Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Not Vetoed
From Elizabeth Forel, of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages . . .
On Friday, April 3rd, Montana Governor Brain Schweitzer returned House Bill 418 to the legislature with suggestions for amendments. The danger is that the amendments will be made and the bill will be signed into law. PLEASE TAKE ACTION. We must keep the pressure on the governor to VETO this bill. Call the governor's office at (406) 444-3111 and ask him to veto it. Tell the governor's office that (live) horses are a symbol of the American West and Montana should not want to be known as the horse slaughter capitol of the country.
Please read this excellent and compelling letter by former Mayor Paula Bacon about the disastrous effects of having a slaughter facility in her hometown of Kaufman, Texas. The letter was written to the Montana legislature.