July 27, 2008
H.R. 6598, the Conyers - Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 (the bill which now replaces the AHSPA - HR 503 & S. 311), is scheduled for a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Thursday, July 31st at 9:30 a.m.
H.R. 6598 - introduced
to the House on July 24th by Representative John Conyers Jr., in an effort to
make our way around the pro horse slaughter lobby blockade of the AHSPA, will
permanently put an end to the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the
transport of live American horses for slaughter across the
So far this year, over 60,000 horses have been slaughtered in Canadian and Mexican horse slaughter plants under appalling conditions, where they are subjected to blatant abuse and unspeakable suffering. As the end of the 110th Congressional session looms near, Members of Congress must act NOW to stop this ongoing tragedy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Time is of the essence, so immediate action is required to ensure swift passage of H.R. 6598 by both the Committee on the Judiciary and the House of Representatives.
Please contact your
Below you will find a phone and fax directory for the members of the House Committee on the Judiciary. This directory is also available for download at http://www.habitatforhorses.org/joincampaigns/docs/110judiciary.doc.
If you don’t know who is your Representative you can find out by going to http://www.compassionindex.org/index.htm and typing in your zip code.
Please begin making calls and faxes today, and continue to do so until the hearing begins. Please share this alert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to call or fax their Representatives, as well.
Additionally, Congress will soon adjourn for summer recess. We strongly encourage advocates to set up appointments to meet with your Representative and Senators while they are at home in their district offices during the recess. Face to face meetings with your Representative and Senators are likely the single most important thing an advocate can do to gain their support. Please call to make your appointments today!
For more information about horse slaughter and H.R. 6598, please go to http://www.awionline.org/legislation/horse_slaughter/index.htm.
Your support is needed now more than ever; thank you very much for your help!
Thank you for your help!
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY CONTACT INFO DIRECTORY
The column “cosponsor” indicates whether they are cosponsors of H.R. 6598 while the “HR 503” shows if they are cosponsoring the AHSPA and thus need to transfer their support to the new bill.
Chair and Ranking Min. Member Phone Fax Cosponsor HR 503
Chair: John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) 202-225-5126 202-225-0072 YES YES
Rank: Lamar Smith (R-TX) 202-225-4236 202-225-8628 NO NO
Rest of Members:
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 202-225-2906 202-225-6942 NO YES
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) 202-225-4695 202-225-3196 NO YES
Rick Boucher (D-VA) 202-225-3861 202-225-0442 NO YES
Chris Cannon (R-UT) 202-225-7751 202-225-5629 NO NO
Steve Chabot (R-OH) 202-225-2216 202-225-3012 YES NO
Howard Coble (R-NC) 202-225-3065 202-225-8611 NO NO
Steve Ira Cohen (D-TN) 202-225-3265 202-225-5663 NO YES
Artur Davis (D-AL) 202-225-2665 202-226-9567 NO NO
Bill Delahunt (D-MA) 202-225-3111 202-225-5658 NO YES
Keith Ellison (D-MN) 202-225-4755 202-225-4886 NO YES
Tom Feeney (R-FL) 202-225-2706 202-226-6299 NO NO
J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) 202-225-6365 202-226-1170 NO NO
Trent Franks (R-AZ) 202-225-4576 202-225-6328 NO NO
Elton Gallegly (R-CA) 202-225-5811 202-225-1100 NO YES
Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 202-225-3035 202-226-1230 NO NO
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) 202-225-5431 202-225-9681 NO NO
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) 202-225-8203 202-225-7810 NO YES
Darrell Issa (R-CA) 202-225-3906 202-225-3303 NO NO
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) 202-225-3816 202-225-3317 NO YES
Hank Johnson (D-GA) 202-225-1605 202-226-0691 NO YES
Jim Jordan (R-OH) 202-225-2676 202-226-0577 NO NO
Ric Keller (R-FL) 202-225-2176 202-225-0999 NO YES
Steve King (R-IA) 202-225-4426 202-225-3193 NO NO
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) 202-225-3072 202-225-3336 NO YES
Dan Lungren (R-CA) 202-225-5716 202-226-1298 NO NO
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) 202-225-5635 202-225-6923 YES NO
Mike Pence (R-IN) 202-225-3021 202-225-3382 NO NO
Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA) 202-225-6676 202-226-1012 NO NO
Adam Schiff (D-CA) 202-225-4176 202-225-5828 NO YES
Robert C. Scott (D-VA) 202-225-8351 202-225-8354 YES NO
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) 202-225-5101 202-225-3190 NO NO
Brad Sherman (D-CA) 202-225-5911 202-225-5879 NO YES
Betty Sutton (D-OH) 202-225-3401 202-225-2266 YES NO
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 202-225-7931 202-226-2052 YES NO
Maxine Waters (D-CA) 202-225-2201 202-225-7854 NO YES
Melvin L. Watt (D-NC) 202-225-1510 202-225-1512 NO YES
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) 202-225-6616 202-226-7253 NO YES
Robert Wexler (D-FL) 202-225-3001 202-225-5974 NO YES