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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Salem, Oregon Gets Angel Acres Anti Horse Slaughter Billboard!
Salem Oregon gets Angel Acres Billboard!
Media Alert: Media Contact: Fran Burns May 20, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org 410 340 7676 Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue Anti Horse Slaughter Billboards
Glenville, PA - Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue (www.saveahorsenow.org) is pleased to announce that the newest billboard in their campaign to educate the U.S. public about horse slaughter has gone up in Salem, Oregon. The billboard guides the reader to its companion website www.stopslaughteringus.com which provides up to date factual information regarding horse slaughter.
According to the USDA, exactly 133,241 U.S. horses were sent to slaughter last year. These horses are transported to Mexico and Canada in double decker trailers for slaughter and the meat is shipped to Europe for human consumption. Angel Acres’ grassroots campaign is funded strictly by horse advocates donating to the billboard campaign. This billboard was sponsored by Oregonians Against Horse Slaughter. The educational campaign is separate from the rescue activities.
“Horse slaughter is a predatory for-profit business, not a replacement for responsible ownership practices, and there are resources available for horse owners needing assistance,” states Jennifer Kunz, member of the grassroots group Oregonians Against Horse Slaughter.
Oregonians Against Horse Slaughter is a group comprised of horse owners, rescues, trainers, and other concerned citizens. They oppose the slaughter of horses in the United States, and specifically Oregon, for multiple reasons. They do not believe tax dollars should be spent subsidizing foreign interests in a failing industry that does not provide food for Americans. They believe commercial horse slaughter is not and cannot be made humane, and the food safety issues are enormous. Further, slaughter plants also kill communities with increased crime rates and burdens on municipal resources. They ask that Oregon residents step forward to protect the state, and the horses.