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    US Senate Moves to Stop Horse Slaughter
    URGENT ACTION NEEDED TODAY!

    Sept. 9, 2005


    Dear Humanitarian:

    The US Senate is poised to vote on legislation to stop the brutal slaughter of American horses for human consumption in foreign countries. An identical measure by Congressmen John Sweeney (R-NY) and John Spratt (D-SC) passed overwhelmingly in the US House of Representatives on June 8.

    Senator John Ensign (R-NV), one of only two veterinarians in Congress, and Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) are expected to introduce an amendment to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill that prohibits the use of any federal taxpayer funds to slaughter horses.

    Please take a moment to contact your Senators TODAY, urging his or her immediate support of the Ensign/Byrd amendment to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The Senate will consider the amendment during the week of Sept. 12 (most likely on Tuesday, Sept. 13), so your immediate assistance is critical. If you would like additional facts or need to find the name of your Senators, visit our Web site at http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm or call us at (703) 836-4300.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:

    Please call or fax your Senators today. Refer to the fact sheet below for specific points to discuss.

    Ask your Senators to support the Ensign/Byrd Agriculture Appropriations Amendment (prohibiting your tax dollars from being spent on horse slaughter) and respectfully request his or her specific position the issue.

    Capitol Hill Operator: (202) 224-3121 (they will help you reach your Senators)

    Your immediate assistance is essential to ensure the Senate hears from an outpouring of concerned constituents; the House of Representatives did, and the horses won. Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and coworkers, and encourage them to make phone calls and send faxes, too. As always, please share any responses you receive from Congress with us.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Sincerely,

    Cathy Liss
    Legislative Director
    Society for Animal Protective Legislation
    (A Division of the Animal Welfare Institute)
    http://www.saplonline.org/

    ________________________________

    FACTS ABOUT HORSE SLAUGHTER

    Last year three foreign-owned slaughter plants cruelly slaughtered more than 65,000 horses for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
    Tens of thousands more of America's horses were exported 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 support an end to horse slaughter for human consumption overwhelmingly (polls from Kentucky, Texas and Utah respectively show that 82, 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.

    1. Sick and old horses to slaughter

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

    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.

    2. 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 is no documented rise in Illinois following closure of the state's only horse slaughter plant in 2002.

    3. 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 given up voluntarily by their owners?

    Answer: Not every horse 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 given up voluntarily 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).

    4. 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 690,000 horses die annually in this country (10 percent of an estimated population of 6.9 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 and has some connection to the 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 of dead horses (a different process than slaughter and not affected by the AHSPA) and other animals.
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    US Senate Moves to Stop Horse Slaughter
    URGENT ACTION NEEDED TODAY!

    Sept. 9, 2005


    Dear Humanitarian:

    The US Senate is poised to vote on legislation to stop the brutal slaughter of American horses for human consumption in foreign countries. An identical measure by Congressmen John Sweeney (R-NY) and John Spratt (D-SC) passed overwhelmingly in the US House of Representatives on June 8.

    Senator John Ensign (R-NV), one of only two veterinarians in Congress, and Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) are expected to introduce an amendment to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill that prohibits the use of any federal taxpayer funds to slaughter horses.

    Please take a moment to contact your Senators TODAY, urging his or her immediate support of the Ensign/Byrd amendment to the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The Senate will consider the amendment during the week of Sept. 12 (most likely on Tuesday, Sept. 13), so your immediate assistance is critical. If you would like additional facts or need to find the name of your Senators, visit our Web site at http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm or call us at (703) 836-4300.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:

    Please call or fax your Senators today. Refer to the fact sheet below for specific points to discuss.

    Ask your Senators to support the Ensign/Byrd Agriculture Appropriations Amendment (prohibiting your tax dollars from being spent on horse slaughter) and respectfully request his or her specific position the issue.

    Capitol Hill Operator: (202) 224-3121 (they will help you reach your Senators)

    Your immediate assistance is essential to ensure the Senate hears from an outpouring of concerned constituents; the House of Representatives did, and the horses won. Please share our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert with family, friends and coworkers, and encourage them to make phone calls and send faxes, too. As always, please share any responses you receive from Congress with us.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Sincerely,

    Cathy Liss
    Legislative Director
    Society for Animal Protective Legislation
    (A Division of the Animal Welfare Institute)
    http://www.saplonline.org/

    ________________________________

    FACTS ABOUT HORSE SLAUGHTER

    Last year three foreign-owned slaughter plants cruelly slaughtered more than 65,000 horses for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
    Tens of thousands more of America's horses were exported 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 support an end to horse slaughter for human consumption overwhelmingly (polls from Kentucky, Texas and Utah respectively show that 82, 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.

