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This is the horse slaughter information page. The last entry is below, other entries are dated to the right, in the sidebar. I am no longer updating this page but it has served as a good discussion platform in the past. Unfortunately, in my absence, some comments were flagged as spam and didn’t get through, I am sorry. It won’t happen now that I am back. (Jan. 14, 2008)

July 27, 2006

Little late but, the hearing I spoke of here, in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has sent the horse slaughter legislation to a probable September Congressional vote.

The bill was discharged from that committee following a July 25 hearing (video is available here transcripts will be available in 60 to 90 days here.

Essentially with the Energy Committtee discharging the bill for a vote on the floor of the House, the bill is guaranteed to stay intact. As, it is likely that the Ag Committee would gut the legislation. That’s what Rep. John Sweeny‘s (R-NY) deputy chief of staff told the Thoroughbred Times.

“My boss is anticipating that the [Agriculture committee] will try and alter the bill drastically from its current form because they oppose the legislation,”

-Melissa Carlson

In fact, the Agriculture Committee will be meeting this morning at (9:30 a.m.) for a public hearing which is to be followed by two “business meetings.” This link will become active at the start of the event and you can access live audio. This hearing is before the full Agriculture Committee.

Sweeney’s press release and transcript of his hearing testimony can be found on his website, here.

Sweeney is H.R. 503‘s sponsor, which, incidentally and per this comment, also prohibits the transport of equines for slaughter for human consumption, which would include Mexico and Canada.

Added by H.R. 503 under Sec. 5, Prohibition, of the Horse Protection Act

“The shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of any horse or other equine to be slaughtered for human consumption.”

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), outspoken on the issue normally, didn’t post a release on his website but he did post releases notifying constituents that he voted both “to protect marriage” (whatever that is supposed to mean) and for the Pledge Protection Act.

So, at least he’s got his token distraction issues voted on for the month.

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Comments»

1. TheSquire - May 10, 2006

Yeah, about this, go check out this post on my blog for my thoughts on horse slaughtering.

2. reid - May 21, 2006

enough talk, let’s slaughter some horses

3. FF - July 30, 2006

Great blog, and the slaughter info is much appreciated. Need some help tying a couple of the key players together. Can you help?

4. dr. gonzo - July 30, 2006

Yeah probably. What do you need?

5. yinn - August 1, 2006

I came across this article that includes sworn statements about what goes on at Cavel.

6. DEKALBPOET - September 14, 2006

I WAS AT THE HR503 HORSE RALLY ON CAPITOL HILL, Washington, D.C., ON TUES. SEP.5,06. THE HOUSE OF REPS APPROVED THE BILL AND PASSED IT TO THE SENATE, WHO PASSED IT TO THE HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE, AND IT IS NOW CALLED H.RES.981, WHICH IS THE SENATE. THE BILL CURRENTLY HAS ZERO CO-SPONSORS AND IF NO ONE COSPONSORS IT, THE BILL WILL DIE WHERE IT LIES.
PLEASE URGE YOUR SENATOR TO CO-SPONSOR S1915 (H.RES.981),
THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT!
H.RES.981
Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 503) to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [FL-21] (introduced 9/6/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.R.503
TELL THEM THAT:
“CO-SPONSORING THIS BILL EQUALS MASS VOTES FOR THEM, PLUS MORE MONEY FOR ALL AMERICANS. BE AN AMERICAN HERO, NOT BELGIUM’S LACKEY! CO-SPONSOR H.RES.981, THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT NOW!!”
THE SENATE VOTES THIS MONTH, SO HOP TO IT AND CALL THEM RIGHT AWAY:
(202) 224-3121
CALL CONGRESS NOW, TO RALLY CO-SPONSORS FOR THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT NOW!!
NATIONWIDE CALLS NEEDED.
JOIN MY SITE AT:
HORSEMANSWORD@YAHOOGROUPS.COM
OR COME ON BOARD MY MYSPACE: GOOGLE SEARCH ‘MYSPACE.COM DEKALBPOET’. REQUEST FRIENDSHIP.
ALL DAILY UPDATES OF THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT, WITH PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL, ARE POSTED ON THESE SITES!
CALL CONGRESS NOW! CROSSPOST ON ALL YOUR BOARDS!
(202) 224-3121
S1915/ H.RES.981 NOW! THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT.
at this point, with Belgium bribing our politicians and the committee chiefs themselves: THREATS are the only thing that will work now:
“IF YOU DON’T CO-SPONSOR THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT, I’M NOT GONNA VOTE FOR YOU, AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW TO TELL EVERYONE THEY KNOW TO TELL EVERYONE THEY KNOW, NOT TO VOTE FOR YOU EITHER!!!” seems to work best, at this crucial point in their twisted game.

S1915, THE AMERICAN HORSE SLAUGHTER PREVENTION ACT! CALL CONGRESS NOW TO DEMAND IT NOW:
(202) 224-3121 or click hereto Email: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Bet Your Bottom Dollar on it. Bet Your Horses Life on it for Sure!

7. Kari - December 2, 2006

Please consider boycotting the AQHA. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/753359391

8. kel - March 11, 2007

dang… I didn’t even know that horses were still slaughtered in the US, much less that it was being done for the purpose of human consumption. But this won’t work unless enough people are informed, especially Senators and Representatives. There really is a meaning to the whole strength-in-numbers idea.
This is for Ruffian!!!!!
(and for Josh, my aunts horse)

9. danielle - August 13, 2007

THIS IS HORRIBLE WE NEED TO STOP IT!!!!!!! HORSE SLAUGHTER IS THROWING AWAY GIRLS DREAMS!!!! GAHH THIS MALKES ME SO MAD!!!!!

10. Tek - March 18, 2008

Well I would hate this post to go on anymore without some argument. There is a reason that the AVMA, and many other noted institutions support horse slaughter. Horses are livestock any other argument contesting that is bunk. They may not be raised for there meat, but it does not mean that they above cows, pigs, chickens and goats. There are people who say that horses display more emotion and a higher level of thought, this is not true as pigs have shown to be smarter and anyone who owns livestock know that all species have there own characteristics. Now I have grown up around horses and seen many go to the slaughter which is an unfortunate but nessasary evil. The fact of the matter is that there are too many horses in the U.S and there are not homes for all of them. Those who say you can send them to rescue farms have not seen the waiting list. These rescue farms will only take so many horses so they don’t become overcrowded and start to look like a slaughter pen.
Now if this bill does what I hope it does not there will be horses being sold to parents who want to get a nice little pet for their daughter that always wanted a horsey…. this will lead to sub-par housing and care for these horses and will eventually be dumped or die for lack of care.
My last point is that there will be horse meat as long as there are rich Japaneese people that will pay for it. We have shut down plants in the U.S. now which passed AVMA, USDA regulations and have started shiping our horses across the border where there are almost no regulations on transport and care, much less killing the animal. I have seen video post on plants in Mexico that show a dagger to the spine as a way to kill these animals.
Before you go off and support your senator think of these points. I have tried to be as factual and unbias in my post as possible. I will not respond or comment back to a post that is yelling in my face or making unbacked statements.


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