Rick De los Santos says he is tired of sitting in southern New Mexico and watching countless truckloads of horses en route to Mexico for slaughter. "We've upgraded our knocking chutes for giving them that lethal hit."
He says he can't understand why everyone is so upset. Americans kill cows; why not horses? "My wife says horse is on the menu all over Europe, but the moment you mention horse slaughter in the U.S., you've got a problem," he says.
Yes, Rick, you have a problem. No way are we going to sit around idle while you push to get approval to start killing horses.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION!
Contact your senators and urge them to pass S 1176 and your representatives to pass HR 2966. Also contact New Mexico government officials.
WHO TO CONTACT:
-Find your local senator: http://tinyurl.com/ck7be
-Find your local representative: http://tinyurl.com/3dqxrqm
-Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico: http://tinyurl.com/cm4s3bj
-Bingaman, Jeff - (D - NM)
703 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: www.bingaman.senate.gov/contact/
-Udall, Tom - (D - NM)
110 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact