Last summer I was part of a group of people who helped save 6 horses from slaughter. A mother, a father, and four offspring. Max, one of the young males now lives as an ambassador to end slaughter at Elvis's GRACELAND. It is amazing what a few dedicated people can accomplish! Early footage of the 6 horses is in this video:
I am sharing this with you TODAY because there's a bill to end the transport of horses for slaughter to Mexico and Canada for voting in the House right now and it isn't going very well. Slaughterhouses in the US have already been outlawed, but truckloads of horses transported inhumanely across the country borders happens daily.
Please help end the inhumane transport of horses for slaughter from the US to Mexico and Canada.
H.R. 6598, The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008
H.R. 6598 would amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to three years for possessing, shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling, delivering, or receiving any horse, horse flesh, or carcass with the intent that it be used for human consumption. Reduces the prison term to one year if the offense involves less than five horses or less than 2,000 pounds of horse flesh or carcass and the offender has no prior conviction for this offense.
The Bill in Full
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 7/25/2008: Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
1. PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS BILL ONLINE
2. PLEASE CALL AS MANY REPRESENTATIVES AS YOU CAN BELOW
The Conyers-Burton Equine Cruelty Prevention Act is probably up for a vote tomorrow in the House Judiciary Committee. This is a VERY CLOSE and divided bill. They may vote. This is a very emotional and heated topic, and we need everyone to step up for the horses.
Call the House Members below, and voice support for this bill. Ask them to cosponsor if they haven't. Let them know you support HR 6598, the Equine Cruelty Prevention Act.
The Honorable John Conyers, Jr., (MI)*
The Honorable Lamar Smith (TX)
The Honorable Mark Berman (CA)*
The Honorable Lamar Smith (TX)
The Honorable Rick Boucher (VA)*
The Honorable John Sensenbrenner (WI)
The Honorable Jerry Nadler (NY)*
The Honorable Howard Coble (NC)
The Honorable Bobby Scott (VA)*
The Honorable Elton Gallegly (CA)*
The Honorable Melvin Watt (NC)*
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (VA)
The Honorable Zoe Lofgren (CA)*
The Honorable Steve Chabot (OH)*
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)*
The Honorable Dan Lungren (CA)*
The Honorable Maxine Waters (CA)*
The Honorable Chris Cannon (UT)
The Honorable Bill Delahunt (MA)*
The Honorable Ric Keller (FL)*
The Honorable Robert Wexler (FL)*
The Honorable Darrell Issa (CA) Not supporting us on this bill.
The Honorable Linda Sanchez (CA)
The Honorable Mike Pence (IN)*
The Honorable Steve Cohen (TN)*
The Honorable Randy Forbes (VA)*
The Honorable Hank Johnson (GA)*
The Honorable Steve King (IA)
The Honorable Betty Sutton (OH)*
The Honorable Tom Feeney (FL)
The Honorable Gutierrez (IL)*
The Honorable Trent Franks (AZ)
The Honorable Brad Sherman (CA)*
The Honorable Louie Gohmert (TX)
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin (WI)*
The Honorable Jim Jordan (OH)
The Honorable Anthony Weiner (NY)*
The Honorable Adam Schiff (CA)*
The Honorable Artur Davis (AL)*
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)*
The Honorable Keith Ellison (MN)*
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