    1. Sick and old horses to slaughter

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

    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.

    2. 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 is no documented rise in Illinois following closure of the state's only horse slaughter plant in 2002.

    3. 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 given up voluntarily by their owners?

    Answer: Not every horse 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 given up voluntarily 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).

    4. 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 690,000 horses die annually in this country (10 percent of an estimated population of 6.9 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 and has some connection to the 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 of dead horses (a different process than slaughter and not affected by the AHSPA) and other animals.
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    Totally agree old horses, lame, etc. are not the main ones slaughered. Horse slaugher is no differant then any other livestock the most desired ones are younger and in good shape thats the ones with the most meat.

    Your numbers are way off though, according to the AHC in 2004 there were over 9 million horses in the U.S.

    And horse meat is used in pet foods, I've delevered some to a dog food company here in Mn. myself from the rendering plant.
    Quality doesn\'t cost it pays.



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    when do they vote?



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    Blondy,

    The vote is expected to come as early as next Tuesday.
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    The senate is expected to vote on the Ensign/Byrd amendment tomorrow!

    Please continue making faxes and calls both today and tomorrow!

    Please crosspost this message far and wide!

    ALABAMA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) 202-224-5744
    202-224-3416
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 202-224-4124 202-224-3149

    ALASKA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) 202-224-3004 202-224-2354
    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202-224-6665
    202-224-5301

    ARIZONA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) 202-224-2235 202-228-2862
    Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) 202-224-4521 202-224-2207

    ARKANSAS

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) 202-224-4843
    202-228-1371
    Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) 202-224-2353 202-228-0908

    CALIFORNIA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841
    202-228-3954
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 202-224-3553 415-956-6701


    COLORADO

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) 202-224-5852 202-228-5036
    Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) 202-224-5941 202-224-6471

    CONNECTICUT

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) 202-224-2823
    202-224-1083
    Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT) 202-224-4041
    202-224-9750

    DELAWARE:

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) 202-224-5042
    202-224-0139
    Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) 202-224-2441
    202-228-2190

    FLORIDA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) 202-224-3041 202-228-5171
    Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) 202-224-5274 202-228-2183

    GEORGIA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Saxby Chambliss (D-GA) 202-224-3521
    202-228-2090
    Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) 202-224-3643
    202-228-0724

    HAWAII

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) 202-224-3934
    202-224-6747
    Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) 202-224-6361
    202-224-2126

    IDAHO

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Larry E. Craig (R-ID) 202-224-2752
    202-228-1067
    Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) 202-224-6142 202-228-1375

    ILLINOIS

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) 202-224-2152
    202-228-0400
    Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) 202-224-2854 202-228-4260

    INDIANA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX
    Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN) 202-224-4814
    202-228-0360
    Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) 202-224-5623 202-228-1377

    IOWA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) 202-224-3744
    202-224-6020
    Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) 202-224-3254 202-224-9369

    KANSAS

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) 202-224-6521 202-228-1265
    Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) 202-224-4774 202-224-3514

    KENTUCKY

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 202-224-2541
    202-224-2499
    Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) 202-224-4343 202-228-1373

    LOUISIANA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) 202-224-4623 202-228-5061
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) 202-224-5824 202-224-9735

    MAINE

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) 202-224-5344 202-224-1946
    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) 202-224-2523 202-224-2693

    MARYLAND

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) 202-224-4524 202-224-1651
    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 202-224-4654
    202-224-8858

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) 202-224-4543
    202-224-2417
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) 202-224-2742 202-224-8525

    MICHIGAN

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) 202-224-6221 202-224-1388
    Senator Debbie A. Stabenow (D-MI) 202-224-4822
    202-228-0325

    MINNESOTA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN) 202-224-3244 202-228-2186
    Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) 202-224-5641 202-224-1152

    MISSISSIPPI

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) 202-224-5054 202-224-9450
    Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) 202-224-6253 202-224-2262

    MISSOURI

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-MO) 202-224-5721
    202-224-8149
    Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) 202-224-6154 202-228-1518

