Monday, December 1, 2008

Senator Mary Landrieu against Horse Slaughter

04/11/2008 WASHINGTON -- For the second time in five months, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) yesterday sent incorrect information to its Louisiana members opposing legislation to protect horses from inhumane methods of transport and slaughter. The association claimed in an email that United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., is planning on adding her legislation, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, S. 311, to the upcoming Emergency Supplemental spending bill.
"There has been no action and no request to add this legislation to the Supplemental. That legislation will host a number of vital Louisiana priorities," Sen. Landrieu said. "I will continue my push to end the inhumane slaughter of horses at the appropriate time in the Senate.

01/17/2006 WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today introduced bipartisan legislation that will ban horse slaughter in the United States for human consumption. The "Virgie S. Arden American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act," S. 311, would amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the "shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of any horse or other equine to be slaughtered for human consumption."
"The slaughter of horses is both cruel and inhumane, and it is our responsibility to ensure that it no longer occurs," Sen. Landrieu said. "I was proud to cosponsor legislation to ban horse slaughter in the 109th Congress and I am proud to be the lead sponsor of the legislation in the 110th."

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