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Horses are Friends, not Food!

There is a big issue for horse lovers before the Senate right now.
Three foreign-owned horse slaughter plants here in the USA are killing American horses to sell to diners in Belgium, France and Japan. They kill the horses, harvest the meat, and then ship it overseas. There is a bill before the Senate right now to ban this practice in all 50 states.

Me and some friends are asking people to send an email to their senators asking them to push this bill through and vote to end horse slaughtering. The bill has already passed the US House of Representatives and this is the last hurdle before it goes to the President for his signature.

A common misperception is that the horses are old or sick - not true. Many are under 2 years old and healthy, and are sold simply for money.

Here's how you can help - everyone needs to contact their senators and indicate they don't want our horses dying to feed other countries.

Go to  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ and type in your zip code. Send an email to both of your US senators and tell them to stop this terrible practice. The vote is coming before the Senate next week so please do it NOW! :-) Thanks!!!

And here is a blog that we set up so you can read more information about it:

 http://www.horsesarefriendsnotfood.com

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Just one word 30.Sep.2006 18:26

ethnocentrism

afterall, what about cows, pigs, etc.

Just one Answer 03.Oct.2006 18:25

MPCanner

Horses are often pets to families, cows and pigs are typically raised for the purpose of meals. I'm not saying that's ok, but many people are very upset about these covert horse slaughterhouses.