Tuesday, March 4, 2008

End Horse Slaughter Now: Please Help!

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Horses are one of our most popular companions. We need to put an end to the slaughter of these magnificent animals. We need your help!

Tuesday March 4, and Wednesday, March 5, approximately 80  FOB's (Fans of Barbaro) will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the passage of S. 311 and H.R.503. This is a powerful group and one which has done an amazing amount of work to help all horses

These two bills must be passed in order to finally end horse slaughter once- and for- all. The transportation of horses outside the United States destined to be slaughtered for meat for human consumption in foreign countries must be stopped. The doors to the foreign based horse slaughter plants in the United States have finally shut and we also must close the pipeline of horses being shipped outside our country destined for slaughter. We must have these bills finally passed so that our beloved horses will be protected from the acts of cruelty to which they are being subjected in plants outside the U.S. borders.

You can help! All you need to do is pick up your phone and call the Capitol Switchboard at: 1-800-828-0498 and ask to be connected to your Senators and Representative's extensions. This is a toll free number.

If you wish to call your Senators or Representatives directly, here are their contact links.
U.S. Senate:

House Of Representatives:

You just have to say that you are calling about S.311 when you talk with your Senator's aides in their office, or when you are talking with your State Representative, tell them you are asking them to support H.R.503. Let them know that you are strongly against horse slaughter, and leave a message for your Senator or Representative that you want them to support/ co-sponsor these bills.

It only takes but a few minutes to make these calls.  Your voice does count! You can help our horses be safe and protected.

Please share this crucial information with your horse loving friends. Collectively we are a powerful group.Together we can make a difference!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

One voice will count ....PLEASE!!!!! I cannot believe what we have allowed to happen to our horses! They once were everything to us. We depended on them for helping us do our work (plow horses, moving timber, etc.) They were our 'automobiles' and in my case, they were my legs! My pretty mares have blessed my life with so many happy trails! Thanks Jo for your continued fight on this issue. Thanks Barbaro for bringing so many of us together. You were indeed somebody special Barbaro! RC

fourhorsegal said...

Every person with a voice needs to contact your local representatives, and speak out on this horrible practice.

I have contacted mine and received a letter back saying they would support the bill to end horse slaughter.

Let's all do what we can to save our horses.

Vicki