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

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Calls Needed to Encourage Congress to Pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

Fight to Keep Horses from Becoming Someone's Meal

"...There are three slaughterhouses in our nation -- two in Texas and one in Illinois -- that slaughter horses for consumption overseas. Although they are foreign-owned, they operate on American soil...

Interestingly, for 34 years, America's wild horses were protected from sale and slaughter. Then, in late 2004, Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., attached a provision to a bill reversing the protection of these animals, and since then thousands of horses have paid the price.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that would protect wild horses from this inhumane act. It is now up to Congress to pass The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. The legislation, sponsored in the upper chamber by Sens. John Ensign, R-Nev., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., and in the House by Reps. John Sweeney, R-N.Y.; John Spratt, D-S.C.; and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., would permanently ban the sale and slaughter of American horses.

Letters and phone calls to your two U.S. senators and U.S. representative are urgently needed, and we need to make our legislators aware..." [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE]


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