Thursday, May 19, 2005

Do you want wild horses to be slaughtered? If not, do this easy action

Yep, the great govt. is again allowing wild horses to be slaughtered. 
Yet, if
this act below passes, it will stop. Please call now.....


URGENT ACTION ALERT
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY TO SAVE WILD HORSES FROM
SLAUGHTER


Last November, on the eve of Thanksgiving weekend, Senator Conrad Burns
gutted
the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act. His rider, tucked into
a 3300
page budget bill at the 11th hour, removed the prohibition on selling
wild
horses for slaughter and mandated that all "excess" horses be sold
"without
limitation". In April 2005, our worst fears were confirmed as 41 wild
horses,
removed from our public lands, torn from their herd groups and family
bands,
were bought and then sold directly to slaughter under the Burns
amendment.
Congressmen Nick Rahall and Ed Whitfield are fighting to reverse this
senseless
and irresponsible legislation. In addition to HR 297, their bill to
reverse the
Burns amendment and reinstate federal protections for wild horses, they
are
introducing an amendment to the Interior Appropriations Bill that will
prohibit
the use of tax dollars for the sale of wild horses to slaughter.
Congressmen
Rahall a nd Whitfield understand the place that wild horses hold in our
hearts,
and that tax dollars should not be spent to sell them to slaughter.
This is our
opportunity to turn this around and prevent the continued slaughter of
wild
horses. The vote is Thursday, May 19th. We have until then to speak up
on behalf
of our wild horses.

We must reach every single member of the U.S. House of Representatives
and
secure their vote for the Rahall-Whitfield Interior Appropriations
Amendment.
THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL MOMENT FOR SAVING OUR HORSES – WE CANNOT
AFFORD TO
LOSE. They cannot afford to lose.

TAKE ACTION:
1) Please call your U.S. Representative and urge that he or she "vote
for the
Rahall-Whitfield Interior Appropriations Amendment to Protect Wild
Horses from
Slaughter. Not another wild horse should go to slaughter – we already
lost 41 in
the last few weeks to the slaughterhouse." You can call the Capitol
Switchboard
at 202 224-3121 and give the operator your zip code to be connected to
your
Member of Congress. Or you can look them up at www.house.gov.
2) Please tell everyone you know to contact their U.S. Representative
and urge
support for the Rahall-Whitfield Interior Amendment.

Please call your Member of Congress immediately. Email is not always
processed
in a timely fashion so please make a personal call today!

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