As a result of a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) held last December, a plan was formulated by certain politicians to push their pro-slaughter agenda on a state-by-state basis across the land, working through their own state legislatures. Due to the plan of the NCSL, several state legislators are introducing bills in their own home states to support horse-slaughter and the re-opening of the plants in the USA.
As a result of the NCSLs diabolical plan, a Tenn. Rep. wants to make it easier to sell horse meat in the great state of Tennessee.
Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains, has moved to relax the rules for selling horse meat in Tennessee, contending that some animals are now being hauled to Mexico under inhumane conditions for slaughter.
Current law requires that horse meat be packaged and labeled prior to sale and, combined with federal laws, effectively bans the sale of horse meat, he said. His bill (HB1361) eliminates the packaging and labeling requirements.
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Polls taken over the years consistantly show that 70% or more Americans oppose horse-slaughter and find the thought of eating horse-flesh reprehensible, much the same as the thought of eating our cats or dogs.
Tennesse Residents, please, if you are against horse slaughter and DO NOT want to see horse-slaughter legalized in your state or horse-meat sold in your markets, please contact your state legislators and let them know you VOTE and are opposed to horse-slaughter and say "NO" to Niceleys HB1361 bill.
Here is a link where you can contact your Tennessee Reps;
;http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTE
: Below is a petition to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) and a list of the states that are also working through them in conjunction with eachother to bring equine slaughter back in the United States and to put horsemeat on YOUR grocery-market shelves and eventually on your
table!~ If you live in one of the states below, we strongly urge
you to contact your state legislatures to let them know you vote and OPPOSE horse slaughter.
NCSL Petition; http://tinyurl.com/c6pa2dArizona;
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