America’s Horses Need Your Help TODAY ~ Please Call NOW
Help us ensure horses are protected from the horrors of slaughter
Representatives are in the final stages of the negotiations of the Omnibus Appropriations package on Capitol Hill where they have been debating and trading all weekend. We have already sent out an email to those whose Officials have influence in the negotiations. But those of us who do not live in their districts can still use our voice to send a message NOW to Senator Harry Reid and Representative Nancy Pelosi.
Since 2007, we’ve kept horse slaughterhouses closed by stopping the funding for horse slaughter inspections.
It was a major victory for horses when the 2015 federal spending bill was signed into law. That bill renewed the ban on the use of tax dollars for the inspections of horse slaughterhouses, which prevented the opening of horse slaughter plants poised to resume operations in several states.
Unfortunately, this ban is set to expire this week and must be renewed by Congress. This critical life saving provision is in jeopardy. To lose it would be a disaster for America’s wild and domestic horses.
A few months ago, the Udall amendment in the Senate inserted the defunding language to the agriculture appropriations bill, but we are hearing some distressing news that it may fall out of the budget bill during negotiations happening now.
Opponents who want to bring back this grisly practice to the U.S. are counting on Congress to let the ban expire, but your voice can make a difference and help ensure we keep this toxic, unnecessary, and cruel industry off of American soil.
The fight to protect horses from the barbaric suffering of slaughter in the United States, is far from over but we cannot lose ground.
What You Can Do
We urgently need your help to tell Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, to stand firm knowing they have the support of the masses.Please be respectful and brief. Urge them not to bargain with our horses and ensure that language to continue the ban on horse slaughterhouse inspections is retained in the 2016 spending bill.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12): Phone: 202-225-4965
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): Phone: 202-224-3542
If you live in the following states, your elected official will be deciding the fate of America’s horses today. Please speak up for horses and call your Member of Congress!
Kentucky: Senator Mitch McConnell (R) – Phone: 202-224-2541
Nevada: Senator Harry Reid (D) – Phone: 202-224-3542
Maryland: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D) – Phone: 202-224-4654
Mississippi: Senator Thad Cochran (R) – Phone: 202-224-5054
Alabama: Rep: Aderholt (R) – Phone: 202-225-4876
California: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) – Phone: 202-225-4965
Here is a sample script you can use when speaking to the receptionist:
“Hi, this is [your name] and I live in [town, state]. I’m calling today to please ask that the ban on funding for horse slaughter remain in the final spending bill. Protecting America’s horses is a strong statement as to the humanity of this country. As one of well over 10 million horse lovers, I do not want my tax dollars used for horse slaughter. Thank you.”