Urgent Help Needed to Keep Horse Slaughter Plants Shuttered
Your help is urgently needed today to thwart any attempt to return horse slaughter to the United States. As we told you a couple of weeks ago, the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Committees both overwhelmingly approved language blocking the US Department of Agriculture from spending taxpayer dollars to inspect horse slaughter plants, thus effectively preventing these facilities from operating.
While this action is only good for a year, it is important to ensure no plants reopen while we work to pass the SAFE Act, which will ban horse slaughter permanently. Should this language blocking inspections be removed, horse slaughter plants could reopen in this country for the first time since 2007.
What You Can Do:
Because the Senate could vote on the FY15 Agriculture Appropriations bill this week, please make a brief, polite phone call to both of your senators today and urge a "NO" vote on ANY amendments that would sanction horse slaughter. To find your senators' contact information, visit AWI's Compassion Index. You can say, "As a constituent, I urge you to vote 'NO' on any amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would allow horse slaughter plants to open in the United States."
After making your phone call, please visit AWI's Compassion Index to send them an email as a follow-up message. Once you are on the Compassion Index page, you will find suggested talking points to include in your email.
Please be sure to share our “Dear Humanitarian” eAlert with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to send a message also. As always, thank you very much for your help!
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