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

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

US House Moves to Stop Wild Horse Slaughter--URGENT ACTION NEEDED TODAY!

US House Moves to Stop Wild Horse Slaughter

May 16, 2006

Dear Humanitarian:

The US House of Representatives is again poised to vote on an amendment introduced by Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) to stop the brutal slaughter of America's wild horses for human consumption in foreign countries. An identical measure sponsored by Mr. Rahall last year passed overwhelmingly in the House, but was blocked at the last minute in the Senate by Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT). More information about the House vote and the tragic plight of our wild horses is available at

Please take a moment to contact your Representative TODAY, urging his or her strong support of the Rahall Amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Bill. The House will consider the measure during the week of May 15 (most likely on Thursday, May 18), so your immediate assistance is critical. If you would like additional facts or need to find the name of your Representative, visit our website at or call us at (703) 836-4300.

Please call or fax your Representative today, and continue to do so until the vote has taken place. The Capitol Hill Operator can be reached at (202) 224-3121.
Ask your Representative to support the Rahall Interior Appropriations Amendment (prohibiting your tax dollars from being spent on sending wild horses to slaughter) and respectfully request his or her position the issue.
If your Representative voted for last years amendment, please mention this when you call. To find out how your he or she voted, visit
Your immediate assistance is essential to ensure the House of Representatives hears from an outpouring of concerned constituents as it did last year. Do not allow the foreign-owned slaughterhouses to thwart your will and the actions of Congress any longer.

Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and coworkers, and encourage them to make phone calls and send faxes, too.

Thank you so much for your help!


Cathy Liss
Legislative Director
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
(A Division of the Animal Welfare Institute)

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