ACTION ALERT -To Kill or Not to Kill

House Appropriations Committee Members Seem to be Confused About the Decision to Kill or Not Kill Our American Horses.

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America’s wild horses and burros again need your help during this year’s appropriations/budget cycle.

The House Subcommittee on the Dept of Interior FY 2019 budget bill approved a bill that includes language that would bar the Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy wild horses and burros. (no killing)

The full House Appropriations Committee, for the FY 2019 Dept. of Agriculture appropriation bill voted again this year to keep open the door to legal horse slaughter. (killing)

Both Senate and House Appropriations committees can still stop the slaughter and killing for both wild and domestic horses.

  • Call (202) 225-3121 daily. Tell your senators that you:
    • Oppose amendments to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill allowing BLM to kill wild horses-burros, sell with no restrictions, or sterilize wild mares
    • Support the SAFE Act (S. 1706) to ban slaughter and transport of horses to slaughter across our borders.
  • Contact Senate Appropriations Committee Members tell them to:
    • Oppose amendments to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill allowing BLM to kill wild horses-burros, sell with no restrictions, or sterilize wild mares
    • Support language continuing the defunding of USDA Inspectors for horse slaughter in the FY 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill
  • Tell your representative that you:
    • Oppose amendments to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill allowing BLM to kill wild horses-burros, sell with no restrictions, or sterilize wild mares
    • Support the SAFE Act (H.R. 113) to ban slaughter and the transportation of horses for slaughter.

 

 

 

Agriculture bill

-moves to the Senate Appropriations committee. This bill decides the issue of slaughter, which involves opening slaughterhouses in this country by allowing funds in the bill to be used for inspectors for horsemeat. And whether or not we close our borders to horses being sent to Mexico, Canada or anywhere else for slaughter.

Interior bill

-Still goes through the House Full committee and decides the fate of wild horses in holding pens, long-term leased pastures and still in the wild.

– also goes through Senate sub and full committees, last year the House approved language to euthanize wild horses and sell them without any restrictions (opening the door to kill buyers who would send them to slaughter)

 

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4 thoughts on “ACTION ALERT -To Kill or Not to Kill

  1. Platinum Ticket’s Final Ride
    AnimalsAngelsUSA
    Published on May 18, 2018

    This documentary exposes the dirty secrets of the horse slaughter industry through the tragic story of Platinum Ticket.
    This successful grey Thoroughbred racehorse was discovered in a kill pen at the Knoxville Livestock Auction barely alive with a bullet in his head.
    The film tells the story of how he got there: From winning purses at the racetrack to winning ribbons in the jumper show ring – until his fortunes suddenly changed.
    Like tens of thousands of American horses each year, he became trapped in the horse slaughter pipeline – a long, cruel road leading to a brutal death in the slaughterhouses of Mexico and Canada.

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