HSUS: Horses Headed Toward Final Hurdle

September 8th, 2006 2:39 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE: The American Humane Association also released an action alert and sample letter re: the senate version of H.R. 503, S. 1915. Click here to take action on American Humane’s website.

Via the Humane Society of the United States:

Horses Headed Toward Final Hurdle

On September 7, the U.S. House voted 263-146 to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503), moving the country closer to preventing the annual slaughter of nearly 100,000 horses in the United States for human consumption abroad. Now it’s time for the Senate to act on behalf of America’s horses.

TAKE ACTION

Please make a short polite phone call to your two U.S. Senators today. You can reach your Senators by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or click here to find their Capitol office phone numbers. Making a call is easy. All you need to say is:

“I am a constituent and I am calling to ask my Senator to please protect American horses from slaughter. The House has voted overwhelmingly to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1915) and now it is time for the Senate to act. Please do all that you can to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and move it to the Senate floor for an immediate vote. Thank you.”

After you make your phone call, fill in the form at the right (click here) to automatically send a follow-up email to your two Senators about the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Click here for a list of media coverage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (via Google).

Also see SAPL’s press release, “VICTORY FOR AMERICA‚ÄôS HORSES: House of Representatives Passes Bill to End Horse Slaughter Over Ag Industry Opposition.”

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