horse slaughter-contact your Senator & Representatives and ask them to support these bills
- this is a crosspost
Kelly <kelly@...> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Durfee
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:53 PM
My name is Tom Durfee and I, together with my wife Julia, own and
operate The Laughing Horse Sanctuary a 501(c)3 non-profit equine rescue.
I am asking your help in stopping our American horses from being
slaughtered in three foreign owned slaughter houses in IL and TX.
Their meat is being shipped overseas as a delicacy for the Italians,
French, Japanese etc.
This year over 120,000 healthy American horses have been slaughtered
and they are not old crippled or blind horses. (It is against federal
law to ship a blind or crippled horse). The slaughter industry will
not take old skinny horses. The horses being slaughtered range in age
from six months to thirteen years of age.
If you think horse slaughter is wrong, or you just want more
information on horse slaughter so you can make an informed decision
about it please contact me. Polls across America show that 74%-90% of
people are opposed to horses being slaughtered.
Currently there are bills in the House (HR 503) and Senate (S 1915)
that would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the
transport of horseflesh or live horses out of the country for the
purpose of slaughter. HR 503 currently has 134 cosponsors.
The Senate version of The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
(S1915) was introduced on Wednesday 26, of October and currently has
Horse slaughter promotes theft, neglect, abuse and lowers the value of
horses in general.
Please contact me and I will explain why horse slaughter is so wrong
in so many ways. Contact your Congressman and Senators and ask them to
co-sponsor this important legislation.
The Laughing Horse Sanctuary
8317 Grassland Drive
Sandy Level, VA 24161
Please cross post. Together we can end horse slaughter!!!!
The Animal Welfare Institute has just updated its color brochure (copy
attached) on horse slaughter and copies are ready for distribution.
If anyone is interested in obtaining some to distribute we are
providing them for free. For large orders we do request that shipping
fees be covered. Please contact me for details.
An insert detailing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R.
503) and what can be done to help pass this bill is also included.
Christopher J. Heyde
Animal Welfare Institute
PO Box 3650
Washington, DC 20027
Tel: (703) 836-4300
Fax: (703) 997-1134
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