Following passage in the House of Representatives, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is pending in the Senate. As you know, the measure would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for the same purpose.
Efforts from concerned constituents like us
have made all the difference in this fight please continue to contact your
We hope the bill will be voted on by the Senate when Congress reconvenes on December 5th, but there will be limited time available and only issues seen as essential are expected to be addressed. We need to be sure Congress recognizes that this legislation is critical, as approximately 2,000 horses are being hauled to slaughter and brutally killed with every week this bill awaits action in the Senate.
Please contact both of your Senators today, urging their co-sponsorship of S. 1915, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 503, and requesting a vote on the legislation when they return on December 5th, which is their last chance to vote.
To find your Senators, go to: http://www.compassionindex.org/search.htm
or call the Capitol Hill operator at (202) 224-3121 and request to be connected to their offices.
For more information on horse slaughter and how you can help make a difference for Americas horses, please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm