To All Horsemen
Help End the Slaughter of America's Horses
Support Senate Bill 1915
To My Fellow Horsemen,
This is a notice to ask you, no to beg you to please help
me in the fight to end the slaughter in the United States. Most of us in
the industry are aware of what happened to Kentucky Derby winner
Ferdinand. After the shocking discovery of his fate at a Japanese
Slaughter House.Many people assumed that similar atrocities do not happen
in the United States.
But they do.
Horse-slaughter is alive and well
in the United States and it must be stopped. Horses are being slaughtered
by the thousands for human consumption in Europe. For those of you who
have not been exposed to the horrific cruelties that befall horses at
slaughter, please take a moment out of your busy schedule to watch this
very graphic 8 minute video. Again I warn you this video is very graphic
and more than just a little Disturbing
to View or if you're a Mac user please go here to download Quick Time which should allow you to view this video. The URL for the video I'm showing you here is courtesy of: www.sharkonline.org located at: s147271628.onlinehome.us/HorseSlaughter.wmv. And this video Blood and Country which I found at netposse.com/slaughter/slaughterinfo.htm. These
video's factually and accurately depict these deplorable acts that are going on here in the U.S.. So shocked was I, to
learn there are 3 such slaughter-houses still opened for business, and operating here in the U.S. Two of which are in
Texas, the other in Illinois.
I'm presently living in Texas myself, and find this particularly offensive, as should everyone in this
state and in the state of Illinois, and every other state in the United States. We cannot turn a blind eye as to what has been going on. We cannot
knowingly allow, or participate in the act of horse slaughter.
Before I'd watched these videos, and the many others since, I'd heard about
horse slaughter, but was happily ignorant to what the word "slaughter" actually meant to the horse.
Now that I have seen it for myself, I realize I can no longer remain on the sidelines, or claim ignorance, or disassociate
myself with these inhumane acts of such monumental cruelty being committed every working day!!
I am a horseman myself, and as such I feel a great deal of responsibility to the
racing industry and to the horses, that have been so good to me
and that I have depended on, to provide me with my chosen
career. As you all know without the horse, this industry and many others
would cease to exist for my livelihood and the livelihood
of many others.
I ask you, no beg you, to please get involved
with me, in putting a stop to these abuses, no matter what it may take, or
at the very least, pick up a phone and place a call or send a fax
to your Senator today! See numbers below of the Big Seven to Contact!
Lately I've come to feel so ashamed of what it is
to be a human being, a species so arrogant, as to calling
ourselves the most intelligent of species on the planet. How arrogant I
find these words to be after what I've recently learned is going
on. I find it offensive to me as a person and as a horse-lover. These
acts against our loyal creature, the horses, well these acts are
very nearly unspeakable.
Country Music star Willie Nelson had this to say in his Article at CNN and I send my thanks out to him and to CNN for bringing this issue out into the public eye!!\
Thank You For Your Kind
Laura J. Hearn
What Can You Do To Help?
Be A Voice on Behalf of the American
Act Today by Making a Phone
Call or Sending a Fax, or an e-Mail !!
Ask them to please be a co-sponsor
S.1915, the Virgie S. Arden American Horse Slaughter
Or....you can use this Letter to Send Your Senator