Save the Horses
1998 California Initiative to Ban Horse Slaughter
Cathleen Doyle, Sherry DeBoer, Sidne J. Long and the late Sue Maloney-Styles
We Qualified with 740,000 signatures!
We Won by nearly 5 million (60%) votes!
Paul and (the late) Linda McCartney,
Super Model Tatjana,
(the late) Carroll O'Conner,
Keeley Shaye Smith,
Sophie B. Hawkins,
United States Equestrian Team Members, USET:
Jill Henneberg (Eventing),
Suzy Hutchison (Jumping),
Steffen Peters (Dressage)
Del Mar Club,
Golden Gate Fields
The California State Horsemen's Association(CSHA)
Thoroughbred Owners of California(TOC)
All Progressive Horse Rescue and Advocacy Organizations
California Organization of Police and Sheriffs(COPS)
California Peace Officers Association
California State Firefighters' Association
Mayor Richard Riordan
The Los Angeles City Council
All agree on?
Each and every one of them wants to stop the slaughter of America's horses, and supports Proposition 6, Save The Horses.
In fact, the results of two different polls indicate that 88% of California voters are opposed to horsemeat consumption and out of a 50,000 national respondent call in 93% favored a ban on horse slaughter.
Did you know over 3 million American horses have been slaughtered, and exported for human consumption in Europe and Japan since l986?
Although our government protects dogs and cats from this torturous extermination, the loyal "companion" who carried Paul Revere, pulled
our wagons and plows and enabled man to forge west is being secretly slaughtered to feed a foreign meat market.
This is a wrong that needs to be righted!
This phenomenal grassroots effort has gathered increasing momentum
with endorsements and extensive positive coverage both in the print
and electronic media.
"(I) wish you the best of luck and encourage you in your continued efforts to protect the horses from these senseless deaths."
"As with many people, I've avoided awareness...who among us does not believe that the horse is deserving of the same sympathetic
treatment as our beloved dogs and cats? Just to stand in front of a horse is to be overwhelmed...their power, and myth, and
the majesty they have exemplified since the beginning of history, not to mention the fact that what little girl, including me,
hasn't grown up without falling in love with "Black Beauty"...it has forced me to offer my heartfelt support to this cause."
"I think people would be horrified to realize that though we (Americans) don't eat horses in this country, we do slaughter
and export horses to other counties for consumption. "Save the Horses" brought this to my attention and now together we are
hoping to bring it to nationwide attention...let them know that you do not support an industry which kills pets."
...(the late)Linda McCartney
"...disturbing, appalling and a true tragedy for the American horse."
"A shameful and sadistic legacy inflicted upon a species of animal that we owe our modern civilization to. Young as well
as old suffer needlessly at the hands of greedy people."
...Keely Shaye Smith
"It is our duty to take care of these noble beasts who carried our descendants into war, carried Americans to work, a neighbor's house or to a doctor when there was no car. It was these noble beasts who were the childhood friends of many, such as myself. Without the horse in America, where would George Washington have been? We can not allow this inhumane slaughter to continue in this country. It's barbaric and not American. Please I beg you to protect the noble horse and pass this initiative."
...GiGi Gaston, USET member, writer, director
"The West was won on a horse
The East begun on a horse.
Mankind has spun off it's course
If this cruel crime is endorsed."
... Sophie B. Hawkins, Songwriter
"I bought Nirvana for $600, her meat price, and she took me all the way to the Olympics. I won a medal for my country
on a slaughter horse. I wouldn't take a million dollars for her today. What can I do to help?"
...Jill Henneberg, USET, 96' Olympic Silver Medallist
"We need to keep shocking people...until they see what's happening to one of our best friends, the horse."
....Susy Hutchison, USET, Veteran Show Jumper
"...the horse today in our society, is primarily kept for recreational purposes...as a practicing veterinarian,
the bonding and companionship role between horses and their owners has been very evident to me, and is unquestionable
as strong as that which occurs between humans and their pet dogs and cats."
...Robert M. Miller, D.V.M.
"I am sick to death of horse slaughter. These horses deserve a swift, painless death."
...Joe Harper, President and General Manager, Del Mar Racetrack
"...go with hope, vigor and love - knowing you are not only saving the lives of our dear four-legged friends,
but saving the future of our children who must grow up (as we have) experiencing the joy of caring for another
of God's creatures."
...Mrs. J. Paul Getty
Let's put the American Horse back in the stable ...and off the table!
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