Sunday, January 7, 2007

Senators and Representatives for Arizona

Top five House leaders (Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn, Boehner and Blunt)
Top four Senate leaders (Reid, Durbin, McConnell and Lott)

Bill to BAN Horse Slaughter S311

Sen. John McCain CO-SPONSOR !
(R- AZ) 202-224-2235 202-228-2862
602 952-2410

Sen. Jon Kyl (R- AZ) 202-224-4521 202-224-2207
602 840-1891
Tucson (520) 575-8633

Bill to BAN Horse Slaughter HR 503

Rep. Rick Renzi (R - 01) 202-225-2315 202-226-9739

Rep. Trent Franks (R - 02) 202-225-4576 202-225-6328
623 776-7911

Rep. John B. Shadegg (R - 03) 202-225-3361 202-225-3462
602 263-5300

Rep. Ed Pastor (D - 04) 202-225-4065 202-225-1655
602 256-0551

Rep. Harry E. Mitchell (D - 05) 202-225-2190 202-225-3263

Rep. Jeff Flake (R - 06) 202-225-2635 202-226-4386
480 833-0092

Rep. Raul Grijalva CO-SPONSOR !
(D - 07) 202-225-2435 202-225-1541

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D - 08) 202-225-2542 202-225-0378
(520) 512-0012

To email your Representative, please go to the following site and enter your Zip Code.


Let's use this thread just to brain storm!

Joyce Moore posted on TWR that we should boycott organizations which are pro slaughter. For example, the Appaloosa Club and the AQHA are both pro slaughter. I have paints, so I will be checking out their position on slaughter and will not renew my registration if they are on the wrong side!


AZ FOB's Meet

Barb, Sherry, Daryl and Rosemary met for the second time at a fifties diner and discussed strategies for our anti slaughter campaign.

Daryl is working on a myth-buster booklet we can use when talking to officials, or even our neighbors down the street. It is a point-counter point presentation. If somebody says, “What about the 90,000 horses,” Daryl has an answer! If they counter with, “Well the AVMA says it’s humane,” Daryl has an answer! He is working hard on it and we appreciate his efforts.

Rosemary brought along the letter Sharon wrote for the Tucson Citizen. It is a wonderful letter, well written and very poignant.

But, wait a minute; Daryl is on the phone with Senator Ensign’s aide Mike, using Sherry’s minutes! Here’s what Mike said:

“Our voices have been heard! All the calls we made DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE! He says we need to START CALLING NOW. Don’t wait for a new bill to be introduced. Call your state representatives in the House and the U.S. Senate N O W. Don’t stop and don’t wait!

We continued our meeting with other plans in the making. Earlier in the day we met with a board member from the Arizona State Horseman’s Association (ASHA), a voice they listen to here in Arizona. So now, we will be attending a meeting with ASHA to get them to back us on the issue.

Daryl will be putting together golf tournaments to help out the Last Chance Horse Rescue. Rosemary and Barb also discussed helping out some local rescues.

Sherry is in the process of setting up a meeting with our now famous Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio. He is an animal lover and goes after animal abusers. He is AWESOME!

We will all be contacting law enforcement agencies that use horses in their mounted patrols, to find out what they do with their retired mounts.

It was a very productive meeting to stop the insanity of horse slaughter.

NOW, get out there and CALL YOUR STATE REPS! ! !

Barb, Sherry, Daryl and Rosemary

Thursday, January 4, 2007

AZ FOB's Meeting

We will be meeting at Indian Bend and the 101 on Friday, January 5th at 1 o'clock at the Fifties Diner. Come if you can make. If not, we will post a report here sometime after the meeting. (How's THAT for leaving it wide open! The report could be next year some time!)

We will be discussing: an informational pamphlet that Daryl put together, a meeting with Sheriff Arpaio, and how we can best network with other organizations.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Barb AZ

Horse Show at West World

If you're on the east side (Sherry, Pat, Melissa) or nearby (Daryl, Rosemary, Natalie), my daughter will be showing on Saturday, January 6th at the Arizona National Livestock Show at West World. It is a very nice National show, if you'd like to stop in. We're pre-registered, so show should start around 8 A.M. It's an early day and a long one, but it's lots of fun.

Heidi will be showing our rescue horse, Freckles, a 26 year young quarter horse. We would normally show our baby in the halter classes, but she cut her leg open last Friday. I doubt we will take her.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Welcome Arizona!