AR Legislature Asks for Horse-Slaughter Plant

Due to a meeting held last December by the National Conference
of State Legislators (NCSL)  it was determined that the 
NCSL Agriculture & Energy Committee, as a body, is offically in
support of horse-slaughter and of re-opening equine
slaughterhouses in the USA .  Besides fighting against a national
ban on horse-slaughter, the pro-slaughter committee-members 
have been organizing on a state-by-state basis to re-open the horse
slaughter plants in their own respective states. 

Read more about the NCSL's
Pro-Slaughter Declaration by clicking the link below, which will
lead you to their petition; 

NCSL Pro-Slaughter;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/natl-conference-officially-supports-horse-slaughter


It seems  Arkansas has its eye on the "Horse-slaugher pie," and
wants a piece of the action. Dont believe the lies in this pro-slaughter legislative proposal (below) recently passed in the Arkansas legislature. These time-worn age-old pro-slaughter aruguments have all been proven either outright lies or propaganda. We grow weary of rebutting them,
and wont rehash or re-argue the issue(s) here. Those "in the know"
know better and will
just say NO to horse-slaughter!

THE ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE / 1/27/09


1 State of Arkansas
2 87th General Assembly DRAFT GLG/RCK
3 Regular Session, 2009 HCR
4
5 By: Representative Ragland
6
7
8 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
9 REQUESTING THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
10 AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT
11 HORSE PROCESSING FACILITIES.
12
13 Subtitle
14 REQUESTING THE ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL
15 DELEGATION AND THE CONGRESS OF THE
16 UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT HORSE
17 PROCESSING FACILITIES.
18
19
20 WHEREAS, horse processing is the most tightly regulated animal harvest;
21 and
22
23 WHEREAS, horse processing is the only animal processing for which
24 transportation is regulated; and
25
26 WHEREAS, the Horse Welfare Coalition estimates that annually ninety
27 thousand (90,000) to one hundred thousand (100,000) unwanted horses will be
28 exposed to potential abandonment and neglect if horse processing plants are
29 forced to close and horse export options are eliminated; and
30
31 WHEREAS, those ninety thousand (90,000) to one hundred thousand
32 (100,000) unwanted horses will compete each year for adoption with the
33 thirty-two thousand (32,000) wild horses that United States taxpayers are
34 currently paying forty million dollars ($40 million) to shelter and feed; and
35
36 WHEREAS, the nation's inadequate, overburdened, and unregulated horse
HCR
2 11-03-2008 08:56 GLG009
rescue and adoption f 1 acilities cannot handle the influx of approximately
2 sixty thousand (60,000) or more additional horses each year that would result
3 from a harvesting ban, according to the Congressional Research Service; and
4
5 WHEREAS, many zoo animal diets rely on equine protein because it
6 closely resembles the food that the zoo animal would consume in the wild; and
7
8 WHEREAS, many veterinarians and animal nutritionists assert that equine
9 protein is the healthiest diet for big cats and rare birds; and
10
11 WHEREAS, the only source of equine protein that is inspected by the
12 United States Department of Agriculture will be eliminated if federal
13 legislation shuts down horse processing facilities,
14
15 NOW THEREFORE,
16 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH
17 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN:
18
19 That the House of Representatives of the Eighty-seventh General
20 Assembly of the State of Arkansas requests all members of the Arkansas
21 congressional delegation to support the continuation of horse processing in
22 the United States and to offer incentives that help create horse processing
23 plants, such as state-inspected horse harvest for export.
24
25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Eighty26
seventh General Assembly of the State of Arkansas urges the Congress of the
27 United States to support new horse processing facilities and the continuation
28 of existing facilities on both the state and national level.
29
30 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Eighty31
seventh General Assembly of the State of Arkansas urges the Congress of the
32 United States to oppose S. 311 and H.R. 503 of the 110th Congress and to
33 support the processing of horses in the United States and internationally.
34
35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Eighty36
seventh General Assembly of the State of Arkansas supports the location of United States 1 Department of Agriculture-approved horse processing facilities
2 on state, tribal, or private lands under mutually-acceptable and market
driven land leases and, if necessary, a mutually-acceptable assignment of
4 revenues that meets the needs of all parties involved with the horse
5 processing facility; and
6
7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, after adoption, copies of this resolution
8 shall be sent by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the
9 members of Arkansas's congressional delegation, the President of the United
10 States Senate, and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.


Article;
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HCR1004


Signers, contact Rep. Ragland, the author of this proposal,  
and all the other Arkansas Representatives to tell them real
Americans do not eat horsemeat and that we will not tolerate horse slaughter anywhere in the United States and that we will not quit
fighting to keep horse slaughter in the USA a thing of the past and until the export of our American horses  for slaughter ends with the passage
of federal bill HR 503 now pending a vote in the 111th Congress;
 
Rep. Roy Ragland; 
raglandr@arkleg.state.ar.us

And here is a link to a directory of all Arkansas Representatives
& Senators you can contact to let them know your views in opposition
to their plan to rebuild the horse-slaughter industry in the USA;

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Pages/LegislatorSearchResults.aspx?member=&committee=All&chamber
=

PLEASE ALSO NOTE that, as a result of the NCSL organizing, these other states listed below are also opposing our anti-horse slaughter measures and are proposing to build a horse-slaughter plants in their respective states. We have made petitions for them too, and are hoping you will please also sign them. We must meet these pro-active pro-slaughter politicians with our opposition at every turn!

Arizona;
http://tinyurl.com/dza7v5

Illinois;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/illinois-seeks-2-reinstate-horse-slaughter

Kansas
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/kansas-legislature-supports-horse-slaughter

Minnesota;
http://tinyurl.com/alv2tn

Missouri;
http://tinyurl.com/cjkwwy

Montana;
http://tinyurl.com/aomggs

North Dakota
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/north-dakota-to-get-horse-slaughter-plant

South Dakota
;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/sd-legislature-wants-horse-slaughter-plant

Tennessee;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tenn-rep-promoting-horse-slaughter

Utah;
http://tinyurl.com/bh3m5q

Wyoming;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/wyoming-wants-horse-slaughter


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