HSUS & SAPL: Urge Your Representative to co-sponsor the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

July 20th, 2006 8:34 pm by Kelly Garbato

A hearing for H.R. 503, a bill that would “prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the trade and transport of horseflesh and live horses intended for human consumption,” is scheduled for 7/25. Both the HSUS and SAPL have recently released alerts asking subscribers to contact their Representatives and urge co-sponsor the bill, also known as the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

First, the HSUS:

Great strides have been taken to prevent the annual slaughter of nearly 100,000 horses in the United States for human consumption abroad — but we are not there yet. We got a great vote last year, but it didn’t lead to a permanent ban on horse slaughter. It has paved the way, but we have to take the next step now. […]

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2006 on H.R. 503, that could trigger movement to push this legislation through the full House, and on to the U.S. Senate. This is our chance to protect our American horses from slaughter once and for all.

Please make a short polite phone call to your U.S. Representative today. You can reach your federal legislators by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or click here to find his or her Capitol office phone number. […]

After you make your phone calls, fill in the form at the right to automatically send a follow-up email to your Representative and your two Senators about the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Then hop on over to the SAPL’s web site, where you can find a ton of additional information.

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