THIS JUST IN FROM "AMERICAN'S AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER" PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THIS MESSAGE AND MAKE THE CALL OR SEND A FAXED LETTER ASAP!!
Following is a message from long time horse advocate, Gail Vacca in Illinois. This hearing on HB 4812 is scheduled for February 23. Gail will be there to testify against the bill with other long-time members of their IL anti-slaughter team.
Please take action to help our friends in IL.
THE HORSES URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!
The horse slaughter plants and their meat industry allies are at it again. Illinois State Representative Jim Sacia has introduced a bill (HB 4812) that would repeal the 2007 Illinois ban on horse slaughter, which if passed, would ultimately allow Cavel to resume slaughtering horses in DeKalb , IL .
In what is perhaps even more disturbing, Rep. Sacia has also offered a clause to HB 4812 that calls for a fee of $25 to be charged to the slaughterhouse for each horse slaughtered. This money would then be placed into a fund for eventual distribution to equine rescues for use in expanding their operations or providing care to rescued horses.
The ILEHC finds this clause to be particularly repulsive and we want our members and supporters to know that we would never accept a single penny of the proposed blood money. The ILEHC has joined with several other Illinois-based equine rescue organizations to issue a joint letter to the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) stating our opposition to HB 4812. We have also distributed a joint press release to multiple Illinois media outlets.
How can you help?
We need each of you to call, fax, and email each member of the House Committee on Agriculture. Please make sure to write "Vote NO on HB 4812" in the subject line of your emails and faxes.
House Agriculture Committee Member Contact Information http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=626&GA=96
Representative Brandon W. Phelps (D) - Chairperson
(217) 557-0521 FAX
Representative Patrick J. Verschoore (D) - Vice-Chairperson
(217) 558-1253 FAX
Representative Jim Sacia (R) - Republican Spokesperson
(217) 558-7016 FAX
Representative John D. Cavaletto (R)
(217) 782-1336 FAX
Representative Shane Cultra (R)
(217) 558-3481 FAX
Representative Lisa M. Dugan (D)
(217) 558-4553 FAX
Representative Robert F. Flider (D)
(217) 782-2528 FAX
Representative Mary E. Flowers (D)
(217) 782-1130 FAX
Representative Julie Hamos (D)
(217) 557-7204 FAX
Representative Donald L. Moffitt (R)
(217) 557-0179 FAX
Representative Richard P. Myers (R)
(217) 782-5257 FAX
Representative David Reis (R)
(217) 557-0530 FAX
Representative Dan Reitz (D)
(217) 782-0945 FAX
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP THE HORSES!
Shelley and Deb
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
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