Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Horses, Wolves & Polar Bears...

There is legislation pending in Washington, DC that would protect American horses from being shipped into Canada and Mexico, under horrendous conditions, and then being cruelly slaughtered for a foreign market. These beautiful animals, so much a part of American history, can only be helped if enough people write, call, or e-mail their senators and congressmen as soon as possible, requesting passage and enactment of S. 311 (Senate) and H.R. 503 (House), the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. For complete information, contact Front Range Equine Rescue at info@frontrangeequinerescue.org; visit http://www.frontrangeequinerescue.org/. Get names and addresses of senators and congressmen at http://www.senate.gov/ and http://www.house.gov/.

Unfortunately, the powers that be recently removed U.S. wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. This is bound to result in resumption of the large scale and inhumane killing of wolves that stained so much of our country's domestic history. When I have legislative word on what can be done to undo this blunder, I'll report it on my blog.

Similarly -- polar bears are in trouble. Unless they are recognized as the important part of our ecosystem that they truly are, rather than as disposable impediments to North Pole industry, our world will soon have no more polar bears. We can't let that happen.

No comments: