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 Message 1 of 9 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamebreeze_tioga  (Original Message)Sent: 5/11/2006 5:12 PM



Earlier this year, we sent out an alert regarding H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.  That bill would prohibit the transport, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of any horse to be slaughtered for human consumption.  If you have not yet taken action on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, please do so!  It is crucial that your representatives hear from you on this issue today!  Take Action Now by sending a letter to your representative! 

Additionally, the representatives on the list below were cosponsors of H.R. 857 (the previous congressional version of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act), but have not yet cosponsored H.R. 503.  These representatives need to be reminded that they cosponsored H.R. 857, as well as voted favorably on the Sweeney-Spratt Agricultural Appropriations Amendment to stop horse slaughter—which the USDA recently circumvented, completely disregarding both Congressional intent and the will of the American people.  If your representative is on this list, please call and encourage him or her to cosponsor H.R. 503. It is more vital now than ever!

The following representatives cosponsored H.R. 857, but have not yet cosponsored H.R. 503:

Rep. Robert B Aderholt (R - AL) Phone: 202-225-4876, Fax: 202-225-5587
Rep. Robert E. Cramer, Jr. (D - AL) Phone: 202-225-4801, Fax: 202-225-4801
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R - AL) Phone: 202-225-4921, Fax: 202-225-2082
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R - AZ) Phone: 202-225-2190, Fax: 202-225-3263
Rep. Mike Thompson (D - CA) Phone: 202-225-3311, Fax: 202-225-4335
Rep. Adam Schiff (D - CA) Phone: 202-225-4179, Fax: 202-225-5828
Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D - CA) Phone: 202-225-7824, Fax: 202-225-7926
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D - CA) Phone: 202-225-2965, Fax: 202-225-5859
Rep. Diana DeGette (D - CO) Phone: 202-225-4431, Fax: 202-225-5657
Rep. Mark Udall (D - CO) Phone: 202-225-2161, Fax: 202-226-7840
Rep. Corrine Brown (D - FL) Phone: 202-225-0123, Fax: 202-225-2256
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R - FL) Phone: 202-225-1002, Fax: 202-226-6559
Rep. Ric Keller (R - FL) Phone: 202-225-2176, Fax: 202-225-0999
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R - FL) Phone: 202-225-4211, Fax: 202-225-8576
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R - FL) Phone: 202-225-2778, Fax: 202-226-0346
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson (D - IL) Phone: 202-225-0773, Fax: 202-225-0899
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D - IL) Phone: 202-225-5701, Fax: 202-225-1012
Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R - IL) Phone: 202-225-4561, Fax: 202-225-1166
Rep. Danny Davis (D - IL) Phone: 202-225-5006, Fax: 202-225-5641
Rep. Gerald C. Weller (R - IL) Phone: 202-225-3635, Fax: 202-225-3521
Rep. Jerry F. Costello (D - IL) Phone: 202-225-5661, Fax: 202-225-0285
Rep. Judy Biggert (R - IL) Phone: 202-225-3515, Fax: 202-225-9420
Rep. Mike Pence (R - IN) Phone: 202-225-3021, Fax: 202-225-3382
Rep. John N. Hostettler (R - IN) Phone: 202-225-4636, Fax: 202-225-3284
Rep. Ron Lewis (R - KY) Phone: 202-225-3501, Fax: 202-225-2019
Rep. Harold Rogers (R - KY) Phone: 202-225-4601, Fax: 202-225-0940
Rep. William J. Jefferson (D - LA) Phone: 202-225-6636, Fax: 202-225-1988
Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest (R - MD) Phone: 202-225-5311, Fax: 202-225-0254
Rep. Fred Upton (R - MI) Phone: 202-225-3761, Fax: 202-225-4986
Rep. Jim Ramstad (R - MN) Phone: 202-225-2871, Fax: 202-225-6351
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D - MI) Phone: 202-225-5876, Fax: 202-225-5898
Rep. Jeb Bradley (R - NH) Phone: 202-225-5456, Fax: 202-225-5822
Rep. Charles F. Bass, II (R - NH) Phone: 202-225-5206, Fax: 202-225-2946
Rep. Timothy H. Bishop (D - NY) Phone: 202-225-3826, Fax: 202-225-3143
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D - NY) Phone: 202-225-3461, Fax: 202-225-4169
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D - NY) Phone: 202-225-3965, Fax: 202-225-1909
Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D - NY) Phone: 202-225-6505, Fax: 202-225-0546
Rep. Sue W. Kelly (R - NY) Phone: 202-225-5441, Fax: 202-225-3289
Rep. Brad Miller (D - NC) Phone: 202-225-3032, Fax: 202-225-0181
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D - OH) Phone: 202-225-5871, Fax: 202-225-5745
Rep. Stephanie T. Jones (D - OH) Phone: 202-225-7032, Fax: 202-225-1339
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D - OR) Phone: 202-225-4811, Fax: 202-225-8941
Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D - OR) Phone: 202-225-6416, Fax: 202-225-0032
Rep. Phil English (R - PA) Phone: 202-225-5406, Fax: 202-225-3103
Rep. Zach Wamp (R - TN) Phone: 202-225-3271, Fax: 202-225-3494
Rep. Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D - TN) Phone: 202-225-3265, Fax: 202-225-5663
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R - VA) Phone: 202-225-6365, Fax: 202-226-1170
Rep. Brian Baird (D - WA) Phone: 202-225-3536, Fax: 202-225-3478

