easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-31-07

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Action Alerts

DawnWatch: Interesting Huffington Post blog, “Humane Meat: A Contradiction in Terms.” 7/31/07

DawnWatch: CS Monitor on Covance — and gruesome footage on PCRM site 7/31/07

Dawnwatch: NY Times factory farm editorial cries out for animal advocacy letters 7/31/07

DawnWatch: Nike drops Vic plus NY Times spay-neuter column 7/30/07

DawnWatch: Awful circus fluff piece on NY1 — 7/30/07

Greenpeace: Tell Congress: Get It Right On Global Warming

Kinship Circle: DUE 7/31 – Ask House To Uphold Horse Slaughter Ban

The Sierra Club: Oppose Illegal Logging!

Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL): URGENT: U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Horse Slaughter / Support Spratt-Whitfield-Rahall-Chandler Amendment

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

Ecological Internet / The Rainforest Portal: PRESS RELEASE: “Certified” Ancient Forest Logging Tragedy Worsens

Free Speech Hosting: 11 Web Hosts That Won’t Dump You at the First Sign of Controversy (Via the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).)

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Victory! Sheldon Horses Spared!

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Victory: Burton Snowboards Goes Fur-Free

Newsletters

The Sierra Club: Club Currents: Volume VI, #75: July 31, 2007

Petitions

Protect the Gray Wolf From the Bush Administration!

Stop the harp seal annual slaughter!

Ban Michael Vick From The NFL

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easyVegan Link Dump Sanctuary, 7-27-07

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Action Alerts

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Federal: The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Reintroduced in Congress

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Missouri: “Pet Friendly” License Plates Now Available

DawnWatch: MSN on budget and health benefits of vegetarianism 7/26/07

DawnWatch: Shocking poultry slaughterhouse footage on Fox and on A&E’s “The Two Coreys” reality show 7/25 – 7/29/07

DawnWatch: Adidas lobbies to overturn Supreme Court upheld Kangaroo shoe ban NY Times, LA Times, NPR — 7/24 -7/25/07

DawnWatch: NY Times lead story “Bringing Moos and Oinks Into the Food Debate.” 7/25/07

Earthjustice: URGENT: Stop the Countdown to Wolves’ Slaughter

Friends of Animals (FoA): Help Stop the Bush Administration’s Latest Debacle: Aerial Gunning of Greater Yellowstone Wolves

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge Congress to stop oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Faces Felony Dog Fighting Charges / Urge the NFL to suspend Michael Vick from play under strong suspicion of criminal activity

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Tell Nike to Drop Vick NOW!

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Tell Ontario to Stop First Nation Exploitation!

Save the Manatee Club: Ask Governor Crist to Appoint New FWC Commissioners / Ensure Balanced and Science-Based Leadership on Manatee Protection Issues

Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL): Contact Legislators on Behalf of Animals Used for Research NOW

The Wilderness Society: Help protect community forests and restore wildlife habitat

Working Assets / Act for Change: Tell Nike to Cancel Michael Vick’s Endorsement Contract

Campaign Updates, Press Releases, etc.

Bread for the World: Fairness Amendment to Farm Bill Fails in House; Fight For Meaningful Farm Reform Continues

Corporate Accountability International: Pepsi Agrees to Reveal Sources of Aquafina Bottled Water / In Response to Think Outside the Bottle Campiagn, Agrees to Print ”Public Water Source” on Labels

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB): Michael Vick & Dogfighting

Carnivals

Carnival of Hurricane Relief #98 (July 26, 2007 @ One Man Band)

Newsletters

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): News Alert, July 27, 2007

In Defense of Animals (IDA): eNews, July 25, 2007

Petitions

STOP PUPPY MILLS!!!

CLARK COUNTY DOGS DESERVE BETTER

Stop Cruelty Taking Place on the Water

Help save Giraffes

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SAPL eAlert: Speak Up for Whales and Dolphins Before July 24

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: Jul 18, 2007 11:34 AM
Subject: SAPL eAlert: SPEAK UP FOR WHALES AND DOLPHINS BEFORE JULY 24

If you are unable to view this eAlert please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/Alerts/071807.htm

PLEASE HELP PROTECT WHALES AND DOLPHINS FROM DEADLY SONAR

July 18, 2007

We need your help to urge the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to deny permission to the U.S. Navy to use its dangerous Low Frequency Active (LFA) Sonar systems in the world’s oceans. As you may recall, under a court order and resultant settlement, the Navy is currently only permitted to use this extremely loud active sonar in a limited area of the Pacific Ocean.

Now, the Navy wants to double the number of platforms that use LFA sonar, and to deploy it across vast ocean basins throughout the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The NMFS is poised to issue a rulemaking that will allow the Navy to use the LFA as it pleases for the next five years. The NMFS proposal can be downloaded at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/permits/lfa_proposedrule0707.pdf. The Navy documents can be downloaded at http://www.surtass-lfa-eis.com.

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HSUS, IFAW, SAPL: Congress to Vote on Trophy Hunting of Polar Bears TOMORROW!

Monday, June 25th, 2007

UPDATE, 6/28/07, via the HSUS:

I am sorry to report that the Inslee-LoBiondo amendment failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 188-242 late yesterday. This amendment sought to halt funding for one year for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue permits for the importation of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. Too many lawmakers caved in to the NRA and Safari Club International, and that provided the margin of defeat.

Click here to see how your Representative, voted: https://community.hsus.org/ct/V1S7Mss1RXhl/

If the vote was “AYE” please make a short polite phone call to (202) 225-2865 to say thanks. If the vote was “NO,” let your Representative know you are disappointed.

Thank you for your efforts to protect polar bears from trophy hunting. We have had some victories and some setbacks on this issue. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a funding cut for polar bear trophy imports. We will continue to press forward to include this funding cut in the final Interior Appropriations bill, and to pass the Polar Bear Protection Act, which will permanently ban polar bear trophy imports. Click here to urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor this important animal protection legislation: https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2007_polar_bear_trophy2/

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Currently I have three emails in my inbox pertaining to tomorrow’s vote on the loophole that allows for the importation of polar bear trophies from Canada into the US. I’ll post all of them below, and update this post as needed with any new developments/alerts.

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Kinship Circle: LETTER/ Farm Bill Undoes Cruelty Laws, State By State

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

UPDATE, 7/2/07:

See also: Plot to Cut Protections Must be Stopped!, from the Society for Animal Protective Legislation and Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor the “Healthy Farm Bill” Today, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

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UPDATE, 6/21/07:

See also: Don’t Let Congress Eliminate Food Safety and Animal Welfare Laws, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). This is in addition to their 6/4/07 alert, PCRM: Ask Congress to Support Healthy Changes to the Farm Bill.

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UPDATE, 6/19/07:

See also: Tell the House Agriculture Committee Not to Allow Language Preempting State’s Rights in Farm Bill from the Center for Food Safety. If you decide to use the sample letter provided by the Center for Food Safety, be sure to add some language reflecting concern for animal welfare laws as well as those regarding food safety and states’ rights.

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Jun 14, 2007 10:46 AM
Subject: LETTER/ Farm Bill Undoes Cruelty Laws, State By State

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6/14/07: Farm Bill Undoes Cruelty Laws, State By State
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

Farm Bill Strips Communities of Power to Make Local Laws!
LINK: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/campaign/fed_section123.htm

Don’t Let Congress Undo State and Local Animal Laws
LINK: http://www.humanesociety [at] hsus.org

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SAMPLE LETTER & CONTACT INFO

Sample letters are prepared to give you ample background on an issue.

Try to change some words, pare down letters, and make them your own.

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SAPL eAlert: Yellowstone Bison Must be Saved from Needless Round-Up and Slaughter

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: May 31, 2007 11:24 AM
Subject: URGENT SAPL eAlert: YELLOWSTONE BISON MUST BE SAVED FROM NEEDLESS ROUND-UP AND SLAUGHTER

If you are unable to view this eAlert please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/Alerts/053007.htm.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: YELLOWSTONE BISON MUST BE SAVED FROM NEEDLESS ROUND-UP AND SLAUGHTER

In just a few days, any Yellowstone bison remaining outside of Yellowstone National Park will risk capture by officials from the State of Montana, the National Park Service, and other state and federal agencies. The animals, currently grazing peacefully on national forest lands near West Yellowstone, Mont., will be cruelly forced on to trucks and driven to slaughter. Many potential victims are mother bison and their newborn calves (see images of the bison at
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/media/photos/bisonphotos0607maycalves.html). During the capture and loading process, the newborns may be injured and separated from their mothers. All will be terrified as they endure confinement, transport and slaughter.

