ILLINOIS HORSE SLAUGHTER BAN HEADED FOR HOUSE VOTE
ILLINOIS HORSE SLAUGHTER BAN HEADED FOR HOUSE VOTE PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY!
March 27, 2007
As you know, HB 1711 has been cleared for consideration on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives after passing the House Executive Committee last Wednesday, March 21, by an 8-4 vote.
Immediate action is needed in support of this bill, which will ban both the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the trade of horsemeat in Illinois.
WHAT CAN YOU DO:
Now that the bill is out of the Committee, it is very important to gain the support of as many State Representatives as possible. Please call and fax as
many of the legislators as you can, urging them to vote YES on HB 1711 when it is brought up for a vote on the House floor. A phone and fax directory of the Members of the Illinois House of Representatives is listed below, including both their Springfield and district phone and fax numbers. From March 31 until April 17, please call and fax their district offices, since legislators will return to their home districts for the Easter recess.
Thank you for all of your help!
Christopher J. Heyde
Deputy Legislative Director
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
(A Division of the Animal Welfare Institute)
PO Box 3719 ~ Washington, DC 20027
T: (703) 836-4300 ~ F: (703) 997-1134