War Horse "Joeys" have existed, and still exist, with a variety of names—from Secretariat to Sea Biscuit, from Casper, Magic, and Remmer, to Silver, Trigger, and Mr. Ed. Imagining that any of these horses, including mine, could somehow get displaced from their owner, change hands, and end up in the kill chutes is not just upsetting, it's horrifying. Why Gay Rights Make Me Proud (Even Though I'm Straight)
Thousands of Americans have already signed a petition calling on the President to sign the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011. If you want to see horses protected, you can sign a petition here. You can call your Congressman or Congresswoman today and ask for their support on the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011. Ask your Representatives to Co-Sponsor House Bill HR 2966 and your Senators to Co-Sponsor Senate bill no. S.1176. Their phone numbers can be found right here.
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Horses have pulled our plows, provided transportation, fought for us, and died for us. If you're still not sure that horses have earned the right to a humane and compassionate ending to their lives, please go and see War Horse. Would we slaughter our seeing-eye dogs or police dogs? By the way, horses work for the Sheriff's Department and Search and Rescue, too. When does enough get to be enough?
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