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"Be the change you wish to see in the world" ~Mohandas Gandhi
"Our lives began and end the day we become silent things that matter" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Originally Posted: 3 December 2011
[Ed. Note: Read more - Horse Slaughter in the U.S., 2011 - Background.]
Call AND fax President Obama and leave a message about recent legislation he signed that opens the door to horse slaughter in the U.S. and say:
phone (202) 456-1111
fax (202) 456-2461
online contact form:
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The “Occupy Obama’s Phone Line” worked, yesterday. Each time I called the volunteer operator stated that I was not alone when I stated:
“As a tax-paying American I demand that President Obama live up to his campaign promises and immediately sign an Executive Order prohibiting predatory horse slaughter in the United States and to ban the cruel transportation of American horses to slaughter across our borders.”
It did not take me long to conclude that being civil, courteous and to the point gained the allegiance of the volunteer on the other end of the line and we encourage you fine Americans to keep it up and do the same today as we will not let up and continue to Occupy the White House Comment line at 202-456-1111.
But today let’s move across the White House office and take charge of the FAX machine at 202-456-2461
Now again, the same rules of the road should apply but I cannot help but share with you the snarky and articulate fax that came in from Jerry Finch of Habitat for Horses. I think I may use this, with all credit to Jerry, just to vent the frustration of main stream Americans who have had it with all the corrupt politics and broken campaign promises. For a moment, it just feels good to tell it like it is. Here’s Jerry’s rendition:
Mad doesn’t come close to what I feel. Perhaps furious, irate, enraged and livid better describe my reaction to your allowing horse slaughter to return to the US.
This absolutely will not work. You lied to us, the 70% of Americans who are against the killing of horses for food.
You announced that you had co-sponsored legislation to stop the sale for slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros. During the 2008 campaign you signed on as co-sponsor to the bill to ban horse slaughter for human consumption. When asked specifically during the campaign, “Will you support legislation …to institute a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption“, you gave an unqualified “Yes“.
Now look at what you just did! What does it take to find a President that stands up for what he believes?
Starting today I am asking every person I can reach to call the White House and demand that you uphold your promise to the American people. No excuses about, “It was Congress that did that.” Not accepted. You signed the bill. You backed out of your promise.
You can undo what you have done by issuing an Executive Order stating that horse slaughter will NOT be allowed in the United States, nor will our horses be allowed to be sent to other countries for slaughter.
Will you listen to the majority in this country or to very small group of people who make money from the sale of horse flesh? Do you care that American horses are filled with drugs that make them unsafe for human consumption? Do you realize the absolute horror equine go through on the road to slaughter?
Is this the legacy you really want to leave?
Keep your promise!
Pass an Executive Order NOW.
And if there is still a little fire left in your soul you can go the the White House contact page, (Click HERE) and cut and paste your thoughts into an email.
We are serious, for the horses, deadly serious…we advocates will do our own brand of Occupying and it’s happening in the electronic office of the White House. Let’s get after it troops, get every single friend, family member, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, you name it contact and get busy. We have some lives to save.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!