California Residents: Protect Horses and Burros from Slaughter!
California’s Proposition 6 outlawed the transportation of California horses to other states and countries for slaughter. However, through loopholes, non-compliance, and poor oversight, the state’s wild and domestic horses and burros continue to be sold to slaughter where they meet terrifying and horrific deaths.
To strengthen California’s anti-horse slaughter law, Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced Assembly Bill 128. One of the significant provisions in the bill prohibits the sale of an equine below the current slaughter price of the animal. This crucial provision would completely stop “kill buyers” from purchasing and mercilessly slaughtering innocent animals to turn a profit. Wild horses and burros desperately need YOU to speak up for them today!
What YOU Can Do:
AB 128 was heard by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on April 9, and passed by a vote of 10-1. Now, we must urge the entire California Assembly to vote “Yes” on AB 128 to protect horses and burros from slaughter! You can help by contacting your one assemblymember today!
1. Make a call. find your one California state representative by clicking on the link below, entering your zip code, then clicking on the California tab.
State your name, your town or city, and telephone number. Be courteous. You may wish to say:
Californians have demonstrated time and again that the vast majority of us are opposed to equine slaughter. In the spirit of the bipartisanship Californians demand, I urge you to do everything in your power to make sure the full Assembly passes AB 128. California’s equines urgently need the extra protection afforded to them in this bill.
2. Please submit our letter (with your personal touch), by filling out the form on this page, which will be immediately delivered to your California state representative.