Horse Slaughter Bill Needs a Big Push
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Horse Slaughter Bill Needs a Big Push, Now!
Following passage in the House of Representatives, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is pending in the Senate. If approved, the measure would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for the same purpose. Grassroots efforts from concerned constituents like you have made all the difference in this fight - please continue to contact your Senators!
We hope the bill will be voted on by the Senate when Congress reconvenes following the election, but there will be limited time available and only issues seen as essential are expected to be addressed. We need to be sure Congress recognizes that this legislation is critical, as approximately 2,000 horses are being hauled to slaughter and brutally killed with every week this bill awaits action in the Senate.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please contact both of your Senators NOW, urging their co-sponsorship of S. 1915, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 503, AND requesting a vote on the legislation when they return in November after the elections. Last year, the Senate voted for a temporary ban on horse slaughter by a vote of 69 to 28. To see how your Senators voted on that measure, click here: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/109/senate/1/votes/237/. If either of Senator voted for this ban, be sure to remind them of (and thank them for) this sensible position.
To find your Senators, click here: http://www.compassionindex.org/search.htm or call the Capitol Hill operator at (202) 224-3121 and request to be connected to their offices. For more information on horse slaughter and how you can help make a difference for America's horses, please click here: http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm.
Letters to Senators should be addressed to:
The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Be sure to tell your legislators you would like to know their positions on this critical issues - and forward us their responses to assist our lobbying efforts.
Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to contact their legislators, too. As always, thank you for your help!