UPDATE: Congressional vote key in preventing horse slaughter

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is asking New Jersey’s horse community to encourage the state’s Congressional representatives to vote in favor of the SAFE ACT- 2018 Agricultural Appropriations Bill that would impose funding limitations to prevent horse slaughter in the U.S. and transporting horses to slaughter outside the U.S.

The organization, based in Madison, singled out Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) who has been positive on this issue in the past, but has not committed at this point on the bill, which is due for a vote July 12.

Saying his vote is critical to passing the bill, St. Hubert’s suggests that  “simply by placing a call to Rep. Frelinghuysen’s office, every horse owner, trainer, farm owner, anyone who can simply loves horses will hopefully sway our representative to vote yes in favor of funding limitations to prevent horse slaughter.”

His Washington office’s phone number is 202-225-5034, while the phone for his Morristown office is 973-984-0711. Here is a link to his website: https://frelinghuysen.house.gov/11th-district/ .

Those living outside the district, which includes parts of Morris, Passaic, Essex and Sussex counties, can contact their representatives as well.

Nationwide, the ASPCA is asking for everyone to contact their representatives as well. Read more about it here

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