Governor Blagojevich is 100% for banning the slaughter of horses in his state.
Next stop: Washington.
From: Chris Heyde [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 4:24 PM
To: Chris Heyde
Subject: Illinois State Senate Votes to Ban Horse Slaughter in Illinois
The Illinois State Senate just passed HB 1711 (39-16-2), a bill to ban horse slaughter in the State of Illinois. This bill overwhelmingly passed the Illinois House earlier this month.
The bill now goes to Governor Rod Blagojevich for his signature. The Governor has committed his support to SAPL and has stated he will sign the bill immediately. Once the Governor signs the bill it goes into effect immediately.
Thanks to everyone for your help and support! Now we must pass the federal American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503/S. 311) to ensure our horses aren't sent to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.
Christopher J. Heyde
Deputy Legislative Director
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
(A Division of the Animal Welfare Institute)
PO Box 3719 ~ Washington, DC 20027
T: (703) 836-4300 ~ F: (703) 997-1134
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