Published February 14, 2012 by delia1979

hand4paws

#Urgent Posting from the Animal Welfare Institute!

House to Consider Ban on Hauling Horses in Double-Deck Trailers

Calls Urgently Needed to Oppose Gardner Amendment

Dear Humanitarian:

At long last, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to consider a ban on the use of trailers with more than one level for hauling horses. This week, the House is expected to take up consideration of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, H.R. 7. At present, language explicitly banning ALL hauling of horses on double-deck trailers is included in the bill – a safe and sound measure. However, opponents are trying to undermine this modest yet important legislation. Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) has offered an amendment to strip the double-deck trailer ban from the bill and allow this inhumane practice to continue.

Support for banning the use of double-deck trailers is strong, and includes the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Black…

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