Sunday, June 12, 2011

Take Action to Protect the American Horse Industry!

We knew the consequences of the 2007 ban on horse processing would be bad, but no one could have predicted the horrific outcome that haunts the U.S. horse industry today.  We face this challenge as the outcome of federal legislation  resulting from the reaction to dishonest emotional propaganda driven by the radical animal rights organizations in our country.  Rather than relying on the facts and on the experts in the horse community, the well funded campaign led by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) used emotion and misinformation to pressure lawmakers to eliminate horse processing in the United States.

Currently, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are considering amendments to the current Agriculture Appropriations Bill that would continue to abolish needed horse processing in the United States, and also prevent American horses from being transported across U.S. borders for processing.

A Government Accounting Office (GAO) investigation on the horse industry was requested by the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee almost two years ago in July of 2009. The GAO has thoroughly studied the effect of the horse processing plants closing in 2007. This study looked at the effect of the plants closing on the welfare of horses themselves, as well as the effect on farm economy across America. This report is complete, but its release is being delayed.

Unfortunately, the current House Agriculture Appropriations Bill is being rushed to a vote before the results of the GAO report is allowed to be considered! Aggressive action by HSUS and other radical animal rights groups have pushed for action before the GAO results become public.

 Please Take Immediate Action!

The House vote will take place on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.

We urge you to call your Congressman and Senators immediately
and urgently request that they review the results
of the GAO report prior to ANY VOTE!

Please take ACTION NOW to protect the
American horse industry!

Click here to Contact your U.S. Representative