The Horse on the Hill: Nov. 13th, 2007

By VIVIAN GRANT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN THE 110th CONGRESS OF THE U.S.* Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter/Export for Slaughter H.R. 503/S. 311 Do you know where the presidential candidates currently serving in Congress stand on horse slaughter? DEMOCRATS CandidateRankStateCo-Sponsor Joe BidenSenatorDelawareYes Hillary ClintonSenatorNew YorkYes Chris DoddSenatorConnecticutYes Dennis KucinichRepresentativeOhioYes Barak ObamaSenatorIllinoisNo REPUBLICANS CandidateRankStateCo-Sponsor Ron PaulRepresentativeTexasNo McCainSenatorArizonaYes… Continue reading The Horse on the Hill: Nov. 13th, 2007

The Horse on the Hill, Oct. 23, 2007

By VIVIAN GRANT THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT H R 503/S 311 As of this writing, the House version of the bill (HR 503) has 187 co-sponsors. The following U.S. Representatives have co-sponsored since Congress reconvened in September: Rep Keller, Ric [FL-8] - 9/20/2007 Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 9/20/2007 Rep Gilchrest, Wayne… Continue reading The Horse on the Hill, Oct. 23, 2007

Vets and Horse Slaughter

For Immediate Release: America's Leading Vets call on AVMA to Stand Down on Horse Slaughter Washington, DC (October 9, 2007) - Veterinarians for Equine Welfare, a group opposed to the slaughter of horses for human consumption, today called on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to end its opposition to the American Horse Slaughter Prevention… Continue reading Vets and Horse Slaughter

The Horse on the Hill, Oct. 9, 2007

By VIVIAN GRANT The United States Congress has an approval rating lower than the President. According to current figures, approximately 8 out of 10 Americans polled have no faith in their federal legislators, and think they are doing a terrible job. However, in my opinion, it is worse than that. They are simply not doing… Continue reading The Horse on the Hill, Oct. 9, 2007

Horse slaughter bill ignored on the Hill

By LISA SANDBERG, Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau, reports: AUSTIN — Animal welfare advocates have expressed outrage at the shipments of American horses to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada, but a Texas congressman says Congress may be too distracted this year to hear them. "If members of Congress (knew what was happening), I think we'd… Continue reading Horse slaughter bill ignored on the Hill