Thursday, July 5, 2012

TX Legislative Committee to Consider Repeal of Horse Slaughter Ban

Animal Law Coalition

In 2007 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 1949 Texas law banning horse slaughter, effectively closing the state's two slaughter houses. A state legislative committee, however, has been considering the "impact of state laws relating to closure of horse slaughter facilities across the United States....[and] the impact on the equine industry and agricultural sector of the Texas economy".  Now that committee, the state Senate Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, will hold a meeting to hear testimony on these issues.
Plan to attend to support the Texas law that bans horse slaughter! The committee meeting is set for July 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in E1.028 in the State Capitol Extension in Austin, Texas. The Capitol Extension is underground on the north side of the Capitol. (Here is a map and information about parking
If you cannot attend, find committee members here (just click on their names for contact info). Write (letters or faxes are best) or call and urge the committee to keep horse slaughter illegal in the state. Find your Texas state senator here and write or call and urge him/her to take action to stop the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee from trying to repeal the law that makes horse slaughter illegal in Texas. Send your state senator and committee members this PSA!

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