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Dear Front Range Equine Rescue Supporter,

 
  Horses are raised to be companion animals. NOT food. Because of this, they are pumped with medicines (such as Boldenone Undecylenate, Detomidine Hydrochloride, and Pyrantel Pamoate) that are hazardous to humans, and even banned by the FDA.
   
 
  This is how horses often looked when arriving at U.S. slaughter plants when they operated.

Because you are part of the Front Range team, I wanted you to be among the first to know that, through its OWN investigation, Front Range Equine Rescue has discovered that Valley Meats Co. in Roswell, NM has applied for inspection of horses to be "custom slaughtered" and "processed" for human consumption.

According to the facts uncovered, the facility has been involved in extended discussions with the Denver office of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The FSIS inspects animals and meat in U.S. slaughterhouses under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Like you, we believe it's completely negligent and reprehensible for Congress to allow innocent, unsuspecting consumers to purchase, and serve, meat that is hazardous to their health.

To allow horse slaughter plants to open their doors and send toxic horse meat overseas or in America, is to say that money is valued more than the lives of the men, women, and CHILDREN who will eat it. And we need YOUR help to tell Congress enough is enough!

That's why Front Range Equine Rescue and the Humane Society have teamed up and submitted a second petition for rulemaking against slaughter. Together, we have launched step 2 of our multi-step expanded attack on horse slaughter.

At the bottom of this email, I have attached a copy of the press release that was just released THIS MORNING, so that you can see our work first hand.

But the fact still remains that these resources come at a price. And to win this war, we need your immediate support.

Unfortunately, because of the nature of this legal battle, when the money runs out, so does our momentum. That's why we need you to help us keep up the steam by making a donation today!

To date, we've spent $50,000 just to file this second petition. And our extensive plan is still in its infancy.

Front Range is the ONLY horse rescue who has taken the issue of horse slaughter to this level, using such a cutting-edge strategy to stop slaughter plants from opening up in the U.S. and ending slaughter across our borders.

As it is for most horse rescues, taking horses off the slaughter lot is an important part of our efforts, yes. But If we're ever going to truly save the horses, we need to attack the source of their endangerment. We need to repeal the recent legislation allowing the inspection of horse slaughter plants using YOUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS.

Here at Front Range, we can do the heavy lifting, but we need your financial support to ensure our message gets heard far and wide.

Please join us in TAKING ACTION by clicking HERE to help Front Range Equine Rescue's legal initiatives against horse slaughter. We couldn't do it without you.

Let us make 2012 the last year an American horse is ever again slaughtered.

Hilary Wood Sig
Hilary T. Wood
President/Founder

P.S. We have no time to waste. Slaughter plants like this could be in the process of opening AS WE SPEAK! And our legal initiative has already cost us over $50,000. If we ever want to put an end to horse slaughter, we're going to have to be prepared financially for the days ahead. Click HERE to send a donation.

 


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Humane Groups Petition USDA to Block Companion, Working and Show Horses from Being Slaughtered for Human Consumption

Meat From Horses Not Raised For Food Presents Public Health Hazard

April 10, 2012 (Larkspur, Colorado) -- Through its own investigation, Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) has discovered that Valley Meats Co., 3845 Cedarvale Rd., in Roswell, NM, has applied for inspection of horses to be "custom slaughtered" and "processed" for human consumption. According to the facts uncovered, the facility has been involved in extended discussions with the Denver office of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The FSIS inspects animals and meat in American slaughterhouses under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Horse slaughter for food is a national disgrace, given the iconic nature of American horses and the especially brutal methods used to kill them. FRER has mounted an extensive legal battle to keep American horses from being slaughtered for food, in or out of the country, in light of last November's Congressional appropriation of funding for horse meat inspections. In the last three weeks, along with the Humane Society of the United States, FRER has filed two Petitions for Rulemaking [http://frontrangeequinerescue.org/front-range-equine-rescue-horse-slaughter.php], asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the FSIS to enact rules and regulations which would prevent American horses from being slaughtered. The Petitions have gotten significant attention, and FRER intends to continue to amplify its legal strategy for as long as it takes to eliminate the possibility of horse slaughter in America.

If it is allowed to open, the Roswell plant would be the first U.S. horse slaughterhouse opened since horse slaughter in the U.S. ended five years ago. A recent poll shows at least 80% of Americans oppose horse slaughter. Valley Meats and any other horse slaughterhouses must be stopped, and the USDA and FDA must see the danger and illegality of producing horse meat from American horses. FRER calls on all concerned citizens and groups, in and out of New Mexico, to support its efforts by contacting state, local and federal officials and voicing your strong objection to the resumption of this horrific practice in America. For more information on how to help, contact info@frontrangeequinerescue.com.


The facts are simple. Horse slaughter is inhumane, the meat is unsafe, and because of this, slaughter should be flat out illegal. STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER TODAY by supporting this legal petition and other Front Range Equine Rescue initiatives that protect innocent horses.