Greetings from the Int’l Fund for Horses
May is Membership Month. Become a Member of the Int’l Fund for Horses for one year for a donation of $24.00.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you are active in supporting our lobbying and advocacy work on a myriad of issues including our chief focus and the reason we began 10 years ago: horse slaughter.
It is also means you will receive exclusive updates and information, as well as opportunities to take part in special events such as drawings for books and publications that will inspire you and keep you informed. Added this year is our Equine Champion campaign detailed below.
US advocates, please take action today on bills pending before Congress on horse slaughter and horse soring via PopVox. See our page at https://www.popvox.com/orgs/horsefund. You will need an email address and a password to sign up. It only takes a minute.
Once you are signed up, you can endorse important bills, send comments to your legislators, see what other people are telling them, receive bill updates and more.
PopVox is a system used by Congressional staff and politicians and guarantees that the stand you take are noticed and recorded.
BE AN EQUINE CHAMPION
We are excited to introduce you to our Equine Champion campaign for all Fund for Horses Members.
In order to qualify as an Equine Champion you will need to:
1. Become a Member of the Int’l Fund for Horses — $24.00 (10 points).
2. Show that you have taken part in calls to action on behalf of horses and their protection.
You can demonstrate this by endorsing bills on PopVox, or send us a copy of a response to a letter or email you have sent out. This includes direct replies from your State or Federal lawmakers. (10 points each).
Remember. Your legislators are under no obligation to reply unless you specifically ask them to. So be sure to add this “ask” to all of your communications.
Accumulate 30 points and you will qualify as an Equine Champion and placed on an Honors List on our website.
But don’t stop there.
Write an editorial defending horses on any cruelty or abuse issue, get it published and send us the link to it or a copy of it (20 points each).
Accumulate more points by not only responding to action alerts but also showing us you have (1) signed an equine defense petition (2) made a helpful, informative comment on online articles on any of the issues we cover or (3) email us feedback on a phone call you have made in defense of horses (5 points each).
This is open to everyone in any country. If you do not have legislation pending in your country, write a letter to your Parliamentary or like Member asking them to introduce a bill, to end horse slaughter for example, and win 10 points. Write a letter of protest to the EU on horse slaughter and the toxic horse meat issue. Make sure you notify us and get those points.
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Tuesday’s Horse (see sidebar) (5 points each).
The email address to use is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention Equine Champion in the subject line or in your email!
CROWNING A GRAND CHAMPION
We will tally the points and crown a Grand Equine Champion at the end of the year. The winner will be interviewed and featured in a special post on Tuesday’s Horse.
We are also rewarding a special gift to anyone accumulating 100 points or more, so stay tuned for that.
Thank you all for taking part in this important campaign and championing the humane treatment of our equines!
We will have all of this information soon on our website and blog.
Vivian Grant Farrell
Int’l Fund for Horses
Protecting Horses through Intervention, Education and Legislation