Thursday, April 18, 2013

Are You Helping to Get The SAFE Act Passed to End Horse Slaughter in America?

I certainly hope the answer is a hearty yes!  As you are hopefully already aware the SAFE act has been introduced in both the House and the Senate:

Senate Bill:

Latest Title: Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 3/12/2013)      Cosponsors (6) 
Latest Major Action: 3/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
COSPONSORS(6), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] - 4/9/2013
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 4/9/2013
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 4/17/2013
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 3/12/2013
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/21/2013
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 4/9/2013

Bill in the House of Representatives:

Latest Title: Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 
Sponsor: Rep Meehan, Patrick [PA-7] (introduced 3/12/2013)      Cosponsors (74) 
Latest Major Action: 4/2/2013 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.

Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale or transport of equines (horses and other members of the equidae family) or their parts (including flesh, meat, and viscera), or the importing or exporting of equines or their parts into or out of the United States, by any person who knows or should have known that such equines are to be slaughtered for human consumption as food.

This link will show you the lengthy list of co-sponsors.  We Pennsylvanians should be very proud that Representative Meehan who introduced this bill is one of ours!|/home/LegislativeData.php|

The PA Reps who have co-sponsored to date are:

Rep Brady
Rep Cartwright
Rep Fitzpatrick
Rep Gerlach
Rep Marino
Rep Schwartz

Please call both of your Senators and your Representative to thank them for suppporting the SAFE Act or to ask them to do so!

If you don't know how to go about doing that, here's a very easy website to use.  All you do is enter your zip code and it will take you to contact info for both of your senators and your representative.  Please speak up.  Our horses need you to be their voices!

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The face of death

The face of death
#396, A kind, gentle Thoroughbred

All that is left

All that is left
I will never forget him...I promise. I am so sorry, #396...I don't even have a name for you...

Why would you take my life? Am I a food source animal?

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