Updated Action Alert...
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE TO REPEAL BURNS' WILD HORSE
On March 9, Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) introduced S. 576, the
Senate companion bill of H.R. 297, the legislation that will repeal
the last minute amendment snuck into the 2005 Federal Appropiations
Bill by Sen. Burns (R-MT) last November that allows the commercial
sale of wild horses, thus opening the door for long protected wild
horses to likely be slaughtered.
S. 576 would restore the ban on the commercial sale of wild free-
roaming horses and burros granted by Congress 33 years ago through
the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The bill has recently
been referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Inmediate action is needed in order to ensure the passage of this
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) ASK YOUR TWO SENATORS TO COSPONSOR S. 576
Contact your two US Senators and ask them to cosponsor S. 576. You
should also contact ALL the members of the Senate Committee on Energy
and Natural Resources and request that they cosponsor S. 576 and urge
them to quickly bring the bill to public hearing.
You can find a directory of the members of the House Committe on
Resources with phone and fax numbers on the file section of the board
(Filename "Senate Energy-Nat. Resources Committee Contact Info.doc")
and also at http://energy.senate.gov/about/about_members.html
To find out who your Senators are, go to
www.visi.com/juan/congress/index.html or www.congress.org
CLICK HERE FOR A LETTER TEMPLATE FOR S. 576. (rich text format)
Additional information about this bill can be found at:
Written letters and faxes are much more effective than emails. Phone
calls are also a good way to contact your legislators.
Please start writing, faxing and calling today! Forward this alert to
all your contacts and ask them to do the same.
2) CONTACT THE MEDIA ABOUT S. 576, THE AHSPA AND HORSE SLAUGHTER.