We are sharing the critical action alert below from our coalition partner, the ASPCA.
Please take action today. We must not allow horse slaughter plants to re-open in the U.S.
FROM THE ASPCA:
You are one a few advocates who can help us right now. One of your Members of Congress holds a critical position in the negotiation on whether to continue the ban on using tax dollars to fund horse slaughter.
For years, we have prevented horse slaughter plants from opening in the U.S. by blocking the federal funding these businesses need in order to operate. But the current funding ban expire this week and must be renewed by Congress.
This important provision is in jeopardy. Without it, horses are very likely to be slaughtered for their meat right here in the United States.
Your elected federal official in Washington, D.C., may be deciding the fate of U.S. horses today. We urgently need your help to ensure that language to continue the ban is retained in the 2016 spending bill, so please speak up for horses!
What You Can Do
Please make a phone call to your Member of Congress, listed below, right away and very politely urge him or her to make banning horse slaughter inspections a priority. Please call only your own legislator, not the whole list.
• If you live in Nevada, please call Senator Harry Reid at (202) 224-3542
• If you live in Kentucky, please call Senator Mitch McConnell at (202) 224-2541
• If you live in Maryland, please call Senator Barbara Mikulski at (202) 224-4654
• If you live in Mississippi, please call Senator Thad Cochran at (202) 224-5054
• If you live in California, please call Representative Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965
• If you live in Alabama, please call Representative Robert Aderholt at (202) 225-4876
Calling is very fast and easy. Simply say:
“Hi, this is [your name] and I live in [town, state]. I’m calling today to ask that the ban on funding for horse slaughter remain in the final spending bill. As a horse lover, I do not want my tax dollars used for horse slaughter and I'm counting on your leadership. Thank you.”
Opponents who want to bring back this disgusting practice to the U.S. are counting on Congress to let the ban expire, but your voice can make a difference and help ensure we keep this toxic, unnecessary and cruel industry off of American soil.
On behalf of our nation’s horses, we cannot thank you enough.
-The AWHPC Team
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