The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories, recently adopted a Horse Industry policy resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Sue Wallis (R-WY), and Rep. Dave Sigdestad (D-SD).
At its annual Fall Forum in Atlanta, GA, Dec. 11-13, 2008, NCSL adopted a policy urging Congress to:
• oppose legislation that would restrict the market, transport, processing or export of horses,
• recognize the need for humane horse processing facilities in the U.S.,
• and not interfere with state efforts to establish facilities in the U.S.
The passage of the policy provides the authority for NCSL staff in Washington D.C. to lobby on Capitol Hill as it effectively establishes the position of the States, the Associated Press reports.
— Lean Trimmings newsletter