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STRATEGY FOR WEEK OF APRIL 20   Anti Slaughter Issues

Started by Debra, WI (DebraWI); 508 views.
Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/19/09

UPDATED WITH NEW COSPONSORS 4/22
Dear friends,


We're still holding at 120 cosponsors for HR503 and 16 cosponsors for S727. Although we realize that Congress has been very busy working on improving our economy, we must keep "The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act" a hot issue in D.C.

To help keep that flame burning, we’re going to start putting together an additional strategy that involves an off the board team effort and we’ll need a couple of volunteers to help with this project (email us off the board if you wish to help).
Once we have the plan ready to go, we will need all those who want to participate to send us your email addy. This additional strategy worked very well for us last year and we will resume it in the very near future.

In the meantime,
we must do all that we can to help ensure passage of HR503 and S727 to end horse slaughter in America and the transport of our horses across our borders to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.

Please call your own U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 503 and S.727.

Once you have finished calling your own Representatives, and have the time to help more, please focus on the lists below. Both lists represent past cosponsors of HR6598 and S.311 and will help us gain swift support for our bills.

Thanks for all of your help.

Target List For H.R.6598 (House Bill)
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-0123 Fax: 202-225-2256
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 9/16/2008
Phone: 202-225-4535 Fax: 202-225-4403
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 9/9/2008
Phone: 202-225-4755 Fax: 202-225-4886
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-2861 Fax: 202-225-6791
Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 7/31/2008
Phone: 202-225-2542 Fax: 202-225-0378
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 9/9/2008
Phone: 202-225-8885 Fax: 202-226-1477
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 9/10/2008
Phone: 202-225-1605 Fax: 202-226-0691
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 9/10/2008
Phone: 202-225-6631 Fax: 202-225-1968
Rep Mollohan, Alan B. [WV-1] - 9/15/2008
Phone: 202-225-4172 Fax: 202-225-7564
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-8050 Fax: 202-225-3002
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 9/26/2008
Phone: 202-225-4671 Fax: 202-225-9665
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 9/22/2008
Phone: 202-225-5751 Fax: 202-225-5782
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 10/3/2008
Phone: 202-225-1766 Fax: 202-226-0350
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-3164 Fax: 202-225-1992
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 9/16/2008
Phone: 202-225-8020 Fax: 202-225-5915
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-5936 Fax: 202-225-1018
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-3411 Fax: 202-226-0771
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 9/24/2008
Phone: 202-225-4115 Fax: 202-225-5974
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-2452 Fax: 202-225-2455
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-4261 Fax: 202-225-4382

Target List for S.727 (Senate Bill)

Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] - 6/15/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6361 Fax: (202) 224-2126
Sen Bayh, Evan [IN] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5623 Fax: (202) 228-1377
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 2/5/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2315 Fax: (202) 228-6321
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 2/5/2007
Tel: 202-224-3441 Fax: 202-228-0514
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 2/28/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2823 Fax: (202) 224-1083
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2152 Fax: (202) 228-0400
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 2/5/2007
Tel: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 5/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-3934 Fax: (202) 224-6747
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 1/24/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4654 Fax: (202) 224-8858
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6665 Fax: (202) 224-5301
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 1/17/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4642 Fax: (202) 224-4680
Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 5/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6472 Fax: (202) 224-7665
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 10/16/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5141 Fax: (202) 228-0776
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 11/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6542 Fax: (202) 228-3027
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 1/17/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5344 Fax: (202) 224-1946
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 4/16/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4254 Fax: (202) 228-1229
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 3/13/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4822 Fax: (202) 228-0325
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 6/11/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2921 Fax: (202) 228-6362

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - You can use this toll-free number 800-828-0498 and ask for a legislator by name (or ask for extension, last 5 numbers of legislator's office phone)Please Note: We have started a separate thread titled “State Action Needed”. Several States have introduced their own legislation to allow horse slaughter. These states need our help. to keep this from happening. Please pass the word!!

