ACTION ALERT! URGENT CALLS NEEDED MONDAY!
Congress Moves to Stop Horse Slaughter
URGENT CALLS NEEDED MONDAY!
June 6, 2005
Congress is poised to vote on legislation to stop the brutal slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption in foreign countries. Everyone concerned about the welfare of horses must act now to ensure pro-horse slaughter organizations such as the AVMA and AAEP don't continue to mislead Congress.
Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), co-chair of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and Representative John Spratt (D-SC) are expected to introduce an amendment to the House Agriculture Appropriations bill that prohibits any federal taxpayer funds from being used to slaughter horses.
Please take a moment to contact your Representative TODAY, urging their immediate support of the Sweeney/Spratt amendment to the House Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Congress will consider the amendment toward the end of the week of June 6th, so your immediate assistance is critical. If you would like additional facts or need to find the name of any of your legislators, visit our Web site at: www.saplonline.org/horses.htm or call (703) 836-4300.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please call, fax or e-mail your Member of the House of Representatives. Refer to the fact sheet below for specific points to discuss.
Ask your Representative to support the Sweeney/Spratt Amendment (prohibiting your tax dollars from being spent on horse slaughter) -- and respectfully request his or her specific position the issue.
Capitol Hill Operator: (202) 224-3121 (they will help you reach your legislator)
Your immediate assistance is essential to ensure Congress hears from an outpouring of concerned constituents. Please cross post and share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and coworkers, and encourage them to make calls, too. As always, please share any responses you receive from Congress with us.
Thank you so much for your help!
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