Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When Congress Forgets...

When Congress Forgets...

As we enter the second session of the 110th Congress, we still have to pass HR 503 and S. 311. There has been little movement on either bill.

It is important to note that any American can contact any member of a committee. The list of Committee members for S.311 whom have not yet cosponsored the legislation can be found can be found here. Please call these members and do not let the aides tell you that because you are not a constituent they do not have to talk to you. They do, and you must get their name, and make sure they take your information including your full name and address and telephone number. Request a letter from the Senator to confirm that your call has been logged and the information delivered to the Senator.

There is a podcast attached to this blog and you can listen to it by clicking on the link at the top of the page, or you can click here. This is an .mp3 file and will play on any player. Some players download the data from the server before the podcast will start to play. You may have to wait for the full download and press the 'play' button on your media player.

I thank Dr. Lester Friedlander, DVM and former Chief USDA inspector for his eye witness reports regarding the amount of time it takes horses and all animals struck by the captive bolt to regain full consciousness. Former AVMA President, Dr. Bonnie V. Beaver's testimony before two House subcommittees in July of 2006 can be found here.

Copyright January 23, 2008
Ellen-Cathryn Nash
Manes & Tails Organization


M said...

Thanks Elle!


Kathryn said...

Great job, but all the more tragic that nothing's effective in ensuring horse welfare. Horses will always need humans to be their guardian angels ... to protect horses from human devils! At least they have an angel in you, Elle!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this informative pod cast. I heard the statements from Bonnie Beaver when they had the Ag Committee hearings and from the slaughter house people too. I was totally unaware of the laws on the books already until now. Thank you for this information. I wish I had known it before. I'm sure that there was alot of research put into this and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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claire dorotik said...

Fantastic article, and great work!

Claire Dorotik M.A., author, ON THA BACK OF A HORSE: Harnessing the Haling Power of the Human-Equine Bond