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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 20:16:44 -0000
From: "Equine Protection Network, Inc" <epnlistmail@epix.net>
Subject: President due to sign Appro. Bill on Dec. 6th



ACT NOW TO PROTECT OUR HOMELAND SECURITY AND STOP THE MASS
DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN HERITAGE AND CULTURE!

The omnibus Appropriations Bill, which was loaded with more than a
few nasty surprises and shot gunned through Congress before
legislators or staffers had a chance to read (purportedly more than a
1,000 pages), contains a rider that will eviscerate the intent of the
l971 Wild Horse Annie Act and 'legalize and advocate' the slaughter
of America's wild horses. We need to respectfully request a line item
veto removing the wild horse rider. The vast majority (88%) of 'the
American people' do not want our wild or domesticated horses
slaughtered to fill a foreign gourmet meat demand in France, Japan
and Belgium.


It is unDemocratic for Congress or the President to eviscerate and
compromise a long-standing federal law, sentimental with the American
people, without congressional consideration or hearings.

The Appropriations Bill is expected to be signed on December 6th.
Please ask that the wild horse rider be removed from the Bill.

Contact the President by e-mail at: president@whitehouse.gov
Contact the Vice President by e-mail at: vicepresident@whitehouse.gov
and your Congressional Representatives.

We have been told that a phone call to (202)456-1111 (White House)
may be the best way to communicate and be heard. The fax number is
(202)456-2461 for those of you that wish to send a fax.

Also call and e-mail your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator and
respectfully request that they ask for the wild horse rider to be
removed from the Appropriations Bill.


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1. The rider amends the Act to take out the provision: "after title
transfer no wild horse may be sold for processing into commercial
products."

2. The rider amends the criminal provisions of the Act which makes it
a crime to process or permit to be processed into commercial products
the remains of a wild horse or burro, to exempt horses bought
pursuant to the new "horse sale" program.

3. The rider adds a new subsection to the Act, creating a "horse
sale" requirement that mandates that BLM sell "at local sale yards or
other convenient livestock selling facilities" all wild
horses, "without limitation" -- ie, no adoption program, etc . . . --
that are either over 10 years old, or who have been put up for
adoption 3 times. BLM is required to continue to sell these horses
until all "excess animals" are sold, or it attains AML in all wild
horse areas.

Cathleen Doyle, founder
California Equine Council
Save the Horses
HoofPAC


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