Remember, WE ARE BARBARO’S VOICE.....Let it be heard.
Shelley and Deb
Americans Against Horse Slaughter

Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

Edited 4/19/2009 8:09 pm ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

Edited 4/19/2009 8:09 pm ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

Edited 4/20/2009 11:39 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

Edited 4/21/2009 11:44 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

Edited 4/22/2009 11:45 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

Edited 4/22/2009 2:56 pm ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

  • Edited 4/22/2009 3:44 pm ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
Guest

From: Guest

4/20/09

count me "in" to help with the upcoming offboard strategy.

reposting your lists from post 1, double-spaced for greater convenience - EDITED to reflect new cosponsors added 4/21

FEDERAL TARGET LISTS - Current as of Friday, April 24, 2009

(Note - The date shown after each legislator's name on the target lists below, is the date he/she signed on to cosponsor the respective former antiHS bills in the 110th Congress - HR 6598 in the House and S 311 in the Senate.)

Remember - as former cosponsors of anti-horse slaughter legislation, those on these lists are already on our side and should be easy to approach. We are seeking for them to sign up to cosponsor the respective Bills - HR 503 in the House and S 727 in the Senate.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - You can use this toll-free number 800-828-0498 and ask for a legislator by name (or ask for extension, last 5 numbers of legislator's office phone)

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Target List For H.R.503 (House Bill)

Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-0123 Fax: 202-225-2256

Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 9/16/2008
Phone: 202-225-4535 Fax: 202-225-4403

Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 9/9/2008
Phone: 202-225-4755 Fax: 202-225-4886

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-2861 Fax: 202-225-6791

Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 7/31/2008
Phone: 202-225-2542 Fax: 202-225-0378

Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 9/9/2008
Phone: 202-225-8885 Fax: 202-226-1477

Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 9/10/2008
Phone: 202-225-1605 Fax: 202-226-0691

Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 9/10/2008
Phone: 202-225-6631 Fax: 202-225-1968

Rep Mollohan, Alan B. [WV-1] - 9/15/2008
Phone: 202-225-4172 Fax: 202-225-7564

Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-8050 Fax: 202-225-3002

Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 9/26/2008
Phone: 202-225-4671 Fax: 202-225-9665

Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 9/22/2008
Phone: 202-225-5751 Fax: 202-225-5782

Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 10/3/2008
Phone: 202-225-1766 Fax: 202-226-0350

Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-3164 Fax: 202-225-1992

Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 9/16/2008
Phone: 202-225-8020 Fax: 202-225-5915

Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-5936 Fax: 202-225-1018

Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 9/8/2008
Phone: 202-225-3411 Fax: 202-226-0771

Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 9/24/2008
Phone: 202-225-4115 Fax: 202-225-5974

Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-2452 Fax: 202-225-2455

Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 9/25/2008
Phone: 202-225-4261 Fax: 202-225-4382

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Target List for S.727 (Senate Bill)

Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] - 6/15/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6361 Fax: (202) 224-2126

Sen Bayh, Evan [IN] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5623 Fax: (202) 228-1377

Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 2/5/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2315 Fax: (202) 228-6321

Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 2/5/2007
Tel: 202-224-3441 Fax: 202-228-0514

Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 2/28/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2823 Fax: (202) 224-1083

Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2152 Fax: (202) 228-0400

Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 2/5/2007
Tel: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954

Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 5/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-3934 Fax: (202) 224-6747

Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 1/24/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4654 Fax: (202) 224-8858

Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 10/18/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6665 Fax: (202) 224-5301

Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 1/17/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4642 Fax: (202) 224-4680

Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 5/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6472 Fax: (202) 224-7665

Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 10/16/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5141 Fax: (202) 228-0776

Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 11/2/2007
Tel: (202) 224-6542 Fax: (202) 228-3027

Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 1/17/2007
Tel: (202) 224-5344 Fax: (202) 224-1946

Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 4/16/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4254 Fax: (202) 228-1229

Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 3/13/2007
Tel: (202) 224-4822 Fax: (202) 228-0325
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov

Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 6/11/2007
Tel: (202) 224-2921 Fax: (202) 228-6362

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE HORSES! Go get 'em.

