Articles: Press Release
Help End Slaughter
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.
Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher
I realize this is very short notice, but this is so
had to write. If you can make one simple phone call
within the next 24 hours it may
make a big difference in the life of a horse, and
possibly many 1000's of horses.
Most of you, like me, absolutely love horses and
treasure the many joys that our relationship with this
incredible creature brings into our existence on this
earth. Horse slaughter does not equate with this
relationship. It does not belong
in this Country, nor in any for that matter. Today,
can make a difference in America for the majestic
that daily renews our love for life. Congressman John
Sweeney has given us an opportunity to speak on
the secret horror of horse slaughter for human food
consumption. He is
a friend of mine, and he is a valued ally
of the horse
industry. He is fervent in his quest to end the
needless and very brutal killings of 1000's of horses
Please read and please call U.S. House of
Representatives by June 8th at 202-224-3121.
Call your Congressman and
urge them to vote YES on the Sweeney-
Spratt Agriculture Appropriations Amendment to Save
Americas Horses from slaughter for human
If you really love horses, ACT NOW...
Your calls are needed NOW to stop the brutal
slaughter of America's Horses.
tax dollars are being spent to inspect the slaughter of
human consumption overseas in three USDA horse
located in Texas and Illinois. The massive slaughter of
America's horses is
a hidden practice; it is a blight on the American horse
TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 8, Representatives
Sweeney (R-NY) and John
Spratt (D-SC) will offer an amendment on the
appropriations bill to stop the funding of USDA
inspections at horse
slaughterhouses and at the United States border.
The issue of horse slaughter isn't just one of disposal
unwanted horses; we do not slaughter unwanted
dogs and cats
consumption. The pro slaughter forces often
ask, "Who is going to
pay for these unwanted horses to be euthanised?"
The answer is
simple - their owners. It is owners' responsibility to
cost of euthanasia and disposal. It is the owner's
responsibility to breed responsibly and prepare for the
retirement of their horses. If they do not, they should
not engage in the privilege of owning horses.
As of 5/21/05 33,489 American horses have been
including 41 American mustangs. Between 1980
May 21, 2005, your
tax-dollars were used to pay for the USDA inspection
American horses brutally slaughtered in foreign owned
slaughterhouses located in the United States.
Between 1990 and 2000,
500,000 American horses exported to Canada for
The slaughter of horses for human
consumption is barbaric. Horses are
a 4" nail to the
head and throat cutting, not euthanasia via
lethal injection. This is truly the agony of defeat for
the animal that will run its heart out for us. Just look
at Exceller and Ferdinand. Please
With unbridled passion for the most beautiful creature
on earth; the horse, I remainSincerely yours,