HSUS Asking You to Call to End Horse Slaughter
(from the latest HSUS alert)
Time is quickly running out! The U.S. Senate needs to take action on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
Congress reconvenes mid-November, but they will adjourn for the rest of the year only days later. If we do not shut the doors on the three remaining slaughterhouses now, we will have to begin this process again -- from square one -- when a new Congress convenes in January.
Our next National Call-In Day for Horses is this Wednesday, October 25, and we must flood Senate offices with phone calls, urging them to cosponsor S. 1915 as soon as they return from recess. Mark your calendars now.
Here's what you can do to help:
- Make the call Oct. 25. Call your two U.S. Senators or call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. If you're not sure what to say, try this: "I am a constituent and I am calling to ask that the Senator immediately protect our horses from slaughter and cosponsor S. 1915, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. I am very concerned about American horses and I don't want them slaughtered."
- Let us know you called. Follow up your phone calls by letting us know you called to support the end of horse slaughter in the United States. Click here to let us know you called.
Please take both steps! We must light up the phones in the Capitol because there already is very vigorous lobbying by the slaughter industry and its allies. We must counter them at every turn.
Thanks to actions from committed animal advocates like you, our last call-in day was a huge success. The House of Representatives' heard your voices and overwhelmingly passing the measure on Sept. 7 by a 263-146 margin, and if the Senate immediately follows suit, our horses will permanently be protected from the clutches of the slaughterhouse butchers.
Please encourage your friends and family to make the call, too. Your calls will not only make a difference, they will help make history. Help us end horse slaughter in the United States forever.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States