Friday, February 6, 2009

Arizona: Don't support horse slaughter.

Stop a Pro-Slaughter Resolution

February 6, 2009

Stop a Pro-Slaughter Resolution in the

Arizona Legislature

Dear Friend,

I’m writing you today to alert you of a dangerous resolution

currently before the Arizona legislature, S.C.M. 1001. This

resolution would urge the state to oppose federal legislation

banning horse slaughter and the export of horses to other

countriesfor slaughter. S.C.M. 1001 sends the wrong

message abouthorse slaughter.

Though not eaten in the United States, tens of thousands of

young, healthy horses were slaughtered in this country each

year and their flesh shipped overseas to countries like France

and Japan for foreign gourmands. In 2007, the remaining U.S.

horse slaughter plants were shut down. But now, American horses

are still being transported long distances across the borders to be

grisly slaughtered in Canada and Mexico. Federal legislation is

the only way to stop this cruelty.

Please make brief, polite phone calls to your Arizona state legislators

to urge opposition to this resolution. Click here to look up your state

legislators and the phone numbers.

When making your calls, you will speak to a staff member who can

pass your message along to your legislator. Please be polite and

professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that

you are a constituent. You can say:

"Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in [your town].

As a constituent, I'm calling to urge [legislator's name]

to oppose S.C.M. 1001 which would oppose federal legislation

that would protect our horses from being killed for human

consumption overseas. Thank you."

After making your calls, please send a follow-up email to your

legislators in opposition to this resolution. Finally, please

tell your friends and family in Arizona to take action, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Mike Markarian
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States

1 comment:

  1. I think this is something that should to the voters.