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A recent win in the fight against animal cruelty, from Senator Patrick Leahy

January 18, 2014
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Knowing your interest in eliminating equine cruelty and abuse, I wanted to share with you a recent advance in Congress in this fight.

On January 16, the Senate passed a sweeping spending bill to fund the government through September, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown. I am pleased to inform you that this omnibus spending bill includes a provision I supported that blocks the United States Department of Agriculture from inspecting horse slaughter plants. This House and Senate approved provision will reinstate the ban on federal funding for facilities engaged in the sale or slaughter of horses for human consumption.

In these difficult fiscal times, it is crucial we do not waste limited taxpayer resources on programs that extend and promote animal cruelty. Please know I will continue to support the humane treatment of all animals and I look forward to the passage and enactment of this important animal welfare provision.

Thank you for your interest and engagement in this issue.


United States Senator

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Patrick you are a hero,
A round of applause…
Thank you for
Standing up for horses
And their cause

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2014 12:47 pm

    God Bless you Patrick!!


  2. January 18, 2014 1:33 pm

    Patrick you are a hero,
    A round of applause…
    Thank you for
    Standing up for horses
    And their cause


    • January 18, 2014 1:35 pm

      Wonderful, I love it. Thank you so much, hon!


      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        January 18, 2014 1:38 pm

        you are so very welcome and thank you for sharing this reason to smile 🙂


  3. January 18, 2014 4:06 pm

    Comment est-ce possible de faire preuve de cruauté envers de tels animaux


    • January 18, 2014 4:08 pm

      I’ll never understand how people can be so cruel, and so easily! Evil is what it is.


  4. January 18, 2014 11:19 pm

    someone now needs to address the money and lives wasted through the BLM’s wild horse roundup and confinement..


  5. May 14, 2014 3:40 am

    C’est un vrai bonheur de regarder ce blog


  6. May 15, 2014 10:23 pm

    Magnifique article, j’en discuterai dans la semaine avec mes potes


  7. June 8, 2014 6:27 pm

    Une fois de plus un poste visiblement séduisant


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