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“USDA does not expect horse slaughter to resume in the near term … “

December 14, 2011
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Recently you signed a petition relaying your concerns regarding horse slaughtering. We wanted to be sure you saw this update to our earlier response to that petition.

Update: Ensuring the Humane Treatment of Horses

By Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety at the USDA

Thank you for writing to relay your concerns regarding horse slaughtering. We appreciate your involvement in the We the People project and value your input on issues facing our country.

The humane treatment of horses reflects the values of our Nation.

Recently Congress lifted a ban prohibiting federal funding for the inspection of horses, which had prevented the slaughter of horses for human consumption for the past five years. While Congress has technically lifted the ban, USDA does not expect horse slaughter to resume in the near term as a number of Federal, state and local requirements and prohibitions remain in place. Furthermore, there have been no requests that the Department initiate the authorization process for any horse slaughter operation in the United States at this time.

While some horses continue to be exported to other countries for slaughter, USDA makes it a priority to ensure that these horses are transported and treated humanely. For example, USDA recently extended protection to horses delivered to collection points prior to export, reflecting the Administration’s commitment to protecting animal welfare.

Thank you again for your input on this important issue.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

Keep calling and writing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and let them know you can’t vote for anybody who supports horse slaughter! The Democrats are very poll sensitive because it’s an election year.

  • PHONE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE: 202-863-8000
  • PHONE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE: 202-863-1500
  • PHONE THE WHITE HOUSE: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414
  • FAX THE WHITE HOUSE: 202-456-2461
  • CLICK HERE FOR FREE FAXING FROM YOUR COMPUTER. You do not need a fax machine OR a credit card, and you don’t have to register.
  • CLICK HERE FOR DNC WEBFORM



Keep calling and writing the Republican National Committee (RNC) and let them know you can’t vote for anybody who supports horse slaughter!

  • CALL the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500
  • FAX the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8820
  • CLICK HERE For Access to Free Faxing From Your Computer. No Fax Machine, Registering, or Credit Card Required.
  • BE SURE TO CLICK the Fax Confirmation Link in your Email, so your Fax Delivery will Succeed.
  • EMAIL the Repubican National Committee at info@gop.com
  • REPEAT these Actions Every Day…..For The Horses



Keep calling and writing Obama.

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If you prefer, click HERE to find your Senators’ and Representative’s email addresses.

Click HERE to send free faxes. Faxes are sent from your computer: you do not need a fax machine or credit card.



SAMPLE MESSAGE

I, and the 70% of Americans who do not support horse slaughter, will not consider voting for any congressperson, or Presidential Candidate, who supports horse slaughter, or transport to horse slaughter, in any manner; I will only vote for candidates who sponsor or support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, S. 1176.


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no horse slaughter until after
election time?
mucho cynicism in this rhyme
politicians say what serves
THEM best
then do what THEY want
and disregard the rest
we must apply pressure
in every way
until THEY all learn that it
is not just about
election day!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2011 5:13 pm

    I’ve already faxed, and will keep faxing, lines are closed will do all this in the morning…. I so very much distrust anything these people say. But we will just it going and going!!!

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  2. Diane Symons permalink
    December 14, 2011 6:15 pm

    We have to keep going people must know the dangers of eating this meat. France must realize and other countries in Europe that America horses are filled with chemicals that cause cancer. They are shipped without coggings test which means any horse farm within 400 miles can infect your horses. Wipe out a herd in a day. The chemicals have been proven to cause cancer. Also we do not have the money for inspectors who are not inspecting anyway. We had hidden camera and no inspectors when horses were slaughtered they came in with diseases, some half dead, sent over seas. A remark that was made by a senator is Americans don’t eat horse meat so who cares we care. The cancer rate in 5 years went down since horse slaughter stopped in the US true they are transported that must end also. That is more dangerous to humans health. Horses are not live stock and not brought up like live stock. Keep going they must see it can’t be.

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  3. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 15, 2011 3:57 am

    no horse slaughter until after
    election time?
    mucho cynicism in this rhyme
    politicians say what serves
    THEM best
    then do what THEY want
    and disregard the rest
    we must apply pressure
    in every way
    until THEY all learn that it
    is not just about
    election day!!!!!

    Like

  4. December 18, 2011 4:21 pm

    What a sick world 😦

    Like

  5. October 4, 2014 6:18 am

    You could certainly see your skills in the article you write.

    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe.
    All the time go after your heart.

    Like

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