Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary Prevents Animal Cruelty and Saves the Lives of Mustangs and Burros Taken from Public Lands
Did you know the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removes mustangs from public lands at an alarming rate?
About 50,000 mustangs have been rounded up by the BLM to live in governmental holding facilities. They’re held needlessly at taxpayer expense while more humane ways to manage them on the ranges at half the cost to taxpayers exist.
Additionally, the BLM has acknowledged it has repeatedly sold mustangs to known killer buyers.
Today, just 25,000 mustangs and 3,000 burros remain in the wild. And polls show the majority of American people want the roundups and slaughter to come to an end!
While Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 mustangs and burros, it doesn’t come close to rescuing them all!
Do you know what happens to mustangs sent to slaughter? Their meat is exported to Europe and Japan where it is sold for $15 – $25 per pound. The Europeans and Japanese consider horse meat a delicacy.
Currently, special interests get horse meat to the EU through Belgium and the Netherlands. Though the EU technically has made it illegal to ban the import of horse meat through Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands control how horse meat gets distributed. So, they simply import the meat from other unrestricted countries. And, they continue to sell horse meat from Mexico to countries who don’t restrict it. That includes Russia, Vietnam, and other third-world countries.
But Who Stands Up To Save and Preserve the Lives of the Mustangs and Burros?
Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary was founded in 2015 with a mission to“…[prevent] animal cruelty through educating the public about horse care and safety.” The program is also “…dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of captive mustangs and burros that have been abused, neglected, or [who] are in danger of going to slaughter.”
The organization officially became a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity organization on March 30, 2017.
Evanescent prevents animal cruelty and saves the lives of mustangs and burros in four main ways:
- Allowing some mustangs and burros to become permanent residents in the 15-acre sanctuary.
- Adding more satellite locations for additional sanctuary residents.
- Adopting out mustangs and burrows to loving homes.
- Holding fundraisers to purchase additional land to further adoption and sanctuary efforts.
Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary Success Stories
What would a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity organization be without many success stories to fully demonstrate the difference it makes?
Take a minute and read a few touching examples of what it can do.
For example, one November night in 2020, Evanescent was able to rescue 24 – yes all 24 – BLM mustangs at the Cleburne Horse Auction. Most were mares, and a couple of stallions were included also. The mares were most likely pregnant. It turned out that, thanks to generous donations, all 20 of the known BLM mustangs were rescued. And a large surprise was that three foals and a makeover mustang were included.
There’s also the story of Red. He had an angel pay his complete bail to get him out of the Kansas Kill Pen, provided he could come to the Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary. Precisely that happened, and eventually, Red was adopted to a loving home!
Saved from certain slaughter in the Bowie, Texas kill pen were four pregnant mares. And to make it extra special, Roni, Ginger, Elsa, and Anna were rescued just days before Christmas! All four were able to live happily ever after. Plus, three gave safe birth to healthy foals.
Finally, who could forget the individual adoptions of Luna Rossa, Mamoa, Jack, Pike, Coffee, Grace, Loretta, Chandler, Klaus, PB, Lady, Sif, Epona, Ariana, Comanche, and so many, many more!
All in all, there’s simply too many success stories to post. So hopefully these give you a flavor of how Evanescent makes a difference in the lives of mustangs and burros.
How Can You Help Prevent Animal Cruelty and Rescue the Remaining 25,000 Mustangs and 3,000 Burros on Public Ranges from Possible Slaughter?
Evanescent Mustang Rescue & Sanctuary simply does not have enough resources to rescue the remaining 25,000 mustangs and 3,000 burros from going across the border to slaughter.
New rescues need vet care, land to roam on, hoof rehab, and feed.
You can help with all those needs by making a donation. 100% of your donation goes to help these beautiful animals out.
Make a donation by visiting Evanescent’s website, scrolling down to near the bottom of the page, and clicking the orange “Donate Now” button.
Shelley is the Director of Marketing for Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.