Tuesday, April 29, 2008

National Call In Day: In Honor of Barbaro's Birthday. Let's Get Those Phone lines Blinking!


Happy Birthday Barbaro!

Let's honor your special day by taking the immediate action that is crucial. Let's celebrate by making these phone lines light up brightly!

The Humane Society of The United States posted an urgent request this morning:

"Today is the National Call-In Day for Horses, in honor of
Barbaro's birthday! Time is running out for Congress to pass the
American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503/S. 311) to end the transport to slaughter of American horses to Mexico and Canada.

"Let's light up the phones on Capitol Hill to send the message
loud and clear that we want a permanent ban on horse slaughter now.

Here's How To Help!

"When you call, you will speak to a staff member who will pass
your message along to your legislator. Remember to be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear
that you are a constituent.

You can say:

"Hello, my name is [your name] and I'm calling from [your town]
to urge [legislator's name] to co-sponsor the American Horse
Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 503/S. 311, to end the transport
to slaughter of American horses. We must end this cruel practice once and for all. Thank you."

"2. We are tracking the impact of your calls, so click here: Let us know you called your legislators:

"3. Finally, please tell all of your friends and family to call today and throughout this week.

"Your calls have made a difference in the past, so please make
the call today. Together, we can stop horse slaughter.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States"

To contact your Representatives

To contact the Senate


Additionally, call Senator Craig (who is presently blocking S.311). Politely relay this message to his aide, "

“We ask that Senator Craig allow Bill S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, to move forward.”

Senator Craig: 202-224-2752
Toll-Free #'s: 800-828-0498 - - 800-828-1887 - - 800-614-2803


Your support is appreciated so much. Barbaro and all the horses thank you!


Vicki said...

Even though today is a very busy day forme, I will make time to make these calls.

Joanne said...

I absolutely called that idiot Larry Craig. How can one man hold up the will of the people? It just amazes me! Fortunately both of my senators are co-sponsors

Kneadstoknow said...

Two of my reps are sponsors and are supporting the bills.

Senator Mel Martinez is non- committal. I cannot understand why he refuses to take a stand,either way. His staff has no idea in which direction he is going. I say when one is riding a horse one does best by facing the direction in which the horse is going. Does that give folks an idea about Senator Martinez's leadership?

Thank goodness Rep. Mica and Senator Nelson are voting in favor of these bills.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Barbaro! You may have been here for a short run but it was the run of our life! We will always remember your gentle smile, your trust and love. Thanks to those like Jo and those who keep the videos going to remind us of how special you are and were! Thank you for being the horse who would help change the world. You are our poster boy Barbaro! God Bless the Horses! Also thank you for the friendships you have started. I never would have met a very nice friend if it weren't for you! You matter Big Boy! Hugs! ~RC`

jock4hire said...

I've just posted some info for anyone interested or involved in horse racing in the horse racing folder database titled: Thoroughbred Horseman's Group - Winds of Change post is # 22823.1 Should be of some interest. Jo thanks for posting and I've made my calls as ever!!! I'd write and tell ya but my e-mail isn't cooperating today again!!

Luvbarbaro said...

I called Senator Craig and emailed my own Senator. I get so many e-mails telling me exactly what to do regarding the Horse Slaughter Bill, so they make it very easy for me!! :>)

I just LOVED the cartoon sketch of Senator Craig in a "Stall" - The National Horse Protection League sent it out. Too funny-- he most definitely deserves it!!!!

Happy Birthday Beautiful Barbaro,

Anonymous said...

Yes! I also need to 'thank you' for putting the fool proof calling info for us! It sure helped me! All I had to do was dial and look at what I needed to say. This made it so much easier for me and many thanks for your love and support of these beautiful creatures! God Bless yopu Barbaro!