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  A Small Step Forward
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Sunday, September 10, 2006
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-->A Follow-up to My Recent Post,

Pilfered National Treasures



We as individuals

Can make a difference

In our modern society


We must not stop trying

To bring compassion back

To the Home of the Brave

And the Land of the Free


We must also never stop trying

To save our national treasures


And we must keep reminding

Our very forgetful elected officials

That they do serve at our pleasure



A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the National Call-In on Wednesday, September 6th, and to everyone who has signed the countless petitions over the last five years, to urge our elected representatives to once again protect America’s horses.

In a vote of 263-146, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed H.R. 503, The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, originally introduced way back in 2001.

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, if signed into law, will permanently ban the future slaughter of both wild and domestic American horses for foreign human consumption.

Despite the introduction of two amendments to this act during the floor debate that would have gutted H.R. 503, members of the House overwhelmingly defeated them and finally spoke out in opposition to horse slaughter, a reflection of the once again growing American public's distaste of this ongoing barbaric practice.

Representative Ed Whitfield (R-Ky), one of the bills co-sponsors and its most vocal champion on the House floor stated, "This whole slaughtering process is an illicit, concealed, inhumane process as it relates to horses.”

The three horse slaughterhouses in the United States - one in Illinois and two in Texas - are foreign-owned businesses and export most of their meat to Europe and Japan. Approximately 100,000 American horses were slaughtered in just the last year.

In a culture where the consumption of horse meat is generally considered taboo, Americans by and large support measures to once again ban the slaughter of our horses for foreign consumption. For many Americans, both our wild and our domestic horses still represent the true spirit of this country, and the majority of Americans still want to preserve and protect them.  But it took five bloody years to convince our politicians of this.

H.R. 503 now goes to the Senate, which must vote on the bill before it can be sent to the President for enactment into law.

Click here to see how your representative voted on this bill. If your legislator voted “Aye,” and you are opposed to horse slaughter, please call and thank him or her for finally supporting this much needed legislation.

If your representative voted “Noe,” please call and let him or her know how disappointed you are that he or she is still willing to help pilfer our once revered national treasures, and that he or she is still not willing to listen to the majority public opinion.

Additionally, if you have not already done so, please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Senate version of this bill - S. 1915.

Click here to take action on S. 1915.

We Can, and Must, Continue to remind our politicians who they work for.  And we Can, and Must, Once Again Start Protecting Our National Treasures.


And if you are passionate about any issue before us

Keep signing petitions and keep letting our politicians know

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is a small step forward

But today in America we truly have a very long way to go



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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Bravo my friend for this powerful penning!!

Best Always,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thank you for standng up for those that cannot speak for themselves!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Healthwise, horse-meat is considered better than beef in many countries. Since the late '40s, Mexico's horse ranches were larger than cattle ranches; most slaughtered and shipped to Japan.

Because of our culture here, we think of this as barbaric. Then we read about and see many hundreds of unkept horses die from starvation. It's a toss-up as to which is the most barbaric.

Reviewed by J M
I love your adoptive parent spirit of nature, spirit, and humanity of the animal kingdom great and small this is a wonderful and inspiring post of enlightment Ed thank you............
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Well penned Ed
But some elected officals
leave a lot to be desired
they seem to forget what they
were elected to accomplished.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Right on, bro'...ed
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
glad to see the post, had seen the news report, now if we can just stop the transportation to other slaughter houses. horses are noble creatures who did much to cause our country be what it is.
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader)
((Ed))) your a true light worker for this planet.I commend you and raise a blessing to you..Thank you for all that you do!!!

Eternal Love, Dove
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
In as much as I support this issue, I kind of have to ask how do we choose to kill and eat a pig or a horse? Don't each of them deserve our same compassion? I was a vegan for many years,though I no longer live that lifestyle, but I think if we are going to ban the eating of horsemeat, we really should consider stopping the slaughtering of all animals. No matter what anyone says, there is no humane way of running a slaughter house.
Take care,
Reviewed by K. Mulroney
I never saw a petition but living in Illinois I heard of the bill. I am with this ALL THE WAY!!!!!! Count on me!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
The original North American horses, the three-toed ones, are extinct. Our wild horses, like many other species, were introduced from Europe as domesticated beasts of burden, in the 1500s.

I have nothing against eating horse meat, or any other tame or wild animal. I am against the wholesale slaughter to extinction of wild animals for food, or worse for pseudo medicene. That's why we domesticate animals--to make it easier to manage our supply of dog, cat, and rat food. ;-)

Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Thank you for lending your voice and time to another worthy cause.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You are a guiding light for these issues Ed and I truly admire you for taking a stand on being faithful to see them through by bringing thwm to our atention! Thank you, and keep leading Mr Ed!;-)
Reviewed by Peter Paton

You sound the clarion call for to safeguard our wild horses and mustangs in your impassioned and direct thesis, to awaken public opinion and action with our Senators and Congressmen,for to enact legislation to protect our national heritage and livestock..

God Bless You

Reviewed by George Carroll
Politicians don't move until they hear an outcry from concerned citizens. Make sure the Senate hears this same cry and passes S-1915.
Thank you Ed for all your efforts to get this Bill passed, a true champion of God's creatures on earth, are you.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
You have a fight on your hands and you must carry it out until you win. Politicians simply don't care so long as they do not have to make personal sacrifices but expect others to do so for the sake to the economy. Victor
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
"We must not stop trying
To bring compassion back
To the Home of the Brave
And the Land of the Free"

- So true!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel
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