Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Help Keep California Horses From Going to Slaughter

• Group: Equus
• Subject: Announcement from Equus
HSUS has asked me to send this message on their behalf. Please note that this message deals with legislation regarding the transportation of horses for slaughter outside the United States.

If you support this bill, please re-post this message.

Thank you so much for your efforts to end horse slaughter!

Jill Fraser

Help keep California’s horses from going to slaughter!

As you many know, congressional leaders Rep John Conyers (D-MI), Dan Burton (R-IN), Sen Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Sen John Ensign (R-NV) have introduced House Bill 503/Senate Bill 727 (The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009) to ban the slaughter and export of horses for slaughter for human consumption.

In 1998, California voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on the slaughter of California horses for human consumption but because transport across state and international lines remains legal, California horses continue to be transported and sold out of state so we cannot assure protection of our horses and are dependent on the passage of a federal ban to stop this cruelty.

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez has recently introduced Senate Joint Resolution 22 that would declare formally the desire of the California Legislature to see Congress enact these two important bills.

Letters of support from individuals and organizations (must be on your letterhead) are needed. Senator Florez needs to hear from Californians that support his resolution and want to see California’s horses protected from the cruelty of long-haul transport across the border to a gruesome death.

Submit your letters or emails to:

Senator Dean Florez

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 327-5989

Please also spread the word (yes, please forward this alert to all your friends!) and make plans to attend the first hearing of this resolution:

Tuesday, March 16

Senate Food & Agriculture Committee
9:30 am

State Capitol, Room 113

Sacramento, Calif.

Even though this is only a resolution, we expect opposition and need a good showing of California horse lovers throughout this process.

Posted By Jill Fraser

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