    MONTANA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) 202-224-2651 202-224-0515
    Senator Conrad R. Burns (R-MT) 202-224-2644
    202-224-8594

    NEBRASKA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) 202-224-4224 202-224-5213
    Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) 202-224-6551 202-228-0012

    NEVADA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) 202-224-3542 202-224-7327
    Senator John Ensign (R-NV) 202-224-6244 202-228-2193

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) 202-224-3324 202-224-4952
    Senator John Sununu (R-NH) 202-224-2841 202-228-4131

    NEW JERSEY

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) 202-224-4744
    202-228-2197
    Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) 202-224-3224
    202-228-4054

    NEW MEXICO

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Pete V. Domenici (R- NM) 202-224-6621
    202-228-0900
    Senator Jeff Bingaman (D- NM) 202-224-5521
    202-224-2852

    NEW YORK

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) 202-224-6542
    202-228-3027
    Senator Hillary R. Clinton (D-NY) 202-224-4451
    202-228-0282

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) 202-224-3154 202-228-2981
    Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) 202-224-6342
    202-224-1100

    NORTH DAKOTA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) 202-224-2043 202-224-7776
    Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) 202-224-2551
    202-224-1193

    OHIO

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH) 202-224-2315 202-224-6519
    Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) 202-224-3353
    202-228-1382

    OKLAHOMA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) 202-224-5754 202-224-6008
    Senator James M. Inhofe (R-OK) 202-224-4721
    202-228-0380

    OREGON

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) 202-224-5244 202-228-2717
    Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) 202-224-3753 202-228-3997

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) 202-224-4254 202-228-1229
    Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) 202-224-6324 202-228-0604

    RHODE ISLAND

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) 202-224-4642 202-224-4680
    Senator Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI) 202-224-2921
    202-228-2853

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator James DeMint (R-SC) 202-224-6121 202-228-5143
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 202-224-5972
    202-224-3808

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator John Thune (R-SD) 202-224-2321 202-228-5429
    Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) 202-224-5842 202-228-5765

    TENNESSEE

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator William H. Frist (R-TN) 202-224-3344
    202-228-1264
    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202-224-4944
    202-228-3398

    TEXAS

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) 202-224-5922
    202-224-0776
    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) 202-224-2934 202-228-2856

    UTAH

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) 202-224-5251
    202-224-6331
    Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT) 202-224-5444
    202-228-1168

    VERMONT

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) 202-224-4242
    202-224-3479
    Senator James M. Jeffords (I-VT) 202-224-5141
    202-228-0776

    VIRGINIA

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) 202-224-2023
    202-224-6295
    Senator George Allen (R-VA) 202-224-4024 202-224-5432

    WASHINGTON

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) 202-224-2621 202-224-0238
    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 202-224-3441
    202-228-0514

    WEST VIRGINIA


    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) 202-224-3954
    202-228-0002
    Sen John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) 202-224-6472
    202-224-7665

    WISCONSIN

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) 202-224-5653 202-224-9787
    Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) 202-224-5323
    202-224-2725

    WYOMING

    Member Name DC Phone DC FAX

    Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) 202-224-6441 202-224-1724
    Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) 202-224-3424 202-228-0359
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    Sent faxes to my two senators last Friday.

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    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"



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    Thanks for the numbers I've already contacted mine here in Mn. to vote against it but freinds in the Dakotas just asked me this past weekend if I knew how to get ahold of theirs to do so.
    Quality doesn\'t cost it pays.



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    Thanks, luvmytb's! Please try to follow up with a phone call as well.

    Gail
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    I called both my senators and they support the Ensign amendment! yay! Thanks for posting the contacts, I havent been on coth much since the cber thread was banned but knew I could get the scoop here! Thanks



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    That's great news, certifiedgirl!!

    Thanks so very much for all of your hard work!

    Gail
    www.horse-protection.org

    No Horses to Slaughter Clique



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    Country, Why can't you just start your own thread for those of you that are for slaughter?



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    I phoned and faxed my two senators (Boxer and Feinstein) and am going to fax as many other senators as I can without my boss catching me!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/winkgrin.gif

    I heard elsewhere that the calls and faxes are getting some notice...keep it up everyone!
    Until they are safe.
    www.safehorses.org



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    I already contacted my senators, and talked to someone in Senator Lugars office and he told me that they are getting a loooot of calls today. He asked me questions also and I was very willing to talk to him as to why I am against slaughter. With the other senator all I was able to do was voice that I am against slaughter and that was it. I also called the IL. senators....



