KETK News 56 Tyler

Protesters still rallying for bill

By KETK Staff

Protesters took to the streets of Tyler again Wednesday rallying support for bill HR-503.

This bill would outlaw the sale and slaughter of horses for meat and shut down two slaughterhouses here in Texas.

Mary Beth Petrakian is helping to organize the campaign.

She hopes getting support from East Texas will send a message to U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert.

"We’ll be back out as often as we can until we hear from Congressman Gohmert," Petrakian said.

Petrakian and other equine enthusiasts have been protesting since Monday.

They say they will continue to rally until the bill goes to the House floor for voting.

Story Created: Jul 12, 2006 at 4:27 PM CST
Story Updated: Jul 12, 2006 at 8:26 PM CST