Sunday, September 28, 2008

What is "The Congressional Horse Caucus?"

Basically, the Congressional Horse Caucus is a group of politicians "representing" the equine industry to see to it they get their way in Washington; but here is the industrys "polite" discription of what it is;

The Congressional Horse Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of the House of Representatives formed to educate Members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of the horse industry in the economic, agricultural, sporting, gaming and recreational life of the nation.

This group of Representatives has an expressed interest in the industry and wants to support the issues important to it. The Caucus presently has 54 members and are listed below;

Bloggers note: The names IN BOLD are politicians who, while representing the (pro-slaughter) industry, have also pledged to support the HR 6598, "The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act" currently pending in Congress. This is the bill that would end horse slaughter and exportation for human consumption.

Member State District Affiliation

Boucher, Rick VA 9th D
Burgess, Mike TX 26th R
Capito, Shelly Moore WV 2nd R
Cardoza, Dennis CA 18th D
Carter, John TX 31st R
Chabot, Steve OH 1st R
Chandler, Ben (Co-Chair) KY 6th D
Cole, Tom OK 4th R
Conaway, Michael TX 11th R
Costello, Jerry IL 12th D
Crowley, Joseph NY 7th D
Davis, Geoff KY 4th K
Davis, Lincoln TN 4th D
Duncan, John TN 2nd R
Feeney, Tom FL 24th R
Gordon, Bart TN 6th D
Herger, Wally CA 2nd R
Hinojosa, Ruben TX 15th D
Issa, Darrell CA 49th R
Jones, Walter NC 3rd R
Keller, Ric FL 8th R
Kirk, Mark IL 10th R
Kline, John MN 2nd R
LaHood, Ray IL 18th R
Lewis, Ron KY 2nd R
McCarthy, Carolyn NY 4th D
McCotter, Thaddeus MI 11th R
McCrery, Jim LA 4th R
McKeon, Buck CA 25th R
Meek, Kendrick FL 17th D
Mollohan, Alan WV 1st D
Pallone, Frank NJ 6th D
Pascrell, Bill NJ 8th D
Payne, Donald NJ 10th D
Pearce, Steve NM 2nd R
Peterson, Collin MN 7th D
Putnam, Adam FL 12th R
Radanovich, George CA 19th R
Rahall, Nick WV 3rd D
Rehberg, Dennis MT At Large R
Rogers, Hal KY 5th R
Ros-Lehithen, Ileana FL 18th R
Ross, Mike AR 4th D
Ruppersberger, C.A. "Dutch" MD 2nd D
Schakowsky, Jan IL 9th D
Smith, Adam WA 3rd R
Spratt, John SC 5th D
Stearns, Cliff (Co-Chair) FL 6th R
Thornberry, Mac TX 13th R
Tiberi, Pat OH 12th R
Wamp, Zach TN 3rd R
Weller, Jerry IL 11th R
Whitfield, Ed KY 1st R
Wilson, Joe SC 2nd R

Click on the title above to go to the CHC page of the NTRA website;

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

teletI want to thank you for attempting to stop the slaughter of the American Mustangs & Burros. They are as much a symbol of the American west as the Bald Eagle! We do not allow the selling of wild eagles as "Free range chicken," neither should we allow the selling of our mustangs, this is of great importance to me as a native westerner! Thank you for your activism!