HORSE PROTECTORS - AFTER YOU CALL ALL YOUR CONGRESSMEN - SEND THIS EMAIL TO PELOSI - EMERGENCY ACTION NEEDED
by Judy Levy on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4:00pm
CLICK HERE TO SEND THE FOLLOWING EMAIL TO NANCY PELOSI - SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON...SHE IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN OVERRIDE THE COMMITTEE WHO DOES NOT WANT HR503 TO PASS TO SAVE AMERICAN HORSES...EMAIL HER NOW, PLEASE FOR THE HORSES...WE HAVE 36 HOURS TO GET HER TO DO THIS.....
IF YOU LIVE IN THE U.S. CALL HER ALSO...ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS THIS: I WANT HR503 BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR FOR A FULL VOTE BEFORE ELECTION DAY.
CLICK HERE NOW AND SEND THIS EMAIL. CLICK HERE TO FIND HER TELEPHONE NUMBER.
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Office of the Speaker of the House
H-232, The U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Madame Speaker:
I write to you in strong support of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 503), legislation to ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption and prevent the export of live horses for the same purpose. With 183 bipartisan cosponsors in the House, 28 in the Senate, and tremendous public support, I urge you to allow this bill a vote in the House.
Equine slaughter is inhumane by nature. Horses have a fractious reaction to the stress induced by chutes, kill boxes, puntilla knives and captive bolt stun systems, causing these animals to suffer immensely and die an inhumane death. These animals are subjected to brutal transport conditions on their way to slaughter facilities. In addition, the consumption of horsemeat poses a serious public health threat as this meat contains substances banned for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Since 2005, Congress has repeatedly voted to shut down the cruel practice of horse slaughter and included appropriations language to defund the USDA inspection of horses and horsemeat as a stopgap measure until a permanent federal ban is passed. The last three horse slaughter plants on U.S. soil were closed by enforcement of state law in Texas and a recently enacted ban on horse slaughter in Illinois. As you know, California overwhelmingly banned horse slaughter over a decade ago, and the state legislature just passed a resolution in favor of passing the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act.
Still, American horses continue to be sent over the border for human consumption. Since January of this year, approximately 53,850 horses have been transported across our nation's borders into the cruelty of slaughter in Mexico and Canada. This number amounts to about 100,000 horses annually, 1,500 per week, or one every five minutes.
I, along with millions of Animal Lovers and Other Animal protection organizations such as the Animal Welfare Institute and the Humane Society of the United States, urge you to bring this bill to the House floor for a vote.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of this critical legislation.
MAKE IT STOP...EMAIL PELOSI NOW.