USA: Thank Your U.S. Rep for Being a Hero for Horses!
House Agriculture Appropriations for 2017
ASPCA Position: Support amendment banning tax dollars for horse slaughter
Action Needed: Please email Rep. Sam Farr (CA) or Rep. Charlie Dent (PA), your U.S. representative serving on the House Appropriations Committee, and thank him for offering the amendment to continue the ban on using tax dollars for horse slaughterhouse inspections.
You may recall that we won a major victory for horses last year when the 2015 federal appropriations bill was signed into law. The bill renewed a ban on the use of tax dollars for inspections of horse slaughterhouses, which successfully prevented the opening of horse slaughter plants in several states.
Unfortunately, this ban will expire in September and must be renewed in order to protect our nation from the cruel, unnecessary and predatory industry of horse slaughter.
Opponents who want to bring this grisly practice back to the U. S. are counting on Congress to let the ban expire. It is now more urgent than ever that Congress continue the ban and prevent this cruel and environmentally devastating industry from establishing roots on U.S. soil.
The U.S. House is preparing the 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill. You are so fortunate to have a legislator who will fight hard to prevent horse slaughter funding—let him know you believe in this cause!
What You Can Do
If you received an email from the ASPCA directing you to this page, you are one of very few people represented by a Congressional leader for horses.
Standing up against animal abuse takes courage, so please use the form below to send an email to your representative thanking him for working to stop horse slaughter funding. (Please note that the form has two steps. After you submit your information, you will be able to view and edit our pre-drafted message before authorizing it to send. Please remember to add your own message about why you oppose horse slaughter in the box provided!)
On behalf of our nation’s horses, thank you! Your action is a crucial part of advancing the fight to prevent the slaughter of American horses.
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