The capture was supposed to begin today, but thanks to an outcry to federal and state officials from compassionate individuals like you, officials will first try to direct the bison back into Yellowstone National Park (a process known as “hazing”). However, this brief reprieve from death will come to an end on Monday, when any bison who remain outside the park is scheduled to be captured and killed.

This action is based on a perceived threat that the bison will transmit the disease brucellosis to cattle, even though there has never been a documented case of transmission from bison to cattle outside of a laboratory. The risk of transmission, if it even exists, is extraordinarily remote. Because the bacteria is passed via contact with contaminated reproductive products, only pregnant bison pose even a theoretical risk of transmission. Despite this fact, the agencies routinely kill bulls, calves and yearlings; 4,000 have died since 1985. It appears that the capture and slaughter plan may reflect Montana’s overreaction to the recent detection of brucellosis in a cattle herd — an outbreak not attributable to Yellowstone bison.

Worsening the situation, the National Park Service has rejected a suggestion to transport any captured bison by truck deep into the park for release, despite the fact that there are no insurmountable obstacles preventing implementation of this option to spare the bisons’ lives. To deny the gentle animals a second chance at life is a shameful decision coming from an agency whose mission is to protect wildlife, and whose emblem actually includes the image of a bison.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

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SAPL eAlert: Congress to consider two (horse-related) bills

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

UPDATE, 4/30/07, via the HSUS:

This afternoon (4/27/07), at 12:38 p.m., the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (277-137) to restore a 34-year-old ban on the commercial sale and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros. Yesterday, the bill to ban the sale and transport to slaughter of all American horses cleared a critical Senate committee by a decisive 15-7 vote. These victories move us even closer to banning horse slaughter in the United States permanently.

Your calls and emails are key to winning this fight. Everyday this past week, as I walked the halls of the House and Senate with other Humane Society of the United States staff, shoring up support for these two votes, every office we visited said the same thing: “We are getting a lot of phone calls from our constituents about the horses.” Please help keep the momentum going:

+ Click here to urge support for restoring protections to wild horses and burros.

+ Click here to urge support for banning the slaughter of all horses.

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UPDATE, 4/23/07:

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has a sample letter for H.R. 249 (item #2 in the SAPL email below), here (“Up This Week: House Vote on Saving Wild Horses and Burros”).

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SAPL eAlert: Help Us Stop U.S. Capitulation to Whalers

Monday, April 9th, 2007

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From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: Apr 9, 2007 11:10 AM
Subject: SAPL eAlert: Help Us Stop U.S. Capitulation to Whalers

April 9, 2007

Help Us Stop U.S. Capitulation to Whalers

Japan and other pro-whaling countries are on the brink of overturning the 20-year-old moratorium that bans commercial whaling. Through aggressive vote recruitment, Japan is poised to take over the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Since the moratorium came into force in 1986, some IWC member nations have continued to whale commercially by exploiting loopholes in the whaling convention. For instance, Japan conducts lethal “research” whaling, and the meat ends up being sold in stores, Norway whales commercially under an objection it lodged when the moratorium was passed, and Iceland does both. In addition to the commercial killing of whales, aboriginal subsistence whaling conducted by natives in the United States, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Russian Federation, and Greenland is performed through the allocation of quotas by the IWC, based on recommendations by its scientific committee.

You may recall that, at last year’s IWC meeting, the pro-whaling nations achieved a simple majority on a single issue for the first time in decades. This year’s meeting is being held in Anchorage, Alaska, and the venue may turn out to be a bitter embarrassment for the United States, as it is being hobbled by Japan over its own “whaling needs.”

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SAPL eAlert: Congress May Act on Two Key Issues Before Session Ends

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

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From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: Oct 25, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: SAPL eAlert: Congress May Act on Two Key Issues Before Session Ends

If you are unable to view this SAPL eAlert, please click here.

We are writing you today about two important measures that may come before Congress after the elections and before the end of the session – one that your Representative should oppose and another that your Senators should support. Please take a moment to contact your legislators about these issues immediately.

1. Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Prevents Peaceful Protest

2. Horse Slaughter Bill Needs a Big Push, Now!

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SAPL eAlert: House of Representatives to Vote on a Permanent End to Horse Slaughter on September 7

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: Sep 3, 2006 7:01 PM
Subject: URGENT SAPL eAlert: House of Representatives to Vote on a Permanent End to Horse Slaughter on September 7

If you are unable to view this SAPL eAlert, please click here: http://www.saplonline.org/Alerts/090306.htm

House of Representatives to Vote on a Permanent End to Horse Slaughter on September 7, 2006

Please Contact your Representative Prior to the Vote!

September 3, 2006

After 5 years of strident work to end to horse slaughter in the United States, a vote is expected to take place in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 7, 2006 on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. It is vital for everyone you know to call their Representative immediately and urge a “YES” vote for H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and oppose any amendments.

Sponsored in the House by Congressional Horse Caucus Co-chair John Sweeney (R-NY), Representative John Spratt, Jr. (D-SC) and Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), the Act will end the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for the same purpose. Just last year, over 90,000 horses were slaughtered in the three foreign-owned horse slaughter facilities located in Texas and Illinois.

We have always believed that, if given a fair chance and an open vote, Congress would support this complete ban. Four separate times, Congress has demonstrated interest in stopping horse slaughter for wild and domestic horses by voting in favor of amendments. The upcoming vote is crucial, and it represents a culmination of five years of hard work by supporters from across the United States. PLEASE ACT TODAY!

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Please call or fax your Representative before THURSDAY asking him or her to vote “YES” on H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act without amendments. It would help if you could provide the office with your name and mailing address and request that, as a constituent, you would like a response back from your Representative clearly defining the position on this issue. You may wish to check your email every day for the latest news.

When talking with your Representative’s office please include some of the additional facts about horse slaughter listed below. To locate your Representative’s contact information and to learn more about horse slaughter and the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act please visit http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm.

Please share our “Dear Humanitarian” eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to call or fax their Members of Congress, too. Thank you very much for your help!

Sincerely,

Cathy Liss
Legislative Director
http://www.saplonline.org
http://www.compassionindex.org

p.s. If you can be in Washington, D.C. on September 5th, please join us at the Rally for Horses on Capitol Hill. Following the Rally you can visit your Representative’s office and personally urge support for H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. For more information on the Rally for Horses please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/Alerts/rallyforhorses.htm

FACTS AND FAQ’s ABOUT HORSE SLAUGHTER

* Last year three foreign-owned slaughter plants cruelly slaughtered more than 90,000 horses for human consumption in Europe and Asia. Tens of thousands more of America’s horses were exported from the U.S. and slaughtered in other countries.

* Slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. Horses suffer horribly on the way to and during slaughter.

* Passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA) will reduce animal suffering ­ hence its wide support throughout the equestrian and veterinary world, as well as the humane community.

* Americans overwhelmingly support an end to horse slaughter for human consumption (polls from Kentucky, Virginia, Texas and Utah respectively show that 82, 74, 72 and 69 percent of those questioned oppose the practice). In California, a 1998 ballot initiative (Prop. 6) banning horse slaughter for human consumption passed with 60 percent of the vote.

* Animal cruelty is NOT a property rights issue. It is illegal to abuse and neglect any animal, and horse slaughter is one of many tragic forms of animal cruelty.

Sick and old horses to slaughter

Question: Is it true that slaughter is only a last resort for infirm, dangerous or no longer serviceable horses?

Answer: 92.3 percent of horses arriving at slaughter plants in this country are in “good” condition, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Guidelines for Handling and Transporting Equines to Slaughter.

Neglect and abuse

Question: Will horse abuse and neglect cases rise significantly following a ban on slaughter

Answer: There has been no documented rise in abuse and neglect cases in California since the state banned horse slaughter for human consumption in 1998. There was no documented rise in Illinois during closure of the state’s only horse slaughter plant in 2002 until its reopening in 2004.

Cost of caring for unwanted horses

Question: If there is a ban on horse slaughter, will horse rescue and retirement groups have the resources to take care of unwanted horses? Should the government have to pay for the care of horses voluntarily given up by their owners?

Answer: Not every horse currently going to slaughter will need to be absorbed into the rescue community – many will be sold to a new owner, others will be kept longer and a licensed veterinarian will humanely euthanize some. Opponents of this legislation admit passage of the bill will not necessarily lead to an increase in the number of horses sent to rescue facilities, precisely because humane euthanasia is so widely used. It is not the government’s responsibility to provide for the care of horses voluntarily given up by their owners, as these animals are private property. Hundreds of horse rescue organizations operate around the country, and additional facilities are being established (a list is available). When a companion animal can no longer be cared for, it is the owners’ responsibility to provide a humane solution–whether the animal is a dog, a cat or a horse.

