In August, a resolution to rescind last year’s motion endorsing the reopening of US horse slaughter facilities was submitted (sponsored by the A Blackhorse AHA club) to the AHA Resolution and Review Committee for consideration. Approval by this committee is required in order for a resolution to get to Convention, where it will be voted on. After several changes, the final resolution was agreed upon and will be presented at next month’s AHA Convention in Orlando, Fl. (November 17th – 21st, 2010)
We would like AHA members to contact their local club delegates and urge them to support this resolution – the delegates will approve or reject this based on their votes.
The endorsement of equine slaughter says that we have little regard for the animals that we chose to bring into this world, and for the ancient breed that we treasure.
Send the positive message that our horses have individual worth and value. Send the positive message that this Association exists to find innovative ways to encourage responsible breeding where every foal is valued, and to lead the way in the industry by continuing to provide programs and services that promote and encourage ownership and the long-term enjoyment of our horses.
A copy of the resolution (#43) can be found here: http://www.arabianhorses.org/membership/convention/2010/2010resolutions.asp