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**Urgent** H.R. 503-

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    Last edited by Marli; Sep. 7, 2006, 11:01 AM. Reason: updated info

  • #2
    Anything we can do?

    Did you know that last night the USDA came out against it? And the head of the USDA used to be the head of the cattleman's association - who is violently against the bill?


    • #3
      Not exactly a surprise ... the USDA executed a work-around last year on the ban passed on federal spending for inspectors at the plants by allowing the plants to pay for the inspectors. Lots of money out there against this bill.... it's why it is important for voters to let their reps know directly how they feel.


      • #4
        You are so right!

        That's why we all need to make those calls today!

        Go to, click on legislation, the clisk on the horse slaughter act, then scroll down to "find your legislator" - put in your zip code, it will give you the info to call your Rep - if everyone already knows this, I apologize!

        Keep our fingers crossed.....


        • #5
          Direct link to finding your rep and his/her # US House. All you need is your zip code to locate your rep - enter it in the upper left side of screen. Call the DC office - not your local office. During the debate on the rules, one rep said that he had not had one constituent tell him they cared about this bill.


          • #6
            You are so right!

            That's why we all need to make those calls today!

            Go to, click on legislation, the clisk on the horse slaughter act, then scroll down to "find your legislator" - put in your zip code, it will give you the info to call your Rep - if everyone already knows this, I apologize!

            Keep our fingers crossed.....


            • #7
              Just called mine again to hammer the point home. Never hurts.
              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


              • #8
                LIGHT UP THOSE PHONE LINES!!!!!!
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                • #9
                  Did you see the info from the other thread?

                  THe other thread about the procedure says they won't vote on the actual bill until this afternoon --- we need to keep this up - I just started a phone call chain, and an e mail chain, call one person to call their rep, plus one other person to call their rep, etc.!!

                  We can get this done.

                  Throughout history, always next to the footsteps of man, have been the hoofprints of horse. He is in his hour of need, we will stand by him now.


                  • #10
                    IT IS ON NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                    • #11
                      Debate is back on, earlier than expected.
                      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                      • #12
                        If you're from Virginia, you might consider a call to Rep. Goodlatte, 202-225-5431. Someone posted on another forum that one of his office staffers said he "has received very few calls on this issue."
                        "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                        • #13
                          You are correct. There is plenty of time to call your Rep's office reminding him/her to vote for HR 503 as written when the vote is called for today.

                          Vote is expected around 4 pm EST.


                          • #14
                            I just called to voice my support for the bill and I was happy to find out that my rep is a co-sponsor. I told the lady on the phone I was pleased and I just wanted them to know that I was a happy consituant right now.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                              If you're from Virginia, you might consider a call to Rep. Goodlatte, 202-225-5431. Someone posted on another forum that one of his office staffers said he "has received very few calls on this issue."
                              I faxed him my proposal of the $5 surcharge on a Coggins test


                              • #16
                                Sweeney is on! He is sooooo right on.
                                \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                                • #17
                                  He showed the Texarkana picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                  \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                                  • #18
                                    Did you see the picture he showed? Poor horse. He's talking about the shipper that got charged with animal cruelty.
                                    \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns


                                    • #19
                                      GO SWEENEY!!!
                                      True North Dressage
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                                      • #20
                                        So I guess this "rancher" would send his horse to slaughter AFTER it broke its leg? How pathetic!
                                        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"