Saturday, January 21, 2012

Children as Activists The Million Horse March



From the Facebook Page of The Million Horse March
In an effort to help Save America's Horses from slaughter, Equine Welfare Alliance in cooperation with Congressman Jim Moran and Prime Minister Alex Atamanenko, is conducting a Children's Letter Writing Campaign to Congress, the President of the United States and the Canadian Parliament.

We are asking that parents, teachers, riding schools, therapy centers, all engage their children in the civic process of affecting positive change through the petitioning of their governments. We have lesson plans written by the United Federation of Teachers Humane Committee, which parents and other adults may take to the schools for them to use.

The Million Horse March – Children's Letter writing Campaign is modeled after Wild Horse Annie"s 1971 program which was instrumental in the passage of 1971 Wild Horse & Burro Protection Act.

Join them on the Equine Welfare Alliance Children's Page http://www.equinewelfarealliance.org/
Our goal is the passage of Senate Bill 1176 and House Bill 2966 the American Slaughter Horse Slaughter Prevention act and Canadian Bill 322 An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption).

Final date for submission of letters is March 20th, 2012 with presentation in DC on March 27th, 2012.

Letters, poetry, drawing, etc which convey what horses mean to the children can be sent to the following address
Million Horse March - Children's Letter Writing Campaign
Attn: Jo-Claire Corcoran
301 Tazewell Avenue
Bluefield, VA 24605

The address for the Canadian Letters will be:

Million Horse March - Children's Letter Writing Campaign
ATTN: Chelsea Burton
Box 127
Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0

The due date for the letters is March 20, 2012 and the presentation will occur on March 27, 2012. See More

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info I would like to share this on my new blog to attract more attention as Im a mother and horse owner and breeder and have had run ins with one man in particular who will do anything to make quick buck and turn your investment or pet into a small profit by taking the horses to slaughter. Even though the ORC know about it they do nothing and still allow this criminal to own and take horses to the Fort Erie racetrack, he ruined my horse and many others. This happened to me while I was pregnant and now my daughter just loves anything to do with horses.

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  2. anyone out there with the horse, time and guts (you have to be a little nuts) to ride horseback to protest murders of our mustangs? any serious riders and people that can help with transport and supplies please contact myself and Angela Logan on facebook the ride would be to our highest govt. lawn , state capitols, such as that. very serious because whining and signing hasn't helped.

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