Our thanks to Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nevada), Peter King (R-New York), Jared Polis, (D-Colorado), Carlos Curbelo (R-Florida) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-New Mexico) for their efforts and for sponsoring the House Amendments that would have stopped the slaughter of tens of thousands of our wild horses and burros.
Unfortunately, the House Committee on Rules has voted down the amendments that were introduced to stop horse slaughter and the killing of tens of thousands of wild horses and burros. The House Committee on Rules stopped these amendments from going to the House floor for a vote by all Representatives.
Our fight is not over. We need to focus on the Senate.
Please fax (your letter will get to them quickly) even a simple handwritten note and/or make phone calls to your Senators, and tell them:
1) you do NOT want our wild horses and burros to be killed, “euthanized” or sterilized.
2) Do NOT remove the sales restrictions that protect our wild horses and burros from being sold into the slaughter pipeline.
3) you are a constituent and that our wild horses and burros are very important to you.
Share this message with your friends and on social media and ask everyone to take action to save the lives of tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in BLM holding facilities and on our public lands. And ask them to share this message, too.
We need many voices to save our wild horses and burros.
Also, our thanks to Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-Florida), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-California), Ed Royce (R-California), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), for introducing the bipartisan amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would bar the U.S. Department of Agriculture from funding horsemeat inspectors.