Biggest ever push by anti horse slaughter lobbyists
March 3, 2008
Americans Against Horse Slaughter (AAHS), supporters of a federal ban on the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overseas, has announced that over 80 attendees will be joining celebrities and lawmakers in the largest anti-slaughter lobbying effort to date. Actor Paul Sorvino, an eloquent and outspoken advocate on horse welfare will be among those in attendance.
it's all said and done, we expect around 100 people," said John Holland, a
horse advocate and freelance writer on the subject of horse slaughter.
"Besides the expense and difficulty of traveling to
"Americans Against Horse Slaughter Week"
will take place in
The AHSPA presently has 193 cosponsors in the House and 38 cosponsors in the Senate. Of particular significance, the top candidates for president, Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama, are all cosponsors of the legislation.
is a strong sense of imminent success and urgency among us," said
Alex Brown, a
horse racing professional and one of the organizers of the event explains the
sense of urgency. "Horses were being exported for slaughter to
will be held on Tuesday evening, at which a "recent and unpublished
investigation of horse slaughter following the closure of the three plants in
Speaking for Animals' Angels, authors of the report, Caramante said "This report includes undercover investigations that document a blatant disregard of existing regulations and a total lack of enforcement."
Speakers at the reception will also include wild horse experts and well known horse advocates, as well as Paul Sorvino, Terri Farley, author of the Phantom Stallion series and Survivor star Jenna Morasca.