  • Edited 4/24/2009 9:41 am ET by CJaffe1
Guest

From: Guest

4/20/09

CURRENT COSPONSORS OF THE FEDERAL ANTI-HORSE SLAUGHTER LEGISLATION

House cosponsors - current as of Friday, April 24, 2009 (Note, list of Senate cosponsors follows in my next post)

Below is the list of all 120 current House cosponsors of HR 503, in alphabetical order, from thomas.gov, along with the introductory material re the bill.

EVERYONE - please check the following list of current cosponsors of HR 503 - if your Rep is on this list, you can breathe a sigh of relief and go on to our new federal target lists.

If your Rep is NOT on the following list of cosponsors, pls contact him/her seeking cosponsorship of HR 503 - and then move on to the target lists.

And now, the whole alphabetical list of 120 House cosponsors, with the introductory info -

H.R.503
Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 1/14/2009) Cosponsors (120)

Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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COSPONSORS(120), ALPHABETICAL

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 2/11/2009
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 3/12/2009
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 2/4/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 1/26/2009
Rep Bean, Melissa L. [IL-8] - 3/23/2009
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 1/27/2009
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 1/14/2009
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 1/28/2009
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 1/26/2009
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 3/5/2009
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 1/14/2009
Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 1/14/2009
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 3/23/2009
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 4/21/2009
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 2/4/2009
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] - 1/14/2009
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 1/26/2009
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 4/21/2009
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 4/21/2009
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 2/4/2009
Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6] - 1/27/2009
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/12/2009
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 2/26/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 4/21/2009
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 2/11/2009
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 1/14/2009
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 1/14/2009
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 1/27/2009
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 3/23/2009
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 1/14/2009
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 2/11/2009
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 1/28/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 1/26/2009
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 1/14/2009
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 2/23/2009
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 3/5/2009
Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] - 3/3/2009
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 1/26/2009
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 2/4/2009
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 3/5/2009
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 1/26/2009
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 1/26/2009
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 1/27/2009
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 3/24/2009
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] - 3/23/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 1/14/2009
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 2/23/2009
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 1/14/2009
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 3/5/2009
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Mitchell, Harry E. [AZ-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 3/5/2009
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 1/26/2009
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 1/26/2009
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 2/23/2009
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] - 1/27/2009
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] - 4/21/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] - 1/27/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 2/11/2009
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 1/14/2009
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 2/4/2009
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 2/23/2009
Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 1/14/2009
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 2/4/2009
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 1/14/2009
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 3/10/2009
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 1/14/2009
Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 3/5/2009
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 1/14/2009
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 1/14/2009
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 3/23/2009
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 1/26/2009
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 1/14/2009
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 3/26/2009
Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] - 1/14/2009
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PS - don't be discouraged that we didn't pick up any new cosponsors last week - Congress was in recess, and though offices were staffed, I don't think that such paperwork as cosponsorship was going through. Look for us to pick up more cs's in the near future!

added on edit 4/22 - see, I told you so, haha! (upon gaining 5 in the House and 2 in the Senate)

  • Edited 4/24/2009 9:42 am ET by CJaffe1
Guest

From: Guest

4/20/09

CURRENT COSPONSORS OF THE FEDERAL ANTI-HORSE SLAUGHTER LEGISLATION

Senate cosponsors - current as of Friday, April 24, 2009 (Note, list of House cosponsors is in my last post)

Below is the list of the 16 current Senate cosponsors of S 727, in alphabetical order, from thomas.gov, along with the introductory material re the bill.

EVERYONE - please check the following list of current cosponsors of S 727 - if your Senator(s) are on this list, you can breathe a sigh of relief and go on to our new federal target lists.

If either/both of your Sens are NOT on the following list of cosponsors, pls contact him/her seeking cosponsorship of S 727 - and then move on to the target lists.

