The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, August 27, 2006

ACTION ALERT-Rally for Horses Scheduled for Sept. 5, Washington, DC

(from the Society for Animal Protective Legislation)

US House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 503

August 22, 2006

Dear Humanitarian:

If you are available, please join the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) at the Washington, D.C. Rally for Horses in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA).

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon platform, at the corner of Independence Ave. and New Jersey Ave., S.E. (see arrow on attached map)


The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 503, the AHSPA, on Sept. 7. This vote will represent the culmination of five years of campaigning by concerned constituents on behalf of the horses. Since SAPL and the Doris Day Animal League began their national campaign to end horse slaughter for human consumption in late 2001, more than a quarter of a million horses have been brutally killed in the three remaining US slaughterhouses and sold overseas to be served to the patrons of upscale restaurants. As we continue our fight to end this tragedy through passage of the AHSPA, we must remember an estimated 2,000 horses are slaughtered each week as the bill awaits adoption by Congress.

We can still make a difference. The American people are being heard through the calls, emails and faxes that have flooded Congress, and legislators are listening. However, we must redouble our efforts and keep pressure on Congress to act strongly and decisively now. Please continue to contact your Representative (you can be connected to his or her office by calling the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121), and encourage your friends, family and coworkers to do so as well. While support has been overwhelming, we can do even better for the horses. SAPL will not stop its campaign on behalf of America's horses until the bill has passed and the brutal horse slaughter industry has been abolished.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-836-4300 or, or visit SAPL online at You might also wish to purchase a shirt, hat or bag at to promote our fight and to wear to the rally. As always, thank you for your help.


Cathy Liss
Legislative Director

P.S. Please visit our new website,, to locate your legislators and see how they stand on animal welfare legislation.

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