Monday, June 27, 2011

Life Saving Film Launches Campaign to Go Far and Wide!

Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Wild for Life Foundation
For Immediate Release
June 28, 2011

Life Saving Film Launches Campaign to Go Far and Wide

Saving America’s Horses”, a cause driven film just started the festival circuit, and has already won multiple awards including BEST OF FESTIVAL at its first showing in Los Angeles and is getting rave reviews but…... the slaughter of our American Horses may never end unless our horses are able to tell their story.
Thousands of horses are exported every year to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for the purpose of wealthy dinner plates overseas, but "Saving America's Horses" is the life saving film that can change all that for our American horses.

·         A powerhouse narrative.” – Paula Bacon, Former Mayor Kaufman Texas
·         A brilliant and heartbreaking exposé.” — Laura Allen, Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition
·         "Masterfully presented and balanced rather than filled with graphic images." – Larry Lindner, New         York Times best-selling writer and former columnist for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe
·         "It’s a life changing film!"—Michael Bailey, Producer/ Director Planetviews Productions, Environmentalist
·         "Transcends the finest investigative journalism... A passionate reverence for all animals" —  Debra Lopez, AAHS, Animal Advocate TV

Click here to see this important message now:

Americans Against Horse Slaughter at aahsus[@]  about this PSA
Contact: Wild For Life Foundation at_admin[@] regarding the film.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Please Call All Committee Members To Help our Horses!

Dear Friends, it is very important that your (2) US Senators hear from you asking them to cosponsor The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S1176)
In addition, we all must contact the committee members where S1176 was referred asking the committtee members to also cosponsor (S1176) The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act 2011.
Important note:  If your  senator(s) is on the committee, to be sure to tell the committee member that you are a constituent.  As always, remember to be polite and respectful when making your calls.
Please find the committee Members below:
p.s. if you scroll to the right, their web contact info is there too:)
Thanks Pat Mendiola for putting the list together:)
Americans Against Horse Slaughter


The Committee is chaired by Democrat Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and the Ranking Member is Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas.

Committee Membership

Majority Members (Democrats)
Member NameDC PhoneDC FAXContact Form
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) [Chairman]202-224-6472202-224-7665 contact/email.cfm
Dan Inouye (D-HI)202-224-3934202-224-6747 Contact/ContactDKI.cfm
John Kerry (D-MA)202-224-2742202-224-8525 contact/
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)202-224-3553202-224-0454 contact/policycomments.cfm
Bill Nelson (D-FL)202-224-5274202-228-2183 contact/email.cfm
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)202-224-3441202-228-0514 contact/index.cfm
Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)202-224-3224202-228-4054 contact/index1.cfm
Mark Pryor (D-AR)202-224-2353202-228-0908 public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
Claire McCaskill (D-MO)202-224-6154202-228-6326 p=contact
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)202-224-3244202-228-2186 emailamy.cfm
Tom Udall (D-NM)202-224-6621202-228-3261 contact
Mark R. Warner (D-VA)202-224-2023202-224-6295 public//index.cfm?p=ContactP …
Mark Begich (D-AK)202-224-3004202-224-2354 public/index.cfm/emailsenator
Minority Members (Republicans)
Member NameDC PhoneDC FAXContact Form
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) [Ranking Member]202-224-5922202-224-0776 p=email_kay
Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME)202-224-5344202-224-1946 public/index.cfm/email
Jim DeMint (R-SC)202-224-6121202-228-5143 public/index.cfm?p=CommentOn …
John Thune (R-SD)202-224-2321202-228-5429 public/index.cfm/contact
Roger Wicker (R-MS)202-224-6253202-228-0378 public/index.cfm?FuseAction= …
Johnny Isakson (R-GA)202-224-3643202-228-0724 contact.cfm
Roy Blunt (R-MO)202-224-5721202-224-8149 public/index.cfm/contact
John Boozman (R-AR)202-224-4843202-228-1371 public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Pat Toomey (R-PA)202-224-4254202-228-0284 contact
Marco Rubio (R-FL)202-224-3041202-228-0285 public/index.cfm/contact
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)202-224-3324202-224-4952 contact
Dean Heller (R-NV)202-224-6244202-228-6753 contact_form.cfm

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011

Senate Reintroduces Bill to Permanently Ban Horse Slaughter

(Courtesy AWI)
Thursday, June 9, 2011 
Washington, D.C. -- A bill to ban horse slaughter was reintroduced in the United States Senate today. Sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the "American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011" will end the slaughter of American horses here and, most urgently, will stop these horses from being exported abroad for slaughter. The sponsors, who have long championed the cause, have the bipartisan support of 14 colleagues who are co-sponsoring the bill.
"As a lifelong horse lover and rider, this practice is appalling to me, and more importantly, the majority of Americans oppose it. We raise and train horses to trust us, perform for us, and allow us on their backs, and as such, they deserve to be treated with human compassion. When horse owners are faced with the sad reality of having to put their animals down, it should be by humane euthanasia," said Senator Landrieu. "I intend to work with Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina and my other colleagues to get this bill passed and permanently end the slaughter of our American horses."
The legislation comes at a time when horse slaughter no longer occurs on U.S. soil, but each year approximately 100,000 American horses are hauled to Canada, Mexico and beyond. Reports show that horses regularly travel for hundreds or even thousands of miles to the slaughterhouses on double-deck cattle trucks without food, water or rest. At some Mexican slaughterhouses horses are stabbed repeatedly in the spine until they are paralyzed, after which they are butchered while still fully conscious. This country’s three remaining horse slaughter plants - two in Texas and one in Illinois - were shut down in 2007 under state law.
"The slaughter of horses is not a substitute for humane euthanasia though it is often mischaracterized as such by opponents who are more concerned with wringing a few bucks from a suffering animal than doing what is right," said Chris Heyde, deputy director of government and legal affairs for the Animal Welfare Institute. "AWI commends Senator Landrieu and Senator Graham for their continued leadership and for reintroducing this very important measure."
For years, the pro-slaughter camp has led a concerted and disingenuous effort to resurrect the industry domestically and has used scare tactics in an attempt to defeat the federal ban. The federal legislation is desperately needed to stop the slaughter of American horses, irrespective of where the killing takes place. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roll Call From Yesterday's Vote!

Ere – Not Present
Ert  – YES
       – NO

Harold D. Rogers, KY
C.W. Bill Young, FL
Jerry Lewis, CA
Frank Wolf, VA
Jack Kingston, GA
Rodney Frelinghuysen, NJ
Tom Latham, IA
Robert B. Aderholt, AL
Jo Ann Emerson, MO
Kay Granger, TX
Michael K. Simpson, ID
John Abney Culberson, TX
Ander Crenshaw, FL
Denny Rehberg, MT
John R. Carter, TX
Rodney Alexander, LA
Ken Calvert, CA
Jo Bonner, AL
Steve LaTourette, OH
Tom Cole, OK
Jeff Flake, AZ
Mario Diaz-Balart, FL
Charles Dent, PA
Steve Austria, OH
Cynthia Lummis, WY
Tom Graves, GA
Kevin Yoder, KS
Steve Womack, AR
Alan Nunnelee, MS
Norm Dicks, WA
Marcy Kaptur, OH
Pete Visclosky, IN
Nita Lowey, NY
Jose Serrano, NY
Rosa DeLauro, CT
Jim Moran, VA
John Olver, MA
Ed Pastor, AZ
David Price, NC Would have been Yea
Maurice Hinchey, NY Would have been Yea
Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA
Sam Farr, CA
Jesse Jackson, IL
Chaka Fattah, PA  would have been Yea
Steve Rothman, NJ
Sanford Bishop, GA
Barbara Lee, Ca
Adam Schiff, CA
Mike Honda, CA
Betty McCollum, MN