Friday, September 16, 2005

Do You want Your Tax Dollars to Be Used to Support Horse Slaughter? No? Ok, then Read this.

Very easy. Just basically cut and past the message below into email, or call. Not hard at all.

WHAT: An alert from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on the
Ensign-Byrd amendment to prevent tax dollars from being used to support
horse slaughter.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO: Please contact "your" two U.S. Senators and
urge them vote YES on the Ensign-Byrd horse slaughter amendment. Contact
information is at the end of this message.

BACKGROUND:

You may recall from our last newsletter that the U.S. House passed the
Sweeney-Spratt Amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill, to prevent
tax dollars from being used to support horse slaughter. Now, the U.S.
Senate is expected to vote early next week on the Ensign-Byrd amendment to
the Agriculture Appropriations bill. The amendment is to prevent tax
dollars from being used to support horse slaughter.

We realize that animals are facing many challenges in our world. With a
couple of brief phone calls, you can take action to support legislation to
save the lives of thousands of horses.

Here's a sample phone script that you might find helpful.
"My name is [your name] and I'm calling from [your city]. I'm calling to
urge Senator [name] to vote YES on the upcoming Ensign
amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill to stop horse slaughter.
I care very much about our horses and am horrified that thousands are sent
to slaughter for European and Asian markets each year. Thank you."

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To find out who your Representatives and Senators are, call 888-VOTE SMART or visit www.vote-smart.org

Write them at U.S House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515 and/or U.S Senate, Washington, DC 20510.

Or call via the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Federal Information (800-688-9889) has lists of congressional phone and fax numbers.

A list of e-mail addresses is available from congress@hr.house.gov



The "Congress at your Fingertips" web site http://capitoladvantage.com has voting records, directories, status reports, and more.

Obtain copies of bills from http://thomas.loc.gov

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