FRANKFORT, KY — SB139 (the bill to reclassify horses as livestock) will be heard by the Kentucky State House Committee on Agriculture, Wednesday, March 8, just days after the Kentucky State Senate passed the measure and sent it to them for consideration.
Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 am, Annex Room 129
Kentuckians, if any of the above represent you, put together a brief message and contact them immediately asking them to OPPOSE SB139. Click on their link above to get started.
Because time is of the essence please email and telephone (800) 372 7818 and leave a recorded message. Have your Kentucky State Representative’s name ready.
If your Kentucky State Representative is not on the Agriculture Committee, please go ahead and contact them right now to let them know you are opposed to SB139.
If you do not know your Kentucky State Representative, find them here.
The sponsors of SB139 are really rushing now to get this through as quickly as they can.
• Kentucky is at the very bottom of the 50 states when it comes to protecting animals against cruelty and abuse. The Thoroughbred industry is often cited as the reason. The perception is that they want to be able to do virtually anything they like to horses without interference.
• Reclassifying horses as livestock will reduce what pitiful protections they have as domestic animals which are already embarrassingly few.
• Reclassifying horses as livestock is a stepping stone to allowing for their slaughter in the US. It is illegal to kill domestic animals for their meat.
• With the current political climate in Washington DC, US horses may lose their current protection from being slaughtered on US soil.
• The sponsor of SB139 is Robin Webb who has anti horse and pro slaughter connections and has been cited herself more than once for abusing Tennessee Walking Horses called horse soring.
• The knowledge of this bill is sparking rage across the country and it is putting Kentucky (who brags it is the horse capital of the world) in a very bad light with calls to boycott the State’s activities and products.
The horses thank you!
Kentucky State Capitol Bldg Rotunda Dome. Encircle™ Photos.