The founder of Wild Horse Education, Laura Leigh, has always dreamed of creating a data base accessible to the public that consists of consecutive field data covering wild herd areas. The database she envisions consists of independent data, government data and a section for public participation. A truly “educational” experience for herd management.
The costs of achieving this goal are way out of reach. Leigh documents what she can with limited resources and has been able to bring us updates on the management of public herds.
Today Leigh edited a video and submitted it to Pepsi for their “Refresh Everything” campaign to provide funding to projects aimed at increasing awareness and bettering community.
We will know by the end of the month if we are in the “voting” for receipt of grant funds to create the data base.
As many of you follow what we upload to YouTube we thought you deserved an explanation for the latest video uploaded. Part of the application process was to create a “commercial” for your cause.
We will let you know if we make it to the stage where we need your help.
Here is the video submitted along with written explanation and details about the organization. Wish us luck!
note from Pepsi:
And a big thank you! Your idea was submitted. Now mark your calendar. All submitted ideas are entered in a random drawing, certified by an independent third party. Those that are selected in this drawing and meet the Official Application Guidelines will be posted for public voting next month. We will notify you after the submissions period ends this month if you’re idea has been randomly selected. Good luck!
The idea to enter this competition came from a poster on this blog… thank you. It’s worth a try and I hope you enjoy the video.
This post is a combined “Thank you” to those making attempts to help continue the documentation and a plea for foks to support those efforts… and this work.
Two pages on facebook have been created.
One to help with the basic expenses of “the road and research.”
And one to help replace my failing vehicle. I have literally put over 70,000 miles on a 98 Explorer since Twin Peaks last fall. The vehicle has been amazing but is now in need of repair. It is not the kind of vehicle to take into the desert in winter, except for smaller trips. I literally drive it now wondering if the truck will make it back out.
Both of these efforts are being done by folks that believe in this work and the gestures have touched me deeply. I often feel rather “on the fringe” of the advocacy groups. Due to the large amount of time spent literally isolated I do not have the “social” bonds that many do. I do the work simply to have the documentation reach the public. These gestures have given me “heart” that the information I bring is appreciated and that many want it to continue.
I do need support to stay out and to continue the paperwork on both the Humane handling case and the First Amendment issues in Federal Court.
So I thank you all…. sincerely. I hope that together we can continue to shed light on the daily activities involved in the management of wild herds.
~Donations and gifts can also be accepted through http://wildhorseeducation.org and for litigation through http://wildhorsefreedomfederation.org (there is a field button on WHFF, but donations need to be marked Laura).
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