A safe and humane solution for sick, old and unwanted horses

Question: If slaughter is not an option, what will we do with sick, old and unwanted horses

Answer: Approximately 900,000 horses die annually in this country (10 percent of an estimated population of 9 million) and the vast majority are not slaughtered, but euthanized and rendered or buried without any negative environmental impact. Humane euthanasia and carcass disposal is highly affordable and widely available. The average cost of having a horse humanely euthanized and safely disposing of the animal’s carcass is approximately $225, while the average monthly cost of keeping a horse is approximately $200.

Export of horses for slaughter abroad

Question: If there is a ban on horse slaughter in the United States, will there be an increase in the export of horses for foreign slaughter? Will horses suffer from longer transport for slaughter in countries where there may be weaker welfare laws?

Answer: Horse slaughter has declined dramatically in the United States over the past decade, but there has been no correlating increase in the number of American horses exported for slaughter abroad. Further, the AHSPA prohibits the export of horses for slaughter abroad, and contains clear enforcement and penalty provisions to prevent this from happening. Risk of federal prosecution and the high costs associated with illegally transporting horses long distances for slaughter abroad are strong deterrents.

Standards of care at sanctuaries and rescue organizations

Question: Is it true no standards exist for horse rescue facilities that take unwanted horses?

Answer: The Doris Day Animal League and the Animal Welfare Institute published “Basic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility” in 2004. Additionally, the Association of Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuaries Association provide accreditation programs, a code of ethics and guidelines for the operation of sanctuaries and rescue organizations. Horse rescue groups must also provide for the welfare of horses in their custody in compliance with state and local animal welfare laws.

Use of horsemeat in pet food

Question: If there is a ban on horse slaughter, will horsemeat no longer be available for pet food?

Answer: There is no horsemeat in pet food. This practice stopped decades ago following enactment of protections for America’s wild horses in 1971. The US public and Congress were outraged to learn federal agencies were rounding up and allowing the exploitation and slaughter of these national treasures for items such as pet food. Some by-products of the horse slaughter industry are used in various consumer items, but they are derived from the rendering (a different process than slaughter and not affected by the AHSPA) of dead horses and other animals.

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SAPL eAlert: Please Join Us at the Rally for Horses

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

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From: Cathy Liss, Legislative Director – action [at] saplonline.org
Date: Aug 22, 2006 8:34 AM
Subject: SAPL eAlert: PLEASE JOIN US AT THE RALLY FOR HORSE

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE RALLY FOR HORSES
US House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 503

August 22, 2006

If you are available, please join the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) at the Washington, D.C. Rally for Horses in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA).

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Cannon platform on the lawn of the US Capitol, at the corner of Independence Ave. and New Jersey S.E. (see arrow on attached map)

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 503, the AHSPA, on Sept. 7. This vote will represent the culmination of five years of campaigning by concerned constituents on behalf of the horses. Since SAPL and the Doris Day Animal League began their national campaign to end horse slaughter for human consumption in late 2001, more than a quarter of a million horses have been brutally killed in the three remaining US slaughterhouses and sold overseas to be served to the patrons of upscale restaurants. As we continue our fight to end this tragedy through passage of the AHSPA, we must remember an estimated 2,000 horses are slaughtered each week as the bill awaits adoption by Congress.

We can still make a difference. The American people are being heard through the calls, emails and faxes that have flooded Congress, and legislators are listening. However, we must redouble our efforts and keep pressure on Congress to act strongly and decisively now. Please continue to contact your Representative (you can be connected to his or her office by calling the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121), and encourage your friends, family and coworkers to do so as well. While support has been overwhelming, we can do even better for the horses. SAPL will not stop its campaign on behalf of America’s horses until the bill has passed and the brutal horse slaughter industry has been abolished.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-836-4300 or horses [at] saplonline.org, or visit SAPL online at http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm. You might also wish to purchase a shirt, hat or bag at http://www.cafepress.com/sapl to promote our fight and to wear to the rally. As always, thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Cathy Liss
Legislative Director

P.S. Please visit our new website, www.compassionindex.org, to locate your legislators and see how they stand on animal welfare legislation.

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

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

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.