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 Message 2 of 9 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 5/16/2006 8:06 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D - CA)
 We have a rep with the same name as the original DA on Law & Order???
 I thought this thing had already passed. Didn't realize they had to do it again.

 Message 3 of 9 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 6/22/2006 5:30 PM

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June 22, 2006

Dear Conrad,

We have worked hard with caring people like you to protect our horses. Each step has taken us closer to the day when horse slaughter will be banned forever. That day could be upon us. We anticipate that H.R. 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, will come up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in the next few days. We have persevered for a decade for the chance to stop horse slaughter--and it is literally do or die. We must win this vote in the House, and we must win it by a landslide to set this stage for a victory in the Senate.

Will you help stop horse slaughter--once and for all?

We have won other votes, thanks to your help--but those were for temporary measures. Let's join together again to take this issue off the table entirely and prevent the horrors of cross-country trucking and inhumane slaughter for all American horses.

1. Make a Call. Call your U.S. Representative, Don Manzullo, at (202) 225-5676 or call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you're not sure what to say, try this: "I am a constituent and I am calling to ask the Representative to cosponsor H.R. 503 and vote for it when it comes to the floor. I am very concerned about American horses and I don't want them slaughtered."

2. Send an Email. Follow up your call with a quick email. We can help with that, too. Just click here.

Please take both steps! We must light up the phones in the Capitol as we expect some very vigorous lobbying by the slaughter industry and its allies. We must counter it at every turn.

The horses are counting on us to pull out all the stops and to win this vote for them. Please share this news with your friends and family and urge them to take action, too. And, please, don't delay. Your calls and emails will not only make a difference, they will help make history. Help us end horse slaughter in the United States forever.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States


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 Message 4 of 9 in Discussion 
From: JagSent: 6/24/2006 1:27 AM
Cattle ranchers need their land for their cows to graze, eh? 

 Message 5 of 9 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 7/20/2006 4:24 PM
e-mail reply from my congressman...

Dear Conrad,

Thank you for contacting me regarding horse slaughter. It is good to hear from you

On February 1, 2005, Representative John Sweeney introduced H.R. 503 to amend the Horse Protection Act (15 U.S.C.   1821 - 1831) to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption. On February 25, 2005, this bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection where it awaits further consideration.

You may also be interested to know that the conference report to H.R. 2744, the Agriculture Department FY2006 Appropriations Act, includes a provision that bans the use of federal funds to inspect horses destined for slaughter for human food. This provision was intended to prevent horse slaughter in the <ST1:COUNTRY-REGION w:st="on" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><ST1:PLACE w:st="on">U.S.</ST1:PLACE></ST1:COUNTRY-REGION> The conference report to H.R. 2744 passed the House with my support on October 28, 2005, and was signed into law by the President on November 10, 2005 (P.L. 109-97).

Please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind as I continue to monitor this important issue.

Thank you again for contacting me on this issue. Your input is important to my work here in <ST1:STATE w:st="on" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Washington</ST1:PLACE></ST1:STATE>.

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Sincerely, <o:p></o:p>


Donald A. Manzullo<o:p></o:p>

Member of Congress

 Message 6 of 9 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 7/27/2006 8:05 PM
On February 25, 2005, this bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection where it awaits further consideration.
 Am I reading this right? This bill is still in "consideration" after a year and a half???
If that's true, I sincerely do NOT understand why they can't make a decision in less time than this. Ridiculous.

