Staying Informed on Equine Welfare Issues
By Janet Friedman

Know who and how to locate and contact your local and state legislators. Remember to be courteous when contacting our officials. Contact both your local assembly and senate representatives and the sponsors of the various bills often by multiple Congressional representatives who are out of your district. Don’t forget to contact the Governor and the President of the United States.

State & Local Government Links – http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/stategov.html
Locating your Congressional Leaders by State:http://www.house.gov/
Animal Law Coalition – http://animallawcoalition.com
Documentary on horse slaughter – http://www.savingamericashorses.org/home.html – Note Current bills regarding horse slaughter arePrevention of Equine Cruelty Act, H.R. 503/S.B. 727(House Bills noted by H.B. # and Senate by S.B. #.)
Committee on Natural Resources – http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/ Addresses the legislative issues affecting our national resources which include Bureau of Land Management (BLM) who manage the wild horses and burros.
The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971′ – http://www.wildhorsepreservation.com/resources/theact.pdf

If you don’t have a computer, public libraries are a good resource

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Legislative Update

American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act: H.R. 2966 / S. 1176
end the slaughter of American horses here and, most urgently, will stop these horses from being exported abroad for slaughter.
 

Horse Transportation Safety Act: S. 1281
prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate commerce in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. For more information click on the link below: