Monday, October 15, 2007
MY HEART'S STILL WITH THE HORSES
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY FOR HORSES IS TUESDAY OCTOBER 16!
(Doing these things will help even if you missed it
Here are a few reasons it's important that you call :
> At least 130 wild horses died of salmonella at BLM's Palomino Valley Wild Horse Center. Salmonella is highly contagious and difficult to control. Infected horses "shed" it when they become stressed or ill. It's often present in the meat of slaughtered horses.
> BLM has zeroed out many Herd Management Areas. That means what it sounds like: all the wild horses have been removed from areas like Slumbering Hills, Antelope Range and others. For a look at those horses, visit http://mustangs4us.com/gallery_of_hmas.htm
by Nancy Kerson. Blue Wings HMA has been reduced to 29 horses.
> America's horses are going to Mexican slaughter houses. if you can stand to see what's happening to them, go to the Humane Society of the United State's Animal Channel : http://hsus.org
How can you help?
1. You can reach your federal legislators by calling the Capitol
switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or Go to Congress.org
and enter your zip code to find your Representative and Senator click on each one & you will get an address & phone number.
2. Call and politely ask that your representative to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
3. Congress.org will also give you an email address. Please write a follow-up email. Feel free to use this sample: Dear ___________:
(ENTER YOUR REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME HERE)
Please support HR 503 and S. 311. .
In 1959 and again in 1971, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress stated: "Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West" .
Please don't let them become a symbol of our greed.
All horses are wild at heart.
__________________ (YOUR NAME GOES HERE)
4. *** Forward your copy of the response you get from your Senator or Representative to firstname.lastname@example.org
and you'll be entered in a drawing for one of 20 autographed PHANTOM STALLION bookcovers.
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