Friday, January 15, 2010

Good News for Horse Slaughter Legislation!

From our New York Representative:

Good news this week from Washington!

Freshman Congressman Bill Owens (D-23) - just won the tight special election in NY's 23rd Congressional District -  co-sponsored HR.503 The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (federal horse slaughter ban) this week.

We love to see a district turn pro-horse. The 23rd district had been pro-slaughter w/ former Rep McHugh. Heartfelt thanks to Congressman Bill Owens and to all who advocated for the horses. 

  • Plus, we've also added 4 additional new co-sponsors for NY. 
  • We now have 25 out of 31 NY Congressional Districts co-sponsoring, and both NY Senators, too.
ACTION: Can you call and thank our 5 new NY co-sponsors?  Time: About 7 minutes.
Let them know we appreciate and support legislators who support the horses.

When you call... please let the aide know if you are a constituent, and say the number of the Bill - HR 503 - The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, the Federal horse slaughter ban.  Thank them for co-sponsoring HR 503, and ask for support to move to the House floor for a vote. Be polite and make friends. 

1) **Bill Owens (D-23) co-sponsored 01/12/10   DC: 202-225-4611   Fax:  202-226-0621**
2) Paul Tonko (D-29) co-sponsored 10/27/09   DC: 202-225-5076    Fax: 202-225-5077 

3) Louise Slaughter (D-28) 11/18/09    DC: 202-225-3615     Fax: 202-225-7822
(Rep Slaughter has a masters degree in public health, you may want to mention environmental pollution from the plants, health risks from drugs banned from food supply in horses)

4) Nydia Velázquez (D-12) 12/16/09    DC: 202-225-2361    Fax:  202-226-0327

5) Edolphus Towns (D-10) 12/16/09    DC:  202-225-5936    Fax: 202-225-1018

People have been asking about getting back to work passing the Federal horse slaughter ban. You got it! We're working on both issues, mustangs and domestic horse protection. Helping one will help the other.

Thank you - Susan

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