And now, the whole alphabetical list of 16 Senate cosponsors, with the introductory info -

S.727
Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 3/26/2009) Cosponsors (16)
Related Bills: H.R.503
Latest Major Action: 3/26/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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COSPONSORS(16), ALPHABETICAL

Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 3/26/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 4/21/2009
Sen Byrd, Robert C. [WV] - 3/26/2009
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 3/26/2009
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 3/26/2009
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 3/26/2009
Sen Ensign, John [NV] - 3/26/2009
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 3/26/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/26/2009
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 3/26/2009
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 3/26/2009
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 3/26/2009
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 3/26/2009
Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 3/26/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/26/2009

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE HORSES!

  • Edited 4/24/2009 9:43 am ET by CJaffe1
Msg 5 of 24 to GuestGuest 
In reply toRe: msg 2
Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/20/09

Great! Thanks Ceej.
I'll be in touch soon.

Deb

Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

  • Edited 4/20/2009 11:08 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

no new news today re cosponsors - hoping now that all are back AND [allegedly] at work, things will resume happening.
Msg 7 of 24 to GuestGuest 
In reply toRe: msg 6
Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/21/09

good news locally though... Applause for State Senator Plale!

WISCONSIN STATE SENATE

P. O. Box 7882 Madison , WI 53707-7882


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Senator Jeff Plale

April 21, 2009 608-266-7505

Plale Introduces Bill to Prevent Slaughter of Horses

MADISON - State Senator Jeff Plale (D – South Milwaukee ) has reintroduced legislation that would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the State of Wisconsin .

Senator Plale’s concerns regarding this issue arose when the Illinois legislature banned the practice in its state several years ago, forcing the closure of a horse slaughtering plant in DeKalb , Illinois . “When the Illinois plant closed, I became concerned about the possibility of relocating it just across the border in Wisconsin ,” Plale explained, “and I certainly don’t want that practice happening in this state.”

In 2007, the last three remaining horse slaughtering plants in the United States, two in Texas and one in Illinois, closed due to state law. These three plants were owned by Belgian companies and served a European market in which human consumption of horses is a more acceptable practice.

In recent months, the Illinois legislature has begun working to overturn its horse slaughter ban in order to reestablish this business in its state. Montana is introducing legislation which would encourage the construction of horse slaughter plants there. Additionally, other states are introducing resolutions which oppose HR 503, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, a federal bill that would ban horse slaughter nationally.

While no horse slaughtering plants have ever existed in Wisconsin , Senator Plale’s legislation would ensure that none are allowed to locate here in the future. This bill is necessary at this time because other states are introducing resolutions and legislation which are in favor of horse slaughter. “The message I want to send with this legislation is, do not even think about locating a horse slaughter plant in Wisconsin because you’re not welcome here.” Plale said.

“Horses are farm animals, they are companion animals, they’re racing animals, and they’re beautiful animals. They serve many, many wonderful purposes and food shouldn’t be one of them.” Plale continued.

Plale’s bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption is Senate Bill 142. It was introduced on March 31st and referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education where it is now available to be scheduled for a public hearing.

Senator Plale acknowledges that introducing the bill is just the first step. “If this is something you really care about, let your legislator know that. If it’s important to an awful lot of people back home, it’s going to become important to their legislators.”

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Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

  • Edited 4/21/2009 11:29 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
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jakejake17

From: jakejake17

4/21/09

hello c jaffe 1  thanks for the doulble space list. i wear tri focals, so i need all the help i can get.  working hard on phonecalls, and now i have my fax macine going. thanks so much.  ruthie   fob
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

my pleasure! Thanks for being on board to help the horses.
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

I just posted the WI info in its own Thread in this Folder.

http://forums.prospero.com/alexbrown/messages?msg=36247.1

Is there any specific action we are being asked to take re this?

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specific action we are asked to take re the WI anti HS bill, is in post 2 of the thread noted above -

http://forums.prospero.com/alexbrown/messages?msg=36247.2

  • Edited 4/22/2009 10:53 am ET by CJaffe1
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