Join the March on DC Sept 22, 2016 - Let your voice be heard
This year, our march will be dual purpose. We are raising awareness to the world of the loopholes we have in US legislation that allows US equines (horses, donkeys, mules and burros) which are laden with pharmaceuticals, into the global food supply, and rallying for America's wild horses to dispel myths and bring the truth to light. UN Members of CODEX will be attending a food safety meeting at the USDA to discuss veterinary drug residue in the global food supply. We want to make sure they know that the US is responsible for the slaughter pipeline which results in toxic horsemeat around the globe. Congress has made it clear that they want to send all wild horses and burros in holding, and most remaining on the range, to slaughter. The time is NOW to let the UN and Congress know we need to shut down the US horse slaughter pipeline by passing the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act S.1214/HR.1942, and to let Congress know we wont allow our wild horses to go to slaughter. Our government is knowingly contaminating the global food supply.
☮ Date, Time, Place:
September 22, 2016 at 10:00 am. The meeting point will be in front of the USDA Whitten Building on Jefferson Drive between 12th and 14th Avenues, Washington, DC 20250-9911.
Thursday September 22, 2016:
We will meet promptly in front of the USDA building and have several speakers, well known in the food safety and anti horse slaughter communities. We will rally at the USDA building until after the Codex meeting begins at 1:00 pm, and then march down Independence avenue to the Capitol Building where we will convene for a rally at the Upper Senate Park where we will listen to representatives from The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation speak about the plight of our wild horses and burros, an opportunity that wasnt afforded to wild horse advocates at the Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Wild Horses & Burros in June 2016.
Friday September 23, 2016:
We are proud to present a double feature screening of Harry & Snowman, and From The Kill Pen at the US Capitol Visitor Center i, n the North Congressional Meeting Room at 1:30 pm. Harry & Snowman is an endearing Cinderella story of a plow horse literally pulled off a slaughter truck for $80 who went on to become a world champion. From The Kill Pen is a compelling documentary that exposes the US horse slaughter pipeline, featuring interviews with renowned and highly esteemed horse advocates John Holland, Vickery Eckhoff, Lester Friedlander, Paula Bacon and former Governor Bill Richardson. We’re also screening a 5 minute trailer of Their Last Ride, a somber depiction of the very last ride of the US horse slaughter pipeline victims.
We will have representatives from The Center for Food Safety, The Cloud Foundation, Equine Welfare Alliance, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the Standardbred racing community, and Congress
☮ Things To Do:
We strongly urge attendees to meet with their congress members the day before and/or the day after the march, Wednesday September 21, 2016 and/or Friday September 23, 2016.
☮ Who Is Codex?
The Codex Alimentarius (Latin for "Food Code") is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production, and food safety. Its name is derived from the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus. Its texts are developed and maintained by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a body that was established in early November 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was joined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 1962, and held its first session in Rome in October 1963. The Commission's main goals are to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade. The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection.