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

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Call Your Representative!

(letter from HSUS)
Let's Make 2009 the Year of the Horse
Call your U.S. Representative Today

The 111th Congress just began last week, and the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, H.R. 503, has already been introduced. With thousands of horses a month being shipped over the border to Mexico and Canada where they are shot and stabbed to death for their meat, we can’t waste any time. Like past legislation (the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act), the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 503) will prohibit the sale and transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption, including horses being shipped over the border for slaughter.

We're off to an amazing start with this bill -- there were 61 co-sponsors already signed on to the bill the moment it was introduced! We need your help to ensure that your U.S. Representative, Chellie Pingree, is added to this list of co-sponsors.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to your representative and ask for support for the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act.

When you call, you will speak to a staff member who can pass your message along to your legislator. Please be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent. You can say:

"Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. As a constituent, I'm calling to urge Representative Pingree to co-sponsor H.R. 503, the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, a bill that was just reintroduced to prevent horses from being cruelly slaughtered for human consumption. Thank you."

We're tracking the impact of your calls, so please let us know you called your Representative. Finally, please tell your friends and family to make the call, too.

Thank you for continuing to fight to protect horses from slaughter.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone who is trying to help the horse and save it from a slaughter market has actually took the time to see what it has done to the horse world. Do people realize that horses are being disgarded and let free to roam causing a lot of trouble. That since the horse market well what used to be a horse market has crashed that people can't even give their horses away and therefore many horses are now going hungry. Many horses are now unwanted and have no place to go. With a good market the horses were better cared for, people could afford the high rising feed costs because the horse was worth it and in time a well broke horse would make their money back. Now you can buy a good broke horse that was once going for 1000 for 50 to 150 at a sale barn. I think horse slaughter should be left opened. Not only will it boost the horse market, but it will give lamed, unwanted old horses a place to go. Frankly I feel if someone wants to eat a horse that is their free american right to do so and if made legal people could use butchers such as they do cattle to process their horse meat and then people won't be sneaking around killing neighbors horses like they are in florida. Shutting down a market such as the slaughter market not only has ruined the horse idustry, it has now made many horses unwanted, what a good job you all are doing to help the horse world out. by making it ilegal to slaughter horses people are now loosing their horses in florida and elsewhere because if someone wants horse meat bad enough they are going to get it and it is the inocent people who are always ones effect. I just want to make sure all you "horse lovers" out there know what you have condemed all those horses out there to. Now us real horse lovers have to try to keep it cleaned up and take care of those unwanted horses that you created out there. I can't believe that people have actually asked me to donate money to organizations to help stop slaughter markets and to care for the unwanted horses. They are the reason there are so many unwanted horses. Those horses rescued from slaughter houses were obviously wanted or they wouldnt have bought them. And to ruin the horse market in a struggling economy like today? What are you people thinking. Look what you have done. You have ruined our horse markets, if no one wants a horse then whats going to happen to them?

7:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please sign this White House petition to ban slaughter of American horses.

7:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regards from Europe.
Stop This Horse-Slaughter Now.

10:20 PM


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