Moran Amendment to Ban Horse Slaughter Passes Appropriations Committee

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Jun 19, 2012

Washington, DC – An amendment introduced today by Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, to eliminate federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaughter facilities passed the full Appropriations Committee. The amendment, adopted in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill, would effectively prohibit the practice of horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S. The bill now heads to the floor for a vote by the full House.

“When more than 80 percent of the American population opposes this practice, it is high time we put an end, once and for all, to industrial horse slaughter,” said Rep. Moran. “Horses hold an important place in our nation’s history and culture, treasured by all for their beauty and majesty. They deserve to be cared for, not killed for foreign consumption.”

During debate, Moran noted that the Appropriations Committee cut back funding for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) meat facility inspections by $9 million below Fiscal Year 2012. He argued against expanding FSIS responsibilities to inspect meat shipped to foreign countries that would come at the expense of funding for inspections of chicken, pork and beef consumed by U.S. citizens.

U.S. horse meat may also contain chemicals harmful to humans if ingested. Unlike farm animals raised for their meat, horses are routinely given powerful medications, including the anti-inflammatory pain killing drug phenylbutazone.

“Adding millions of dollars to the federal budget to inspect foreign-owned horse slaughter plants would be a step backwards for America’s iconic horses and a waste of tax dollars,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “We are grateful to Congressman Jim Moran for leading the charge to restore this critical horse protection provision, and to the House Appropriations Committee for reining in this multi-million-dollar subsidy that could pave the way for the needless killing of American horses for foreign gourmands.”

Moran introduced similar language during debate over the fiscal year 2012 Agricultural Appropriations Bill. Though adopted in the House, the language was removed during conference committee in November. Moran’s amendment today would reinstate the five-year ban on horse slaughter from 2006-2011.

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Cross-posted from The Persian Horse

Per the ALERT issued on June 8, Representative James Moran of Virginia, is planning to Submit an Amendment to Prohibit USDA Inspections at Horse Slaughter Houses, to the Full House Committee on Appropriations, within the next TEN DAYS.

James Moran has asked that we Support his efforts to stop Horse Slaughter in the United States by contacting the FULL House Committee on Appropriations.

The message James Moran would like to be sent to each member of the Committee is:  “SUPPORT THE MORAN AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT USDA INSPECTIONS AT HORSE SLAUGHTER FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES”.

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Below is full contact information for the Members of the FULL U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, to whom James Moran is going to present his NEW AMENDMENT to PROHIBIT USDA INSPECTIONS AT HORSE SLAUGHTER PLANTS IN THE U.S.

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House of Representative Appropriation Committee 2012

The Honorable Hal Rogers, United States House of Representatives

2406 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1705

DC Phone:202-225-4601, DC Fax:202-225-0940

Contact Form:  https://halrogersforms.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

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C.W. Bill Young, Florida

2407 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0910

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Jerry Lewis, California

2112 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0541

DC Phone:202-225-5861, DC Fax:202-225-6498

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Frank R. Wolf, Virginia

241 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-4610

DC Phone:202-225-5136,   DC Fax:202-225-0437

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Jack Kingston, Georgia

2372 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1001

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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey

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Tom Latham, Iowa

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Washington, D.C. 20515-1504

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Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama

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Jo Ann Emerson, Missouri

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Washington, D.C. 20515-2508

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Kay Granger, Texas

320 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-4312

DC Phone:202-225-5071, DC Fax:202-225-5683

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Michael K. Simpson, Idaho

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Washington, D.C. 20515-1202

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John Abney Culberson, Texas

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Washington, D.C. 20515-4307

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Ander Crenshaw, Florida

440 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0904

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Denny Rehberg, Montana

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John R. Carter, Texas

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Rodney Alexander, Louisiana

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Ken Calvert, California

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Jo Bonner, Alabama

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Steven C. LaTourette, Ohio

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Tom Cole, Oklahoma

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Washington, D.C. 20515-3604

DC Phone:202-225-6165, DC Fax:202-225-3512

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Jeff Flake, Arizona

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DC Phone:202-225-2635, DC Fax:202-226-4386

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Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida

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Washington, D.C. 20515-0921

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Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania

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Steve Austria, Ohio

439 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-3507

DC Phone:202-225-4324, DC Fax:202-225-1984

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Cynthia M. Lummis, Wyoming

113 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-5001

DC Phone:202-225-2311, DC Fax:202-225-3057

Contact Form:  http://lummis.house.gov/Contact/

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Tom Graves, Georgia

1113 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1009

DC Phone:202-225-5211, DC Fax:202-225-8272

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Kevin Yoder, Kansas

214 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1603

DC Phone:202-225-2865, DC Fax:202-225-2807

Contact Form:  https://yoderforms.house.gov/email-me

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Steve Womack, Arkansas

1508 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0403

DC Phone:202-225-4301, DC Fax:202-225-5713

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Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi

1432 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-2401

DC Phone:202-225-4306, DC Fax:202-225-3549

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Norman D. Dicks, Washington

2467 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-4706

DC Phone:202-225-5916, DC Fax:253-593-6551

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Marcy Kaptur, Ohio

86 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-3509

DC Phone:202-225-4146,  DC Fax:202-225-7711

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Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana

2256 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1401

DC Phone:202-225-2461, DC Fax: . 219-795-1850

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Nita M. Lowey, New York

2365 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-3218

DC Phone:202-225-6506, DC Fax:202-225-0546

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José E. Serrano, New York

2227 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-3216

DC Phone:202-225-4361, DC Fax:202-225-6001

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Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut

2413 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0703

DC Phone:202-225-3661, DC Fax:202-225-4890

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James P. Moran, Virginia

2239 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-4608

DC Phone:202-225-4376, DC Fax:202-225-0017

Contact Form:  https://moran.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

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John W. Olver, Massachusetts

1111 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-2101

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Ed Pastor, Arizona

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David E. Price, North Carolina

2162 Rayburn House Office Building

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Maurice D. Hinchey, New York

2431 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-3222

DC Phone:202-225-6335, DC Fax:202-226-0774

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Lucille Roybal-Allard, California

2330 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0534

DC Phone:202-225-1766, DC Fax:202-226-0350

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Sam Farr, California

126 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0517

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Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., Illinois

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Washington, D.C. 20515-1302

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Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania

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Washington, D.C. 20515-3802

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Steven R. Rothman, New Jersey

2303 Rayburn House Office Building

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Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., Georgia

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Barbara Lee, California

2267 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0509

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Adam B. Schiff, California

2411 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0529

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Michael M. Honda, California

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Washington, D.C. 20515-0515

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Betty McCollum, Minnesota

1714 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-2304

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Link to the original Persian Horse story: http://thepersianhorse.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/support-the-moran-amendment-to-prohibit-usda-inspections-at-horse-slaughter-facilities-in-the-united-states/