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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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WILD HORSE SLAUGHTER PROHIBITION MUST BE REINSTATED

Dear Friends of Wild Horses,
>
> We have just gotten word that a bill is being introduced into Congress for
> reinstating the protections previously afforded to America's wild horses
and
> burros. This BILL will stop the proposed slaughter of more than 8,000
wild
> horses!
>
> WE NEED YOU TO ACT IMMEDIATELY BY:
>
> * Write and e-mail and phone your Representative and Senators and ask
> that they SUPPORT HR 297 presented by the Honorable Rep Nick J. Rahall
> (D-WV).
> * Let Representative Rahall know how thrilled you are that he has
> taken action to save America's icon, the wild horses and burros.
> * Let them know that wild horses and burros are the great symbol of
> our country and represent the freedom we so cherish. Let them know you
want
> them protected from slaughter FOREVER.
> * We need letters and e-mails to go out immediately.
> * We are asking that you pass this on to as many people as possible to
> write.
>
> www.congress.org
>
>
> January 25, 2005
> WILD HORSE SLAUGHTER PROHIBITION MUST BE REINSTATED
> WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wild horses roaming across our public lands, a symbol
of
> the American West, would no longer be doomed to certain slaughter under
> legislation introduced today by U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV). Rahall is
> the Ranking Democrat on the House Resources Committee, which has
> jurisdiction over wild horse policy on federal lands.
> "Very few icons of the West remain, and wild horses are certainly a symbol
> of the frontier era and our nation's spirit. To allow them to be
slaughtered
> without exhausting all other options, such as adoption, is an affront to
our
> history," declared Rahall.
> Rahall's legislation addresses a provision inserted in a must-pass
> appropriations bill last year that allows the Bureau of Land Management
> (BLM) and Forest Service to essentially turn a blind eye to individuals or
> corporations who buy these animals with the clear intention of cruelly
> slaughtering them for profit. The Rahall legislation would restore the
> prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming
horses
> and burros.
> "It has been illegal for the past 33 years to sell or transfer wild horses
> and burros for processing into commercial products because many Americans
> abhor the thought. They would be aghast to know that these animals now can
> and will be slaughtered so their meat can be offered on menus in France,
> Belgium and Japan," stated Rahall.
> The current slaughter policy does not acknowledge the fact that humane
> alternatives exist and federal agencies have the authority to carry out
such
> actions as adoption, sterilization, relocation, and placement with
qualified
> individuals and organizations.
> "To suggest that an acceptable solution to a federal agency's management
> dilemma is commercial slaughter is an irresponsible approach to our public
> lands and the wildlife that roam them," said Rahall.
> The federal government has a mediocre record in enforcing wild horse and
> burro protection laws. But instead of addressing these long-term and
> widespread management problems, the recent change is simply a quick and
> dirty fix. Under the guise of "managing" these living symbols of the
> American West, the agency is now permitted to allow the slaughter of
animals
> that they had been previously charged with their protection."A public
outcry
> has again begun across the United States over the change in law that now
> allows this disgraceful deed. We need to act before it is too late for
> thousands of these animals," concluded Rahall.
> - 30 -
>
> Karen A. Sussman
> President, ISPMB
> PO Box 55
> Lantry, SD 57636
> Tel: 605.964.6866
> Cell: 605.365.6991
> Saving America's Wild Horses & Burros since 1960
>
> www.ispmb.org <http://www.ispmb.org>
>
> Become a member of ISPMB today!
> <http://www.ispmb.org/membership.shtml>
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 04:32 PM
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ugh

i just searched on the congress.org for my areas federal elected officials.....they're all the people i hate..... anyway, i will send them letters. someday i would like to adopt a wild mustang and gentle it into a riding horse.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 09:59 AM
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I"ve been sending letters and emails since our president was an idiot enought to sign away thier protection.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 02:22 PM
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there, i sent emails to both senators, and our Rep. and the president.
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