Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shelley Abrams of Americans Against Horse Slaughter spent some time with Congressman John Conyers, the sponsor of HR 503 when he was in Philadelphia on Friday night.

Congressman Conyers assured Shelley that, although there are many issues facing our country right now, he remains committed to passing this legislation and ending the slaughter of our horses. Conyers went on to say that while he can't accept any kind of animal cruelty, "horses are special" and they need our help.

Congressman Conyers also said to convey his appreciation to members of AAHS and to all other groups and individuals who are working tirelessly to make this happen.

Although getting HR503 is the end game, right now we have a time sensitive URGENT IL ALERT that demands a united effort. Please click on the following thread for details and once again, lend your voice to win this battle. URGENT IL ALERT!

The strategy for getting the federal bill passed is to gain co-sponsors for HR 503, the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009. Please call upon your own Representatives if they have not yet co-sponsored HR 503. To find the current co-sponsors go to: (Currently total is 103!)
After you have called your own representative, please help us focus on the following list of those who cosponsored the bill last year. Please check back to this post daily. We will be removing names as they sign on to co-sponsor so this thread should be current every day.

Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 9/25/2008 Phone: 202-225-3665 Fax: 202-225-1891
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-0123 Fax: 202-225-2256
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 9/16/2008 Phone: 202-225-4535 Fax: 202-225-4403
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-5006 Fax:.202-225-5641
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-2135 Fax: 202-225-3084
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 9/9/2008 Phone: 202-225-4755 Fax: 202-225-4886
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 7/31/2008 Phone :202-225-2464 Fax: 202-225-5513
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 9/25/2008 Phone: 202-225-2861 Fax: 202-225-6791
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 11/19/2008 Phone: 202.225.4001 Fax: 202-225-5392
Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 7/31/2008 Phone: 202-225-2542 Fax: 202-225-0378
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 12/9/2008 Phone: 202-225-8220 Fax: 202-226-7290
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 9/9/2008 Phone: 202-225-8885 Fax: 202-226-1477 Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 9/10/2008: 202-225-1605 Fax: 202-226-0691
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 9/15/2008 Phone: 202-225-8273 Fax: 202-225-3984
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 9/10/2008 Phone: 202-225-6631 Fax: 202-225-1968
Rep Mollohan, Alan B. [WV-1] - 9/15/2008 Phone: 202-225-4172 Fax: 202-225-7564
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 9/25/2008 Phone: 202-225-8050 Fax: 202-225-3002
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 9/26/2008 Phone: 202-225-4671 Fax: 202-225-9665
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 9/22/2008 Phone: 202-225-5751 Fax: 202-225-5782
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 10/3/2008 Phone: 202-225-1766 Fax: 202-226-0350 Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-3164 Fax: 202-225-1992
Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] - 9/22/2008 Phone: 202-225-5464 Fax: 202-225-5467
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-5065 Fax: 202-226-3805
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 9/16/2008 Phone: 202-225-8020 Fax: 202-225-5915
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-5936 Fax: 202-225-1018
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 9/8/2008 Phone: 202-225-3411 Fax: 202-226-0771
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 9/24/2008 Phone: 202-225-4115 Fax: 202-225-5974
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 9/25/2008Phone: 202-225-2452 Fax: 202-225-2455
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 9/25/2008 Phone: 202-225-4261 Fax: 202-225-4382

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - You can use this toll-free number 800-828-0498 and ask for a legislator by name (or ask for extension, last 5 numbers of legislator's office phone)
This list will be friends of the anti slaughter legislation so they should be the easiest to approach without going into a lot of detail. We will be editing this list daily as people sign please check this post each day. And we will start a new thread with current lists each week. Please Note: We have started a separate thread titled “State Action Needed”. Several States have introduced their own legislation to allow horse slaughter. These states need our help. to keep this from happening.
Please pass the word!!
Remember, WE ARE BARBARO’S VOICE.....Let it be heard.

Shelley and Deb Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Edited 3/8/2009 6:49 pm ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)

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