Make the Call for Horses

By on January 22, 2008 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

If you are on our email list, this morning you may have received an alert about today’s National Call-In Day for Horses.

I don’t have to tell you that this is a crucial time to make your voice heard. Our horses are being shipped to foreign slaughterhouses, enduring harrowing journeys and facing grisly, inhumane slaughter, while groups aligned with the horse slaughter and livestock industries try to bottleneck federal legislation that would protect horses from this fate.

American horse awaiting slaughter
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Please take just a few minutes today to help rally support for H.R. 503/S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which would prohibit the slaughter of American horses for human consumption and prohibit their export for slaughter. In order for H.R. 503/S. 311 to be enacted in the 2007-2008 Congressional session, it must pass both chambers within this two-year period (the bill passed the House in 2006, but time ran out before the Senate was able to consider it).

First, check to see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of H.R. 503 and if your two U.S. Senators are co-sponsors of S. 311. If they are, please call and thank them for their support, and urge them to do all that they can to pass this important legislation. If they are not, please call and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 503/S. 311. You can reach your members of Congress by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or look up their Capitol office phone numbers.

After you’ve made your calls, let us know how things went. And finally, to maximize our impact, please ask all of your friends and family to also call their legislators today.

Your calls do make a difference. Today, you can help send the message that Congress needs to act now to protect American horses.


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