Congress is back in session for just a few weeks and we need your help once again to gain support for the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008. As with the earlier bill — the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R.503/S. 311) — the Co nyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 (H.R. 6598) will prohibit the sale and transport of horses to be slaughtered for human consumption, including horses being shipped to Mexico and Canada.
This is one of our last opportunities to move this legislation before the Congress completes its work before the election, so it’s essential that we build up support now and get H.R. 6598 over the finish line.
We’re off to an amazing start with this new bill, and we can’t let up now. Your Representative, Jon Porter, is a co-sponsor of H.R. 503. Please urge Representative Porter to also co-sponsor H.R. 6598 before time runs out!
=2 0TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to Representative Porter at (202) 225-3252 to ask Rep. Porter to co-sponsor the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act.
When you call, you will speak to a staff member who can pass your message along to your legislator. Please be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent. You can say:
“Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in [your town]. As a constituent, I’m calling to urge Representative Porter to co-sponsor H.R. 6598, the =2 0 Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, a new bill to prevent horses from being cruelly slaughtered for human consumption. Thank you.”
After making your call, please send a follow-up email to Representative Porter in support of protecting horses from slaughter. And don’t forget to tell your friends and family how they can take action, too.
Thank you for all you do for animals.Sincerely,
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
P.S. Mark your calendars for the National Call-In Day for Horses on September 15! Watch your email that morning for special Call-In Day instructions, and please be sure to share the news with your friends and family and hand out the National Call-In Day for Horses 20 flier.