Urgent: Call TODAY to Prevent Horse Slaughter Plants from Opening!
I am asking that you will take a moment out of your day for our American horses. They need you to be their voice once again! Hundreds of thousands of our American horses were brutally killed in slaughter houses here in the United States before 2007. In 2007 the blood of our horses stopped falling onto American soil, thanks to two bills: H.R.503 and S.1915. The horribly cruel industry of horse slaughter was over in in the United States finally. Now, we have to fight to keep the horse slaughter houses off of American soil once again. We can not let the blood of our horses flow onto our soil once again! We must band together, make those calls and put a swift end to these horrible plans.
Make the call now! Tell Congress that we don’t want our tax dollars to support the horrible and cruel horse slaughter business in any way!
Tawnee Preisner, co-founder Horse Plus Humane Society
Here’s how to help –
Pick up the phone and make calls. Please remember to be polite and respectful. The people answer the phones are not the ones trying to slaughter horses, but are your link to the people who have the power to make it stop. The more professional we can be, the more effective our message will be. Please make your call today before 5:00 pm EST.
“Hello, I’m calling to urge Rep.____ to vote in favor of an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that will prohibit funding for USDA inspections of horse slaughter plants. American taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize foreign companies that want to open horse slaughter plants on American soil to supply foreign markets and cause extreme pain and suffering for America’s horses in the process. Thank you.”
APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
All numbers: Area Code 202
Harold D. Rogers, KY, 225-4601 C.W. Bill Young, FL, 225-5961
Jerry Lewis, CA, 225-5861 Frank Wolf, VA, 225-5136
Rodney Frelinghuysen, NJ, 225-5034 Robert B. Aderholt, AL, 225-4876
Ander Crenshaw, FL, 225-2501 Rodney Alexander, LA, 225-8490
Ken Calvert, CA, 225-1986 Steve LaTourette, OH, 225-5731
Mario Diaz-Balart, FL, 225-4211 Charles Dent, PA, 225-6411
Norm Dicks, WA, 225-5916 Marcy Kaptur, OH, 225-4146
Pete Visclosky, IN, 225-2461 Nita Lowey, NY, 225-6506
Jose Serrano, NY, 225-4361 Rosa DeLauro, CT, 225-3661
Jim Moran, VA, 225-4376 John Olver, MA, 225-5335
David Price, NC, 225-1784 Maurice Hinchey, NY, 225-6335
Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA, 225-1766 Sam Farr, CA, 225-2861
Jesse Jackson, IL, 225-0773 Chaka Fattah, PA, 225-4001
Steve Rothman, NJ, 225-5061 Barbara Lee, Ca, 225-2661
Adam Schiff, CA, 225-4176 Betty McCollum, MN, 225-6631
Congress is inching toward making it possible for foreign corporations to re-establish horse slaughter plants on American soil!
Late last week the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved the FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. For the first time since 2005, language preventing federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaughter facilities was not included in the bill, despite strong bipartisan support in Congress. Horse slaughter plants cannot operate in the U.S. without funding to underwrite USDA inspections.
At a time when Congress is dramatically cutting back federal spending and eliminating wasteful federal programs, it is disturbing that some in Congress would allow for the re-establishment of a taxpayer subsidized federal program that existed solely to support foreign owned horse slaughter facilities that inflicted tremendous suffering on American horses.
If you do nothing else today, please take a few moments to call Congress by 5:30 p.m. EST to urge support for an amendment that will de-fund USDA inspectors and prevent horse slaughter plants from re-opening on American soil. America’s horses need you to be their voice!