TAKE ACTION BELOW
The House of Representatives will begin hearings on the FY 2019
appropriations bill today. This is the bill with the Stewart amendment we fought to get rid of last year, and succeeded.
Last year Rep. Chris Stewart did, as in the previous year, stand in front of this Congressional committee and tell bold face lies to push his major donors’ agenda to get rid of our wild horses.
His amendment sought to use ‘all the tools in the toolbox’ meaning unrestricted sales of “excess” horses, and euthanasia of “excess horses”. His agenda supports the wishes of a huge group of well funded commercial and corporate special interest public lands users and abusers. The leaders of this group being the commercial livestock industry.
We filed an ethics complaint against Stewart, and we cornered him on C-Span, announcing that ethics complaint to the audience at a time when mainstream media would not tell the truth either. We have been forcing the truth to be seen and we will not stop.
We expect the same, if not a worse amendment to be introduced this year to try and kill over 100,000 wild horses. We believe there have been at least 3 stagings, intentionally providing dead horses at the very hands of the federal agencies who are supposed to be protecting them. We need your help, your voices, and your passionate intelligence to speak up again for our wild horses.
ACT NOW – Contact the subcommittee members listed below, and tell them:
We will not support any language to kill, allow unrestricted sales, or perform barbaric sterilization surgeries of wild mares.
- Ken Calvert, California, Chairman
- Mike Simpson, Idaho
- Tom Cole, Oklahoma
Phone: (202) 225-6165
Fax: (202) 225-3512
- David Joyce, Ohio
- Chris Stewart, Utah, Vice Chair
- Mark Amodei, Nevada
- Evan Jenkins, West Virginia
- Betty McCollum, Minnesota, Ranking Member
- Chellie Pingree, Maine
Email Web Form use her office address: 2 Portland Fish Pier, Portland, ME 04101
2162 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-6116
Fax (202) 225-5590
- Derek Kilmer, Washington
- Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
Watch for more action alerts as the budget process moves along in the coming months, and remember this issue when you go to the polls in your state! We’ll follow this up with some information on how your Congressperson and Senator did for the wild horses, and on the issue of slaughter in Dept of Agriculture in the coming weeks. For more information on past years, appropriations refer to the list of other articles we’ve published below.
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