March 15, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY
 Bo Derek Calls for an End to Horse Slaughter
 
WHO:              
        Movie star Bo Derek of 10 fame
        U.S. Rep. John. E. Sweeney (R-NY), Co-Chair of the Congressional
Horse Caucus and sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 857)
        U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC), lead co-sponsor of H.R. 857
        U.S. Rep. Edward Whitfield (R-KY), Thoroughbred owner and cosponsor
of H.R. 857
        Members of the National Horse Protection Coalition
 
WHAT:      Ms. Derek calls for an end to horse slaughter and asks Congress to
pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 857).
 
WHEN:      Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 1:15pm
 
WHERE:    441 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC
 
WHY:        More than 49,000 horses were slaughtered in the U.S. last year at
two foreign owned slaughterhouses for human consumption in Europe and Asia. 
Tens of thousands more were exported live and slaughtered abroad.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Chris Heyde, Society for Animal Protective Legislation 703-836-4300
Liz Clancy Ross, Doris Day Animal League 202-546-1761 x 30