Request Oversight Hearings to Stop Horse Slaughter for Food
As always, pls forward WIDELY.
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America's horses, some of the most majestic, graceful, beautiful
animals ever created, are depending on your prompt action. Their
safety, their future, their survival is threatened as it has never
been threatened before.
They're being rounded up, stolen, bought, acquired in any way
possible, and taken to the most inhumane slaughterhouses imaginable
in record numbers WO THEIR MEAT CAN BE SHIPPED TO EUROPE! It's to
replace the beef supply lost to mad cow disease!
As disease has drastically lowered beef production and sale in
Europe, the demand for horsemeat as a replacement has skyrocketed!
And as the demand and the cost has grown, so has the greed of
those determined to profit from this disaster. It's bad. The fears of
Americans in cities of having their dogs and cats stolen to be sold
to "research labs" now equate with Americans in rural areas who now
fear having their horses stolen to be slaughtered for food!
Their horses are crammed into the back of a truck with other panicked
horses attacking them, and then they are transported without food or
water to a slaughterhouse on a journey that can take days. Like the
cows, pigs, sheep and goats at IBP slaughterhouse, the horses are
often not stunned properly and die in agony as they are skinned and
dismembered while still alive.
If we fail to act quickly, more than 100,000 horses could be
slaughtered this year alone! Horse theft in this country rose by more
than 50% from 1999 to 2000. And as the shortage of available "market"
horses continues and the cost rises, the situation will certainly
spiral out of control.
PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO BOTH YOUR U.S. SENATORS AND
REPRESENTATIVES. You may also include some of the information above
call, letter or e-mail to your Congressperson.
Dear Senator ___________________:
Dear Representative ________________:
RE: Oversight Hearings on Slaughter Sale of Live Horses for Human
I am outraged over the slaughter of American horses to help
compensate for beef
shortages in Europe. I insist that you convene immediate oversight
hearings on the slaughter sale of live horses for human consumption
Please keep me informed of the action you take on this matter as it
will affect how my family members, friends and neighbors vote in the