Thursday, April 1, 2010

TN Horse Slaughter Bill attempts to pave the way for the construction of a horse slaughter house in the state.

horse to be slaughtered  After stalling in 2009, Tennessee state Rep. Frank S. Niceley's pro-horse slaughter bill, H.B. 1428 as amended, (S.B. 1898 in the Tennessee Senate) is on the calendar for the House Finance, Ways and Means Budget Subcommittee to be heard on April 7, 2010.
The bill as originally proposed had nothing to do with horse slaughter. Under an amendment H.B. 1428 would attempt to pave the way for the construction of a horse slaughter house in the state. 
In 2009 the House Agriculture Committee adopted the amendment to H.B. 1428.

Write and then call each committee member and urge them to vote NO on H.B. 1428.
Go here to find Tennessee legislators including your own if you live in the state and also write (faxes or letters are best) and then call and urge them to vote to H.B. 1428/S.B. 1898.
Email Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and tell him you oppose horse slaughter and H.B. 1428/S.B. 1898. Send him a link to this article.

Don't let this bill pass. Even if commercial horse slaughter was legal in the U.S., which it is not, horse slaughter houses don't bring revenue or jobs to states or communities. Instead, they bring horrific odors of dying and dead horses, blood literally running down the streets and clogging drains, illegally dumped or discharged waste, burdens on wastewater treatment and sewage systems, financial loss, and terrible animal cruelty.


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