and evenly spread. Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick from the center.

Cool completely before slicing. Serve with turmeric pumpkin spice latte.. For a decadent dessert, add a light drizzle of plain sugar icing.

What other types of vegan recipes are you interested in? One writer suggested vegan treats for trick or treat-ers coming to a door near you. I’ll see what’s out there then see you back here real soon. And on time!

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