Dear Friends, It looks like we won this battle for now! Thanks for all of your hard work and your dedication to help defeat the opposition. Stay tuned for further strategy to help pass the Federal Bill. For those of you who have not learned yet, The Senate introduced S727, The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act!
Finally... enjoy the read (courtesy of cbs2chicago.com)
State Upholds Ban On Horse Slaughter houses
Slaughter house Used To Operate In DeKalb SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House has rejected a push to overturn the state's ban on slaughtering horses for meat. Lawmakers approved the ban two years ago to shut down a slaughter house in DeKalb. But critics say it had the unintended consequence of increasing cruelty to horses. They say that without an affordable way to dispose of unwanted horses, some owners are neglecting or even abandoning their animals. Other owners are sending horses to Mexico, where they may not be slaughtered in a humane way. The legislation would have allowed horses to be slaughtered in Illinois so they could be sold as food overseas. The measure was failing 50-67 Wednesday when the sponsor halted the vote. This message was sent by:
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
1551 Willow Pond Dr.
Yardley, PA 19067
THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM ME: AFTER VIEWING THE LIVE FEED IN THE DEBATE OF ILLINOIS AND IT'S REPRESENTATIVES TRYING TO DECIDE WHICH WAY TO VOTE ON BILL HB583. I HAVE COME TO REALIZE ONE THING, NOT ALL THE REPRESENTATIVES KNOW A LOT ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH HORSE SLAUGHTER AND HOW BRUTAL THE PROCESS IS, WHETHER IT'S HERE IN THE STATES OR IT IS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THEY DON'T KNOW THAT HORSES BEING SLAUGHTERED HAVE A MORE HORRIFYING PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH. FROM THEIR RIDE IN THE TRUCKS, BEING TORCHURED BY SOME TRUCK HALERS TAKEN THEM TO THEIR DESTINATION, LACK OF WATER AND FOOD, NOT TO MENTION THE NEGLECT, ABUSE AND MISTREATMENT OF HORSES ON FEEDLOTS, WAITING TO GO TO SLAUGHTER. THESE REPRESENTATIVES HAVE TO BE TOLD THE TRUTHS OF HORSE SLAUGHTER, NOT FALSE FACTS GIVEN BY THEIR COLLEAGE REP. SACIA. SINCE HORSE SLAUGHTER WAS SHUTDOWN IN 2007 IN THE UNITED STATES, FACTS SHOW LESS ABUSE, NEGLECT AND THEFT OF HORSES IN THE UNITED STATES. IF PEOPLE WERE HELD MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OF THEIR HORSES AND MADE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS IN THE CARE OF THEIR HORSES, THEN MAYBE THE PROBLEM WILL EVENTUALLY BE CORRECTED AND HORSE SLAUGHTER WON'T BE AN EXCUSE TO EXIST. HORSE SLAUGHTER IS NOT THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEMS WE FACE WITH OUR HORSES, IT'S SOME OF THE IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS AND LARGE ORGANIZATIONS THAT IS THE PROBLEM. THE ONE THING WE ARE UP AGAINST IS OVER-BREDING OF LARGE ORGANIZATIONS WHO ENCOURAGE OVER-BREDING AND ARE LINING THE POCKETS OF OUR CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN AND SENATORS TO KEEP HORSE SLAUGHTER IN EXISTANCE, IN ORDER FOR THEM TO HAVE AN OUTLET OF THE OVER-BREDING OF HORSES AND JUST DISCARD THE ONES THAT ARE NOT WANTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. SO BY ENDING HORSE SLAUGHTER IN THIS COUNTRY AND FROM BEING SENT OUT TO OTHER COUNTRIES, IT WILL HOLD PRIVATE OWNERS AND LARGE ORGANIZATIONS MORE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INPUT ON THIS SUBJECT OR ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO SOLVE THE ISSUE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE A COMMENT HERE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND SUPPORT!
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