Letter from Willie Nelson in Support of Senate Bill to ban Horse Slaughter


(Willie at his Texas Ranch with horses he rescued)

This letter from Willie was posted on his website at www.willienelson.com and fan association site at www.clubluck.willienelson.com  yesterday:

Dear Friends,

Following passage in the House of Representatives, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is pending in the Senate.  As you know, the measure would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for the same purpose.  Efforts from concerned constituents like us have made all the difference in this fight – please continue to contact your Senators.We hope the bill will be voted on by the Senate when Congress reconvenes on December 5th, but there will be limited time available and only issues seen as essential are expected to be addressed.  We need to be sure Congress recognizes that this legislation is critical, as approximately 2,000 horses are being hauled to slaughter and brutally killed with every week this bill awaits action in the Senate.Please contact both of your Senators today, urging their co-sponsorship of S. 1915, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 503, and requesting a vote on the legislation when they return on December 5th, which is their last chance to vote.

Willie Nelson

To find your Senators, go to:  http://www.compassionindex.org/search.htm 

or call the Capitol Hill operator at (202) 224-3121 and request to be connected to their offices.

For more information on horse slaughter and how you can help make a difference for America’s horses, please visit: http://www.saplonline.org/horses.htm

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