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URGENT ACTION ALERT ON HORSE SLAUGHTER! AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT REINTRODUCED IN CONGRESS!
On February 1st, Representatives John Sweeney (R-NY), John Spratt (D-
SC) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced H.R. 503, the new version of
the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
This legislation, a new version of the former AHSPA which gained 228
cosponsors in the House of Representatives last year, would ban the
slaughter of horses for human comsuption as well as the exportation
of live horses intended for the same purpose. The bill has been
referred to the House Commitee on Energy and Commerce.
Inmediate action is needed in order to ensure the passage of this
vital legislation that would end once and for all the slaughter of
American horses, domestic or wild alike.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) ASK YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO COSPONSOR H.R. 503
Contact your US Representative and ask him to cosponsor H.R. 503. You should also contact ALL the members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and request that they cosponsor H.R. 503 and urge them to quickly bring the bill to public hearing.
A list of the members of the House Committe on Energy and Commerce
with phone and fax numbers is available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/members/members.htm (Note that the site has not been updated yet).
To find out who your legislators are, go to
www.visi.com/juan/congress/index.html or www.congress.org
At the end of this message you will find a letter template you can
send to your Congressman regarding H.R. 503
Additional information about this bill can be found at:
Written letters and faxes are much more effective than emails. Calls
are also a good way to contact your legislators. Contact both DC and
Do not waste time; start writing, faxing and calling today! Forward
this alert to all your contacts and ask them to contact their
legislators asking them to cosponsor this bill.
2) CONTACT THE MEDIA ABOUT H.R. 503 AND HORSE SLAUGHTER.
Please, keep sending letters to the editor and story suggestions to your local and state papers, TV and radio stations as well as to the major national media networks about H.R. 503, the Rahall's bill to repeal the Burns' amendment (H.R. 297) and horse slaughter. Also, please forward the SAPL press release about H.R. 503 you can find posted below ("HR 503 Press Release") to as many media as possible, especially local. You will find media contact info on this website: http://newslink.org
It is also very important that you get the word out and tell everyone
you know about horse slaughter and the bills to ban it (H.R. 503) and
restore the protection to wild horses (H.R. 297). Please email this
message to all your friends!