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Donít Horse Around


Dear Ms. Merrill,

Thank you for your story, "Reining In On Horse Slaughter" in last week's issue.

Many people were unaware and shocked as I had previously been to learn of the devastating situation for tens of thousands of American horses annually at bloodied foreign hands and the urgent need to pass H.R 503 on September 7. As earlier Congressional findings revealed, slaughter should not be an option for animals that "have played a vital role in the collective experience of the United States and deserve protection and compassion."

For those who want to show their support, a National Call-In Day is planned for September 6. Please call the Capitol switchboard in Washington, D.C. at (202) 224-3121. Ask for your representative's office and their continued co-sponsorship of The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503). More information can be found at Rallyforhorses.com. or HSUS.org.

Thanks, Kitty. May the horse be with you.

Editor's Note: The letter writer is referring to Kitty Merrill, The Independent's news editor.

MEG BUNCE
September 05, 2006

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