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

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

March 4 and 5...Americans Against Horse Slaughter Week

Biggest ever push by anti horse slaughter lobbyists

Americans Against Horse Slaughter (AAHS), supporters of a federal ban on the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overseas, has announced that over 80 attendees will be joining celebrities and lawmakers in the largest anti-slaughter lobbying effort to date. Actor Paul Sorvino, an eloquent and outspoken advocate on horse welfare will be among those in attendance...

The "Americans Against Horse Slaughter Week" will take place in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and Wednesday (March 4-5). Attendees will meet with their representatives and key congressional leaders to push for the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR.503 / S.311). Those not able to attend will be calling their congressional members.

The AHSPA presently has 193 cosponsors in the House and 38 cosponsors in the Senate. Of particular significance, the top candidates for president, Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama, are all cosponsors of the legislation.