The issue of ending horse slaughter continues to resonate with Congress. Just before the House left for election season, over 80 legislators from both parties signed a letter circulated by Representatives Jim Moran (D-VA) and Elton Gallegly (R-CA), co-chairs of the House Animal Protection Caucus, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking her to bring H.R. 503 - the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act sponsored by Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) - up for a vote as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a vote was not held before the House recessed.
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