National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)
Ag & Energy Committte "Officially"supports horse slaughter
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) this
weekend adopted a policy that urges Congress to oppose
legislation that would restrict the market, transport, processing,
or export of horses, to recognize the need for humane horse
processing facilities in the U.S. and not to interfere with state
efforts to establish facilities in the United States.
The passage of the policy provides the authority for NCSL
staff in Washington, D.C., to lobby on Capitol Hill as it effectively establishes the position of the states. NCSL is a bipartisan
organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nations
50 states, its commonwealths and territories.
The Horse Industry "Pro-slaughter" Policy received overwhelming
majority support at the NCSL annual fall forum in Atlanta, Ga.,
Dec. 11-13. The policy was co-sponsored by Representative Sue Wallis of Wyoming
, and Representative Dave Sigdestad
of South Dakota.
Wallis, who is a vice chair of the agriculture and energy standing committee at NCSL, said, "We have received an absolute flood of
support from literally every crook and cranny of this nation, and from
all walks of life. We had letters of support from Horse Councils
nationwide, we heard from horse owners, horse rescue and recovery organizations that are over-whelmed and without options, breed registries, professional rodeo cowboys, horse owners and many,
many people who are sincerely concerned about the fate of horses
and the equine industry."
Signers, we cannot let the NCSL progress any further on this, their
pro-horse slaughter agenda and their state-by-state campaigns.
Already there are SEVERAL state legislatures calling for the legalization
of horse slaughter in their own states, through their state legislative processes, all due to the NCSL pro-horse slaughter agenda.
Please see & sign the petitions in the links below addressed to the individual states; Arizona;
We must let the NCSL know that the MAJORITY of Americans DO
NOT want horse-slaughter and we will fight them at every front.
Here is a list of the members of the NCSL Agriculture & Energy
Committee. Please contact the ones in your state to let them know
you vote and OPPOSE horse slaughter;NCSL Ag & Energy Committee
Senator Harris B. McDowell III, DelawareChair:
Senator Stephen R. Morris, KansasVice Chair:
Senator Brian Bingman, OklahomaVice Chair:
Representative John A. Heaton, New MexicoVice Chair:
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, MississippiVice Chair:
Representative Thomas E. Jackson, AlabamaVice Chair:
Representative Sue Wallis, WyomingImmediate Past Chair:
Senator Beverly Gard, IndianaStaff Chair:
Lowell Atchley, KentuckyStaff Chair:
James Fry, South DakotaStaff Vice Chair:
Josh Applebee, AlaskaStaff Vice Chair:
Ronald C. Brach, New YorkStaff Vice Chair:
Franklin Munyan, VirginiaStaff Vice Chair:
Lucretia Shaw Collins, FloridaStaff Vice Chair:
Matt Taylor, GeorgiaImmediate Past Staff Chair:
Scott Young, Nevada
NCSL CONTACTS: Glen Andersen (Denver) Kate Marks (Denver) Lee Posey (DC) Tamra Spielvogel (DC)
Here is a link to the NCSL website, where you can contact
the Ag & Energy Committee Members from there; The National Council of State Legislators;
Together, WE CAN make a difference!
Friends of Equines Society FOES of Equine Slaughter
http://www.freewebs.com/friendsofequines"Because We Care"