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Tell Congress (yes, tell them AGAIN!) to Ban Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

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Originally Posted: December 13, 2012

Tell Congress (yes, tell them AGAIN!) to Ban Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

FROM National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

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This legislation [S. 1176 and H.R. 2966] has been reintroduced in the House and the Senate to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
http://www.kintera.org/c.cuIXJjNVKfL2G/b.8102069/k.ED2F/Federal_Legislation/
siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=cuIXJjNVKfL2G&b=8102069&aid=517350%20#.UMoQFKUb70c

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

This legislation has been reintroduced in the House and the Senate to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption.

While a ban of the slaughter of horses, and their transportation across the borders for slaughter in Canada and Mexico, has always received considerable support in the House and Senate, past efforts to pass this ban have been held up in house and senate committees, especially by individuals from Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, and other states where they have introduced and even passed state resolutions opposing this federal legislation. There are no operating slaughterhouses in the U.S. that kill and process horse meat for human consumption, but thousands of horses are trucked out of the country for slaughter.

It is a cruel and callous practice that perpetuates unrestricted breeding because money can be made off of “surplus” animals, especially those by-products of the hormone replacement industry from pregnant mares used in the manufacturing of Premarin and Prempro.

It may be helpful to consider these facts:


HR 2966 - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr2966ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr2966ih.pdf

S 1176 - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1176is/pdf/BILLS-112s1176is.pdf

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