 Message 7 of 9 in Discussion 
From: JagSent: 7/30/2006 11:21 AM
I got a letter from mine... (seems mine needs to learn about email and saving trees, huh?   Guess I need to email him again...    >
Dear Miss Jag,
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the Sheldon Range wild horses in Nevada.  I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.
The Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in northwestern Nevada, manages over 575,000 acres of high desert habitat for native plants and wildlife.  In 1931, the refuge was set aside by Executive Order, primarily as a refuge and breeding ground for native wildlife species.  The wild horses at the Sheldon NWR are not native wildlife, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) policy requires that we manage these animals to prevent damage to native wildlife habitat and other resources.  I believe that we all have a responsibility to manage our national wildlife refuge systems in order to preserve our fish, wildlife, and plant resources for future generations.  [I'm going to hold him to that!]
With the increase in the population of horses on the Sheldon NWR, action should be taken to preserve the native wildlife.  One course of action is to establish and successfully carry out a horse adoption program.  A thorough background investigation and strict screening process will allow the horses to be taken to a good home.  After the background screening, a contract is then signed to ensure that the horses will be taken to a qualified home, as opposed to the slaughter market.
I share your concern about the well being of horses.  These animals should be treated humanely, and I assure you that I will work to ensure that this law is being enforced.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  If I can be of further assistance on this or any other issue, please do not hesistate to contact me or visit my website at .
Richard Burr
United States Senator

 Message 8 of 9 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 8/31/2006 8:14 PM
Dear Conrad

Thank you for relaying your strong opposition to the commercial slaughter of horses and support for S.1915, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (House version H.R. 503).  This is a legitimate concern that deserves the attention of the nation's lawmakers. 
Late last year, Congress made it clear that it does not support the commercial sale of horse meat abroad. During Senate consideration of the annual appropriations bill funding the operations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Senators John Ensign (R-NV) and Robert Byrd (D-WV) offered an amendment to prohibit federal funding of food safety inspections at horse slaughterhouses in the United States, thereby effectively blocking the export of horse meat abroad.  The amendment, which I voted for, passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 29 and was eventually enacted into law. 
In response, however, the USDA recently announced that it will continue performing inspections at horse slaughterhouses by charging the slaughterhouse companies a fee-for-service beginning March 10, 2006.  I view this initiative by the Administration as nothing more than a brazen maneuver to circumvent the clear intent of Congress.   
In my view, we have two objectives to pursue this session of Congress. First, I stand ready to support Senator Ensign and Byrd in their ongoing effort to insist that USDA stop the inspection of horse meat for export. Second, Congress should also turn its attention to the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S.1915), a bill authored by Senator Ensign that would prohibit the shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling or donation of horses to be slaughtered for human consumption, and S. 576, a bill authored by Senator Byrd, that would restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros. 
S. 1915 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  S. 576, of which I am a cosponsor, was referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Resources.  While I am not a member of either panel, I will continue to encourage my colleagues who do serve on these committees to undertake timely consideration of these proposals.
Again, thank you for contacting me about the need for federal action on the horse slaughter issue.  Please stay in touch.


Barack Obama
United States Senator

 Message 9 of 9 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 9/5/2006 10:26 PM
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With a vote on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503) expected this week, your support is urgently needed!  Wednesday, September 6, is the national call-in day for constituents to urge House members to permanently protect horses from slaughter in the United States.

Last year, almost 100,000 horses suffered and died in the United States in foreign-owned slaughterhouses, so that their flesh could be flown to Europe and Asia for human consumption. We must send a clear signal to the world that American horses are not here to be slaughtered to serve the foreign market for horsemeat.
Make the call on September 6!  Please call your U.S. Representative tomorrow, September 6, and urge him or her to vote “YES?on the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act!  Tell your Representative:  "I am a constituent, and I am calling to ask that Representative __________ please protect American horses from slaughter and support H.R. 503, the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. I also urge you to oppose any amendments to H.R. 503. I am very concerned about American horses, and I don't want them to be slaughtered."  To find contact information for your representative,
click here, or call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

The time is now!  A vote on this bill is imminent.  As always, thank you for your continued support to help us protect America’s horses!

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