PLEASE JOIN US AT THE RALLY FOR HORSES
August 22, 2006
If you are available, please join the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) at the Washington, D.C. Rally for Horses in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA).
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 503, the AHSPA, on Sept. 7. This vote will represent the culmination of five years of campaigning by concerned constituents on behalf of the horses. Since SAPL and the Doris Day Animal League began their national campaign to end horse slaughter for human consumption in late 2001, more than a quarter of a million horses have been brutally killed in the three remaining US slaughterhouses and sold overseas to be served to the patrons of upscale restaurants. As we continue our fight to end this tragedy through passage of the AHSPA, we must remember an estimated 2,000 horses are slaughtered each week as the bill awaits adoption by Congress.
We can still make a difference. The American people are being
heard through the calls, emails and faxes that have flooded Congress, and
legislators are listening. However, we must redouble our efforts and keep
pressure on Congress to act strongly and decisively now. Please continue to
contact your Representative (you can be connected to his or her office by
calling the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121)
If you have any questions, please contact us at 703-836-4300 or horses@saplonline.
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