Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hudson Wants To Support Keeping Horse Plants Closed & Protecting Farm Animals From Torture...Won't You Help ?

The Senate Appropriations Committee is voting on the Agriculture Appropriations bill this week, and your senator could be the deciding vote on two different but critical animal issues. 
Keeping horse slaughter plants closed: The horse slaughter industry is a predatory, inhumane enterprise that buys up young and healthy horses -- oftentimes by misrepresenting its intentions -- and kills them to sell the meat to other countries. An amendment to prevent horse slaughter plants from opening in the U.S. just narrowly failed in the House Appropriations Committee. Now we need your help to ensure this amendment is adopted in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and your senator could be the deciding vote. 
Protecting farm animals from torture: The New York Times exposed gruesome experiments at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska -- including grisly treatment of pigs and cows, and thousands of animals left to starve and freeze to death -- all at taxpayer expense. Language is needed to ensure that federal agricultural research meets basic animal welfare standards. 
Please make a brief, polite call to Sen. Roy Blunt at (202) 224-5721 and Sen. Claire McCaskill at (202) 224-6154 and urge support for the horse slaughter defunding amendment and language to protect farm animals at federal research facilities. You can say, "I'm a constituent, and I would like you to vote YES on the amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill to maintain the ban on wasting tax dollars to inspect horse slaughter plants, and to support language to protect farm animals at federal research facilities."
After you call, please send a follow-up message.
Wayne Pacelle
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO

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