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This was posted awhile back by The Horse Rescue Foundation, Inc. http://www.myspace.com/thehorsefoundation and many others. I'm reposting now closer to the date as a reminder. The horror is not ended, it's only not happening in the US but our horses are still being sent, more than ever, to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. As you can read below, the circumstances in Mexico are particularly horrible. We must finish this! We must get Congress to put a stop not only to slaughter in the US but transportation for slaughter to other countries!


We are spreading the word for the upcoming National Call-In Day to Protect Horses – and we need YOUR HELP! As you know, since the 7th Circuit Court shut down Cavel in Illinois just weeks ago, horses have been flooding over the boarders in record numbers & subjected to immense cruelty. The time is now for Congress to act--and only an act of Congress can halt this abhorrent practice.
The National Call-In day is Tuesday, October 16th! Everyone, please click on the link below where you can print out and distribute fliers: http://www.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/horse/Horse-Flier.pdf.
We are encouraging folks to ask for co-sponsorship of H.R. 503 & S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
Of course, if any one has any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks again for keeping these fires burning! PLEASE CROSS-POST & SEND BROADLY!
For the horses

Horse slaughters taking place on the border
Web Posted: 10/02/2007 03:20 AM CDT
Lisa Sandberg
Austin Bureau
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — The American mare swung her head frantically when the door shut to the kill box, trapping her inside. A worker jabbed her in the back with a small knife — seven, eight, nine times.
Eyes wild, she lowered her head and raised it as the blade punctured her body around the withers, again and again.
At the 10th jab, she fell to the floor of this Mexican slaughterhouse, bloodied and paralyzed, but not yet dead.
She would lay there a good two minutes before being hoisted from a chained rear leg so her throat could be slit and she could bleed to death.
Read the rest: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA093007.01A.horseslaughter.3496288.html