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, July 14, 2005


Reports from our lobbyists are that the veterinarian associations who are opposed to any legislation protecting our horses from slaughter have been not only lobbying the U.S. House of Representatives but also the Senate in anticipation of the sister bill to H.R. 503 being introduced, and with success.

It is imperative that we counter these tactics. We are the only voices that the horses have in this battle.

You must remember well the two victories that the amendments cutting the budgets for the sale of wild horses and the budgets for USDA inspections that would shut the slaughter plants down for a year. As we mentioned then, and we stress now, our work is not done. And these amendments, should they pass, do not solve the wild horse and domestic horse slaughter problem.

We are hearing from House and Senate offices that they are not hearing enough from their constituents on this matter. The action we are asking you to take is therefore critical.


1. Please write to your U.S. Representative.
2. Please write to your two U.S. Senators.

Please fax your correspondence to your legislators' office in Washington, as they will be away for the entire month of August.

If you wish to mail your correspondence, please send it to your legislators' local district offices in or near your hometown. You can find out where they are on their website. To find it, please use this handy link: Even better, make an appointment with your member of Congress. If you need advice on what to say and do, we would be very happy to help. Write us or call us at 713-650-1973!


If you have written to your U.S. Representative and they have not responded or co-sponsored H.R. 503, please take the time to telephone their office and mention that you have contacted them, have received no response, and want to know if and when they intend to co-sponsor H.R. 503. Be polite but firm.

Check co-sponsors of H.R. 503 here:

States that particularly need to hear from you in the House and the Senate are:Alaska, Arizona, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Nebraska, Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, Maine and Texas.

Please give this matter your urgent attention! Thank you.

Trina Bellak, Esq.
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