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  Call In, For America's Horses
by Mr. Ed
Monday, September 15, 2008
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“They arrive injured, emaciated, pregnant. And they have come a long way;

All of them: registered thoroughbreds, purebred Arabians, former wild ponies,

speckled appaloosas, draft horses, donkeys, old-timers, and newly born foals.

 

Not a horse is safe, from the massacre.”

 

Laura Moretti

 

 

Although we finally got the three slaughterhouses closed in the U.S.

Our American horses are now being shipped to Canada, and to Mexico

Thousands of them are suffering on long, brutal, treks across our borders

Where they are being butchered, so their flesh, to Asian restaurants can go

 

A new bill has been introduced in Congress, by Representatives Conyers & Burton

House of Representatives No. 6598, The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

This bill prohibits the slaughter of American horses, for export and human consumption

It will stop our many horses from being dragged across our borders to such a hideous fate

 

Today, September 15th, has been designated as ‘Call In, For America’s Horses Day’

In which your help is needed, to call your elected officials, on our hoofed friends’ behalf

Please call the United States Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121, and ask your legislators

To co-sponsor The Equine Cruelty Act – To end this barbaric and inhumane business, at last

 

 

Prior to the closure of all three foreign-owned slaughterhouses in the U.S., (two in Texas, and one in Illinois) over 100,000 American horses a year were being slaughtered, right here in the United States, so they could be processed for human consumption overseas.

 

We thought we had finally stopped this hideous cruelty by getting these three U.S. slaughterhouses shut down; but of course, ruthless people in search of a quick dollar very quickly found a way around this.

 

And now today, tens of thousands of American horses are being transported across our borders to Mexico and to Canada, for continued slaughter for overseas human consumption.   And some of these horses are America’s once revered national treasures – our Wild Mustangs. Our own government is rounding up thousands of our wild horses for slaughter, right now.

 

And after these horses are now killed in Mexico or in Canada, their flesh is still being shipped to Europe and to Asia, for someone’s dinner table.

 

And most Americans today are not even aware of the terrible suffering these American horses must now endure, before being butchered in a foreign slaughterhouse. They are cramped into double-decked trucks; often driven hundreds of miles; and, of course, not given any food or water along the way, since they travel to their deaths.

 

Please Help End Their Suffering – Call (202) 224-3121 – Today.

 

And when you call, you will most likely speak to a staff member, who will hopefully pass your message on to your legislators. And please leave your name and address, so it’s clear that you are a constituent.

 

 

You can say:

 

"Hello, my name is [   ] and I live in [   ]. As a constituent, I'm calling to strongly urge [Representative's name] to co-sponsor H.R. 6598, the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008, a bill to prevent our horses from being cruelly dragged across our borders, to be butchered in foreign slaughterhouses for foreign human consumption. Our American horses deserve much better. Thank you."

 

And Thank You, On Their Behalf.

 
     
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Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/22/2008
after being informed that this sick slaughtering goes on,, I was glad to see posters in my vet office to aware others.... gosh,,, what a sick world to hurt a horse. sooo sad
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/21/2008
they will not be happy until the last horse is dead, i repeat we humans are plain stupid at times
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 9/16/2008
a very educational piece Ed, I knew some like to eat horse meat overseas, but I didn't know it was this popular, i'm not eating no horse personally
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/16/2008
This is so sad and thank you Ed for sharing thisinformation with us.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/15/2008
I read this to late, today, but will call tomorrow and add my voice in the hope that this stupidity will stop. Thank you for your giving me the bill number.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 9/15/2008
So sad. At least its stopped here even though that hasn't seemed to help the horses. When will it end? Great write.
AM
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 9/15/2008
Ae you serious? I don't think I have seen any horse meat on the Asian menus. I'm certain of that.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/15/2008
Praise the Lord, it is about time this massacre was stopped once and for all. Call I will and thanks for the heads up and for the salvation of our horses. Beautiful, heartfelt piece Ed and I pray this bill will pass and put a stop to the border crossings finally...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/15/2008
thank you--this is close to my heart and complicted at best--tyhank you to all who take the time to call
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/15/2008
Oh my,I will also call...be well and always safe...Hugsss
Reviewed by Dale Clark 9/15/2008
It's just horrific, Ed, thank you for this message
and please people make that call!!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/15/2008
Rene is a horse owner & of course lover and I sent this to her to solicit her help too...ed
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 9/15/2008
I had no idea.

I will make that call now.
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 9/15/2008
This breaks my heart, dear Ed... and I would most certainly rush to the phone if I were a constituent. Perhaps there is something else that can be done, on an international level?
Love and {{{{{hugs}}}}} to you and yours,
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/15/2008
Just made the call, Ed. If enough raise their voices ...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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