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, January 23, 2005

Writer Expresses Disgust at Use of Horses at Inauguration...

The only right thing to do...
"As I watched previews on the news for President Bush's Inauguration, I was surprised to see that security for this event was at a cost of $14 million. What I found really surprising was that a lot of that security was on horseback. How ironic and how arrogant, when you consider what the Bush administration has in store for America's horses.

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 857) had gained 228 cosponsors in the House of Representatives last year, more than enough to pass the House floor if it had been given the chance to be voted on. The bill was sent to the Agriculture Committee, where Bob Goodlatte, chairman of that committee, told the public he was going to kill the bill, and despite thousands of letters begging him to release the bill for a vote, he refused. The bill died in his committee..."


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