Sign now: no horse slaughter plants in the U.S.
Date: 2016-05-30 07:04
From: “Angela L., Care2 Action Alerts”
peoplesbark news reader,
It’s hard to stomach, but horse slaughterhouses are a
real thing. Even though the last two horse slaughter
plants in the U.S. closed down in 2007 due to a
de-funding measure, they’re poised to return.
If lawmakers don’t support the Agriculture
Appropriations bill for 2017, your tax dollars could
actually go towards horse slaughter.
When the 2016 spending bill was signed into law, the
ban on using tax dollars for slaughterhouse inspections
was renewed with it.
But that ban expires in September, and if it’s not
renewed horse slaughterhouses could return to America.
In 2007, Congress prohibited the United States
Department of Agriculture from paying for horse meat
inspections. The ban has already made a big difference.
Advocates say that the moratorium, along with local
court rulings, has already closed two horse slaughter
plants, saving the lives of horses that would otherwise
have been slaughtered for meat.
If the ban isn’t renewed and tax dollars can go towards
slaughterhouse inspections, animal lovers like yourself
would be forced to fund animal cruelty.
Care2 animal activist Sue L. is determined to protect
horses from this cruel and unnecessary slaughter.
That’s why she created a petition urging lawmakers to
continue the funding ban on horse slaughterhouse
inspections in the 2017 Agriculture Appropriations
Please join Sue and Care2 and tell lawmakers you will
not foot the bill for horse slaughter.
Thank you for making a difference.
The Care2 Petitions Team
275 Shoreline Drive, Suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94065