UPDATE: Horse Slaughter Amendment Pulled from House Floor---URGENT ACTION NEEDED
May 23, 2006
UPDATE: Horse Slaughter Amendment Pulled from House Floor
This afternoon, the Sweeney/Spratt/Whitfield/Rahall Agriculture Appropriations amendment was not considered because its sponsors opted to focus their full attention on achieving a permanent ban on horse slaughter as opposed to a temporary one. Every effort must be bent towards achieving this objective. It is now crucial for constituents like you to tell your Members of Congress to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503 and S. 1915), the only bill that will put a permanent end to horse slaughter for human consumption. Thank you for being on the ready to make a difference for the horses.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please continue to contact your Members of Congress in each chamber to urge them to cosponsor the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and push for immediate action on this measure. A permanent ban on horse slaughter is the only way we can ensure the safety of America's horses. To find out more about this bill and what you can do to help, click here: http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm.
Your assistance is essential to ensure Congress hears from an outpouring of concerned constituents as it did last year. Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to contact their Members of Congress today, too. As always, thank you very much for your help!