The House of Representatives is tackling animal abuse through new legislation sponsored by Representative John Conyers. H.R. 6598 "Equine Prevention of Cruelty Act" will prevent horses from being shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter. The pro-slaughter lobby has been working the media for months with tales of horses starving because they couldn't be sent to the slaughterhouse. The media basically just prints the press releases without doing any research. Research would reveal that sadly horses have been starved by humans for years. This is not some new form of abuse and neglect. So expect the pro-slaughter forces to be all over the House of Representatives trying to stop passage of this needed legislation.
The Judiciary Committee hearing is July 31 at 9:30 am. Please contact your representative today and ask them to support H.R. 6598. To find your representative: http://www.house.gov/
For more information about HR 6598 visit: http://www.commonhorsesense.net/
Another piece of legislation, H.R.6597 "Animal Cruelty Statistics Act" would require the Department of Justice to collect and maintain animal cruelty statistics. The link between animal abuse and abuse of women and children is well established. This legislation would further research and knowledge of abusers.
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