We need to pressure our representatives in the House to get on board and defund USDA inspections of horse slaughter facilities. Stop horse slaughter from happening the United States! Use this link: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ to find and contact your House of Representatives members. Let them know how you will vote if they allow horse slaughter facilities in the United States to open! ~ HfH
From: Blood Horse
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would block the funding for federal inspectors at horse slaughter facilities. If the bill becomes law, it would effectively prohibit horse slaughter facilities from operating in the United States.
According to an advisory from the American Horse Council, the bill provides funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) offered an amendment to prohibit the funding for USDA inspections at U.S. horse slaughter facilities. A similar amendment was offered by U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) when the House Appropriation Committee marked-up its version of the bill July 8. Farr’s amendment, however, was defeated in a 24-24 vote, according to the AHC.
Because the amendment is not in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, its inclusion in any final bill that is eventually passed will be determined during a Conference Committee that will reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill, the AHC reported.