Thursday, January 12, 2006

:: !Urge your senators to end horse slaughter ::

Even though Americans do not eat horse meat
thousands of horses are slaughtered every year
.to satisfy a market for horsemeat overseas
Horses have been our trusted companions and
are a historically significant part of
American culture. They deserve a more dignified
end to their lives than being slaughtered and
.served as dinner

The transport of horses to slaughter houses is
often extremely cruel. Many horses are injured
before even reaching the slaughter plant due to
overcrowded conditions during transport. Some
are shipped for more than 24 hours at a time
.without food, water, or rest

In addition, the methods used to slaughter these
horses once they arrive at the plant can be
exceptionally inhumane. The horses are often
forced to endure repeated stuns or blows and
often times remain conscious during
.their slaughter

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1915) would
put an end to this cruel and inhumane practice by
permanently prohibiting horse slaughter for human
consumption in the U.S. Urge your senators to
!support and cosponsor S. 1915

~ Jenny McKinley Care2 & ThePetition Site Team ~

!Help Stop Cruelty to Horses

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