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.
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,”
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.
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.