If ever there was a time to contact your Congressman, NOW is that time!!
Equine Advocates around the world are shocked and angry that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved applications for horse slaughter inspections at a predatory slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico, and another in Sigourney, Iowa.
There is also a distinct possibility that the USDA is likely to grant horse slaughter inspections at a plant in Gallatin, Missouri, in the coming days.
But thanks to the efforts of of Front Range Equine Rescue, the HSUS and others the killing will not start until after a scheduled court hearing on their lawsuit set for August 2nd. The plants attorney expects the slaughterhouses to prevail at the hearing and they are both planning to start slicing and dicing our companion horses on August 5th.
This gives us only two weeks to push our Congressional representatives to pass the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act and shut down this horrendous specter hanging over our country’s equines once and for all. (It will also protect unsuspecting humans from consuming toxic horsemeat.)
The ASPCA has made contacting your Congressman as painless as possible, simply click (HERE) and enter your zip code to be directed to a pre-filled in form that will be blasted to your Congressman asking that they support SAFE Act.
Please don’t delay, the horses are running out of time and YOU are the only voice they have.
Contact your Congressman today!!!
- Lawsuit Filed to Block Horse Slaughter (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Moran Statement on USDA Decision Allowing Re-Opening of U.S. Horse Slaughter Facility (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Research shows most Missourians oppose horse slaughter (horsetalk.co.nz)
- NM Citizen Speaks Out: ‘Horse Slaughter is Slap in the Face to Human Spirituality’ (rtfitchauthor.com)