|January 21, 2010- Animal Welfare Institute HOUSE COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON
THE PREVENTION OF EQUINE CRUELTY ACT
Calls Needed Today!
The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and
Homeland Security has just announced that it will hold a hearing on H.R. 503,
the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, on Tuesday, February 2, at 4:00 p.m.
This bill, sponsored by full Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and
cosponsored by a majority of the Committee, is identical to legislation
overwhelmingly approved by the same Committee last year.
During the past year, pro-horse-slaughter advocates and organizations
have stepped up their misinformation campaign. Instead of working to
help improve the welfare of horses, they have been distorting information
and using unsubstantiated claims to justify horse slaughter.
Unfortunately, a few organizations continue to block this responsible and
humane legislation, thus prolonging the unnecessary suffering of approximately
100,000 horses per year. Horse owners, veterinarians and animal welfare advocates
must continue to fight for America’s horses and push toward the passage of H.R. 503,
the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 503, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty
Act. To find contact information and cosponsorship status for your Representative,
visit the Compassion Index at www.compassionindex.org. Be sure to call and thank
your Representative if he/she is already among the 178 current cosponsors of this bill.
Most importantly, check the list below; if your Representative is a member of the
Judiciary Committee, it is especially important that he/she hear from you right away.
In addition to the message about cosponsorship, please also ask him/her to support
For additional information on H.R. 503 and other animal protection issues, visit our
website at www.awionline.org. Thank you for your help!
We hope you will share our “Dear Humanitarian” eAlert with family, friends and coworkers
(post it on Facebook and tweet it on Twitter as well), and encourage them to contact their
legislators. When contacting members of Congress, please respectfully request a response
from them on the issue(s) so that you, as a constituent, will know their position. As always,
thank you very much for your help.
|House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act