Friday, October 7, 2011

Horse Slaughter Double Decker Trailer Ban Starts Today

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Information supplied by the Equine Welfare Alliance
Stay Alert for Violations


Keep your eyes peeled for this type of trailer on the road

Today, October 7, 2011 the new rule affecting double decker transport of horses becomes effective. The Humane Society of the United States wants to be in a position to monitor compliance/violations while urging the USDA to enforce the new regulations. We are in the process of developing a monitoring plan and would like your assistance. We are aware that many rescues attend auctions on a regular basis and are often in a position to observe violations of the humane transport of equines. If you witness any violations, please contact us with the following information:

1. name, date, and address of the auction

2. name of the truck cab and trailer and the name of the trucking company

3. license plate information of the double decker trailer

4. If you are able to take video or stills with time and date stamps, that is preferred.  Video and stills without that information is still acceptable.  Information without any photos is fine too.

5. We will work with the information provided to us and you are allowed to remain anonymous.

6. You may use my contact information below and either email or call me.

We all need to work together to make sure the USDA does its job and enforces this new law.  Thanks for being the voice of the horses.

Valerie Pringle
Equine Protection Specialist, Equine Protection
t 301.258.1408     f 301.258.3078

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