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gazenna:
    Country, Why can't you just start your own thread for those of you that are for slaughter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Why? She just proved that horsemeat is used in pet food.

    Putting Flame suit on...
    And what is so wrong with horse slaughter? It's better then them standing in a field starving to death. I think they need to find a way to put them down without suffering and more humane shipping to the plants. That's what needs to be changed.

    Tell me, what will happen to the horses if the bill is passed? Are you and the rest of you Anti-slaughter people going to take them under your wing? Are you going to pay for their care until they die of old age?

    What about Cows, Pigs, Goats, Lambs, Chickens? Is it ok for them to be slaughtered?

    I'm not trying to be snarky but I want to know. If I could have it my way, there wouldn't be any suffering of animals including humans.
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    Got about half the list faxed at this point...
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    Nikki....Country is a he not a she not that it matters.aAs far as horses standing out in a field straving. Most people that have let horses strave do let them strave with no intentions of getting rid of them first. I have seen it happen over and over. And also as far as what will happen to all those horses, well that remains to be seen does it not. Maybe some people with be less likely to just dump their horses off at a sale and decide to put just a little more effort into fixing a problem that they may be having with their horse. Maybe some people will be less likely to breed every mare they have to find that perfect horse that they think will come out of their mare.Maybe the people who use lies to buy someones advertized horse that they think is gonna go to a good home will stop doing that. Maybe the cruelity and abuse at the auctions will cease since breaking laws at those places seems to be exceptable, and nothing gets done about it. Maybe horse thieves will think twice about stealing other peoples horses. Maybe other cruel sports where horses are used and tortured for the spectators pleasure will stop. There are many more maybes I am sure. So why are you for slaughter? Do you or someone in your family deal with slaughter bound horses? As far as all of us that are anti slaughter and your remark about taken all those horses that would have gone to slaughter under our wings, that is a ridiculous question cause those horses just will never fall in our laps it is up to the owners of those horses to be responsiable for them. Now that is not saying if one would happen to come my way that I would not do whats right and take him/her under my wing so to speak. I am certain that most if not all anti slaughter people feel like I do.....



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    For all your maybes theres a maybe not. Until some thought has gone into the end result of this bill I'm against it. Its basically axbill just to have one no long term thought has gone into it. Pretty much done on emotion nothing else. I'm for horse welfare not peoples agendas.
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    BTW gazenna I've asked this before but never got an answer but could you explain your therory that breeding makes more horse go to slaugher. We slaugher about 6 times fewer horses now then 10 years ago but theres about 30% more horses in the U.S. now then 10 years ago. The numbewrs don't come close to supporting your claim.

    And horse theif will decline? Why? The anti slaugher groups say it will not be profatable to haul truck loads of horses to plants in Can. and Mex. So how is it profatable for someone to steal a horse and sell it at a plant in the U.S.?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by county:
    BTW gazenna I've asked this before but never got an answer but could you explain your therory that breeding makes more horse go to slaugher. We slaugher about 6 times fewer horses now then 10 years ago but theres about 30% more horses in the U.S. now then 10 years ago. The numbewrs don't come close to supporting your claim.


    County have you read the white paper or not, it answers this question quite well? http://www.trfinc.org/news/TRF_WhitePaper.pdf

    And horse theif will decline? Why? The anti slaugher groups say it will not be profatable to haul truck loads of horses to plants in Can. and Mex. So how is it profatable for someone to steal a horse and sell it at a plant in the U.S.? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Boy I don't get this statement? "How is it profitable to steal a horse and sell it to slaughter?" Doesn't that answer itself?

    As far has trucking horses into Canada and Mexico for slaughter, the way fuel prices are going this will not be a profitable undertaking, once HR 503 passes it would be illegal and hardly worth the money for a black market.

    Your above statement says it all, we are slaughtering far fewer horses and have a larger population of horses in the US. Obviously people are being more responsible, certainly the stats don't indicate an abuse and neglect rise. Those who are left are irresponsible owners and breeders, those who are duped at auctions and yes, stolen horses. Once again boils down to money, money, money............. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/sigh.gif
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