Horse slaughter is not euthanasia. It is not and can never be made humane. Ending horse slaughter is critical to the safety and welfare of horses everywhere.
We ask you to join us in contacting Congress to continue de-funding federal USDA inspections of horse slaughter plants. Language for this is in the House version of the bill, but did not get added to the Senate version as promised.
Remember that this is a finance or spending bill. Therefore the message you want to send is: (1) That you do not want millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on horse slaughter inspections for animals not bred and raised for food; and (2) Adopt the House version of H.R. 2112 and continue de-funding inspections for horse slaughter for human consumption.
You may have either a U.S. Senator or Representative serving on the special conference committee currently debating the Agriculture Appropriations Bill.
If so, your call is especially important. Please be sure you mention that you are constituent. Give the person you speak with your name and address, and for assurances, very politely ask them to read it back to you.
Alabama: Senator Richard Shelby (202) 224-5744
Arkansas: Senator Mark Pryor (202) 224-2353
Arizona: Representative Ed Pastor (202) 225-4065
California: Senator Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841
Connecticut: Representative Rosa DeLauro (202) 225-3661
Florida: Representative Bill Young (202) 225-5961
Georgia: Representative Jack Kingston (202) 225-5831
Hawaii: Senator Daniel Inouye (202) 224-3934
Iowa: Senator Tom Harkin (202) 224-3254
Kansas: Senator Jerry Moran (202) 224-6521
Kentucky: Senator Mitch McConnell (202) 224-2541
Massachusetts: Representative John Olver (202) 225-5335
Maryland: Senator Barbara Mikulski (202) 224-4654
Maine: Senator Susan Collins (202) 224-2523
Missouri: Senator Roy Blunt (202) 224-5721
Mississippi: Senator Thad Cochran (202) 224-5054
North Carolina: Representative David Price (202) 225-1784
North Dakota: Senator John Hoeven (202) 224-2551
Nebraska: Senator Ben Nelson (202) 224-6551
Ohio: Senator Sherrod Brown (202) 224-2315
Pennsylvania: Representative Chaka Fattah (202) 225-4001
South Dakota: Senator Tim Johnson (202) 224-5842
Texas: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (202) 224-5922
Virginia: Representative Frank Wolf (202) 225-5136
Washington: Representative Norm Dicks (202) 225-5916
Wisconsin: Senator Herb Kohl (202) 224-5653
Last month, MP Alex Atamanenko re-introduced his bill to ban horse slaughter in Canada. Canadians, please visit this link for more information, and find out how you can help.
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