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, June 23, 2005

Wild Horse Bill Needs Work; Complete Ban Only Answer

The article below explains a little bit about the two wild horse bills that were just introduced. Please call your US Reps and Senators and ask them to oppose these bills!

  • H.R.2993
    Title: To provide for the sale of excess wild free-roaming horses and

    Sponsor: _Rep Porter, Jon C.

    (introduced 6/20/2005)

    Latest Major Action: 6/20/2005 Referred to House committee.
    Status: Referred to the House Committee on Resources

  • S.1273
    Title: A bill to provide for the sale and adoption of excess wild
    free-roaming horses and burros.

    Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry[NV]
    (introduced 6/20/2005)
    Cosponsors (None)
    Latest Major Action: 6/20/2005 Referred to Senate committee.
    Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


    Humane Society says 'whoa' to Nevadans' wild horse bill

    By Scott Sonner

    7:26 p.m. June 21, 2005

    RENO, Nev.--Horse protection advocates said Tuesday that they'll oppose a proposal aimed at boosting adoptions of wild horses unless Congress also bans the slaughter of any horses in the U.S. Leaders of the Humane Society of the United States and other groups said they favor part of the proposal introduced by Nevada's entire congressional delegation Monday to impose a one-year waiting period on the transfer of ownership for wild horses sold through a relatively new sale program at the U.S.
    Bureau of Land Management.

    But they said other provisions in the bill would undermine protections for the mustangs unless the bill is accompanied by the slaughter ban, which has passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.

    "We are very unhappy with this bill," said Nancy Perry, the society's vice president based in Washington, D.C. "The bill does four things and one thing is very good-- the one-year waiting period," she said.

    "But the other three things would flood the pipeline with horses that ultimately will end up at slaughter houses," she said. [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE]


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