Today I received a news release from HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) concerning the Rahall-Whitfield Amendment to End Wild Horse Slaughter (Wild horses on government property are rounded up and sent to meat processing plants). Below is a 'snip' from the release and the link to the HSUS site.
"Wild horses, a beloved and cherished symbol of our nation's
heritage, have been protected from sale and slaughter for over 30 years. However, a stealth amendment -- snuck into a massive budget bill at the end of last year -- has allowed these horses to be commercially sold once again.
In recent weeks, at least 41 wild mustangs were sold by the
government and then, within days, resold to an Illinois
slaughterhouse. We cannot let this continue.
Congress will be considering the Rahall-Whitfield amendment to ensure that tax dollars are never used for sales of wild horses that could lead to their slaughter. This week, when this amendment is being considered, we must reach every single member of the U.S. House of Representatives and secure their votes for the Rahall-Whitfield amendment.
:: TAKE ACTION -- Contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the Rahall-Whitfield amendment."
Here is the link to the HSUS site. The "Bucking the System" story is on the first page center.
Time is of the essence on this because this amendment is going up for a vote this Thursday, May 19th.
Your assistance and participation in this matter is appreciated.