URGENT ACTION ALERT...
This is our best chance to move the new bill HR 297 along! Please call or write members of the Committee on Resources and ask them to co-sponsor bill HR 297.
Full information here...
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO REPEAL BURNS' WILD HORSE AMENDMENT
On January 25, Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced H.R. 297,
legislation that will repeal the last minute amendment snuck into the
2005 Federal Appropriations Bill by Sen. Burns (R-MT) last November
that allows the commercial sale of wild horses, thus opening the door
for long protected wild horses to likely be slaughtered.
H.R. 297 would restore the ban on the commercial sale of wild free-
roaming horses and burros granted by Congress 33 years ago through
the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The bill has recently
been referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Immediate action is needed in order to ensure the passage of this
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN TO COSPONSOR H.R. 297
Contact your US Representative and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 297.
You should also contact ALL the members of the House Committee on
Resources and request that they cosponsor H.R. 297 and urge them to
quickly bring the bill to public hearing.
You can find a directory of the members of the House committee on
Resources with phone and fax numbers on the file section of the board
(Filename "Committee on Resources Contact Info List.doc") and also
To find out who your legislators are, go to
www.visi.com/juan/congress/index.html or www.congress.org
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY? CLICK HERE (Word) or HERE (rich text file) TO OBTAIN A LETTER TEMPLATE YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE YOURSELF!
Additional information about this bill can be found at:
Written letters and faxes are much more effective than emails. Phone calls are also a good way to contact your legislators.
Please start writing, faxing and calling today! Forward this alert to all your friends and ask them to do the same.
2) CONTACT THE MEDIA ABOUT H.R. 297, the AHSPA AND HORSE SLAUGHTER.
It is also vital to keep up the pressure on the media at local, state
and national level. Please, keep sending letters to the editor and
story suggestions to your local and state papers, TV and radio
stations as well as to the major national media networks about HR
297, and the AHSPA. You will find media contact info on this website:
It is also very important that you get the word out and tell everyone
you know about the wild horse rider and the horse slaughter issue.