In a 4-9 vote, the Congressional Rules Committee killed an amendment brought by Congresswoman Dina Titus to stop the killing of wild horses and burros.
Nine Congresspeople blocked a discussion and vote…and instead set forth their approval of the slaughter of America’s healthy wild horses and burros in the House FY18 Appropriations Bill.
Very undemocratic, very underhanded.
Congresswoman Titus announced the amendment’s defeat on her Facebook page:
Below is the list of how the vote went. Remember those “Nays” in November 2018. Those are the people who see nothing wrong with sending America’s wild horses and burros to slaughter.
Stop the killing of wild horses and burros.
Speak up. Use your voice for the voiceless.
The only hope left for these animals is for the U.S. Senate to act to protect them by passing the Udall-Graham Amendment. Senators Tom Udall of New Mexico and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina will introduce this amendment during the mark-up session of the Interior Appropriations Bill which would prevent the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from going through with these murderous acts.
- Please call and fax the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that they vote for the Udall-Graham Amendment. Emails are not effective at all. Faxing and following up by calling them are the most effective ways to reach these members. Please see the full listing of the members below.
- Fax and call your own two U.S. Senators even if they are not on the Appropriations Committee and ask them to support the Udall-Graham Amendment. Tell them that you want America’s Wild Horses and Burros to be protected and preserved, not slaughtered, killed, “euthanized” or sold “without regulation or limitation” which means, slaughter! Also tell them that you oppose the return of horse slaughter to the United States and support a permanent ban on this horrendous practice.
(FYI – There are free online faxing services that you can use including Fax Zero and Got Free Fax.)
We know this is a lot to ask, especially during this time of national crisis. However, those who are committed to destroying America’s last remaining Wild Horses and Burros will stop at nothing until these animals are extinct. They do not care about anything except the greed that drives them. They want the horses gone and they want to be able to slaughter any wild or domestic equine at will despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter and support the preservation and protection of our Wild Horses and Burros.
Thank you for taking action. Stay tuned for new developments.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
(Please note that in the case of the amendment’s two sponsors, Tom Udall and Lindsay Graham, you do not have to ask them to vote for it, but instead thank them for introducing the amendment.)
PHONE & FAX NUMBERS
(CHAIR) Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 202-224-5054 202-224-9450
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) 202-224-5744 202-224-3416
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202-224-6665 202-224-5301
Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) 202-224-4843 202-228-1371
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841 202-228-3954
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) 202-224-4041 202-224-9750
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) 202-224-5042 202-228-3075
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 202-224-3041 202-228-0285
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HW) 202-224-3934 202-228-1153
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) 202-224-2152 202-228-0400
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) 202-224-6521 202-228-6966
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KS) 202-224-2541 202-224-2499
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) 202-224-4623 202-228-0447
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) 202-224-2523 202-224-2693
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) 202-224-4654 202-228-0629
* Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) 202-224-5721 202-224-8149
***(Big Horse Slaughter Supporter)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) 202-224-2644 202-224-8594
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) 202-224-2651 202-228-1236
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 202-224-2841 202-228-3194
**SEN. TOM UDALL (D-NM) 202-224-6621 202-228-3261
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) 202-224-2551 202-224-7999
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) 202-224-5754 202-228-1015
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) 202-224-3753 202-228-3997
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) 202-224-4642 202-224-4680
**SEN. LINDSAY GRAHAM (R-SC) 202-224-5972 202-224-3808
*Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202-224-4944 202-228-3398
***(Big Horse Slaughter Supporter.)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 202-224-0238 202-224-3479
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) 202-224-2621 202-224-0238
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 202-224-5653 202-224-9787
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 202-224-6472 202-224-7665
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) 202-224-3954 202-228-0002