H.R. 503 is the bill that's currently sitting on the floor of the US House of Representatives. Its predecessor, H.R. 6598, was not passed by the last Congress.
H.R. 503 will finally make it ilegal to transport all equines (horses, burros, donkeys) across US borders for the purpose of slaughter.
Every day that this bill is not signed, each day it is not law--horses are dying a painful, cruel, vicious, violent death. Greed is the root of this cruelty-soul wrenching pain is the end result.
The ONLY ones who benefit from the slaughter of horses are the killer-buyers; New Holland and Texas auction houses--and the Ag lobbyists, who make obscene amounts of money working to convince Congress people that ending horse slaughter will eventually topple American agriculture.
That's a crock-a lie-a slippery slope of lies. Every check written to an Ag lobbyist is written in the blood of a dead horse.
Please contact your Congressperson, and tell them that you want them to sign this bill, and make it law.
Go to the 'site for Congress, and find your Rep. It will take you TWO minutes to call and tell them that you want H.R. 503 passed.
If you're outside the United States, we need your support, too! Please contact the United States Congress--most notably the office of Rep. John Conyers (Democrat/Michigan)--he's the good man who originated this bill. Please contact his office, via email or phone, to thank him; tell him that you're not an American--but that you're watching what the US is doing. America must be aware that the world is watching--Mr. Conyers cares about the horses, and he should know that you do, too.
(Rep. John Conyers):
Phone: (313) 961-5670
Gandhi is quoted as saying,
"A society is judged by its treatment of its weakest members," and "A society is judged by its treatment of its animals."
Whichever is the correct quote--the great man was right.
And, that being the case--America, and those horse people who are willing to murder their horses for a few bucks--will be judged very harshly, indeed.
I WILL BE CALLING MY CONGRESSMAN TODAY AND URGE HIM TO GET HIS/HER NAME ON THE H.R.503BILL AND CO-SPONSOR IT!! WE CAN'T WAIT TO ACT, OUR HORSES NEED US, THEY NEED OUR VOICES!! GO THE THE LINK ABOVE TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR CONGRESSMAN IS AND THEIR PHONE NUMBER, AND PLEASE MAKE THE CALL, IT ONLY TAKES 2 MINUTES OUT OF YOUR DAY. BUT IT WILL MEAN THE WORLD TO A HORSE GOING TO SLAUGHTER. REMEMBER THIS QUOTE FROM GOD THAT'S IN THE BIBLE:
.......and the Lord said,"I have created the horse to be my most beautiful and prized creation. How sad I am that man has made him his slave. I will warn my beloved animal: It hurts me to know that you cannot run free and happy in the meadows. You will be owned by man. Heed this warning: You must look man in the eye, and if you see your own reflection, he will be a kind master. But if you see in his eye money and greed, he will be a cruel master, and he will kill you. One day, you will stand before me to testify toward your master's stewardship while you were in his care, and vengeance for you will be mine."
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