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Senate Proceeding on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 6:55:45 to 7:00:19
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Mary Landrieu

6:55:45 to 7:00:19( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

6:55:53 to 6:56:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: quorum call: ms. landrieu: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection, the senator from louisiana. mr. president. i'd like to send a bill to the desk and ask for its immediate consideration. to be referred to a committee.

Mary Landrieu

6:56:14 to 6:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: appropriate committee. the presiding officer: the bill will be received and appropriately referred. ms. landrieu: thank you, madam president. i'd like to ask unanimous consent to speak on the bl for about five minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: thank you. madam president, i rise today to introduce a piece of legislation that this body has seen before and actually we have passed a

Mary Landrieu

6:56:38 to 6:57:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: version of it by an overwhelming majority. but we have had d this bill has left this body and moved across the capitol efforts to pass this bill have actually been thwarted not so much on the floors of the congress or the senate but in

Mary Landrieu

6:57:01 to 6:57:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: committee committees, sometimes outside of full public view. and it has really become an issue that must be dealt with on its substance but also the way that sometimes bills find themselves coming t in -- in my view in inappropriate ways.

Mary Landrieu

6:57:22 to 6:57:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and the record of this subject has been long discussed on the floor, but the bill horses for and to mexico. this congress, both demrats and republicans, majority, have gone on record saying that the

Mary Landrieu

6:57:45 to 6:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: practice of inhumane slaughter of these majestic and very noble animals has no place in america. we do not consume their meat for human consumption and it is no longer used even foods. this is not true in other parts of the world but it is true here in america. so we want to have a better

Mary Landrieu

6:58:07 to 6:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: system to handle the breeding, the raising horses that are old, infirmed and sk. but taking a perfectly healthy animal and slitting its throat and then cutting it up with hatchets and saws and equipment while it's still is not what people in america

Mary Landrieu

6:58:29 to 6:58:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: would like to believe is going on and, in fact, it is or was until a few years ago until some of us got together with a great coalition and ended the practice of slaughter in the united states. there were only three p operating. i think two in mexico, one in illinois. those state legislators and many leaders in those states stepped

Mary Landrieu

6:58:51 to 6:59:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: up and closed down those plants. but the a hundred thousand or so horses naturally every year, we have about 9 million horses in america, approximately every year, and

Mary Landrieu

6:59:13 to 6:59:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the great part of this story is that 95% of all horse die a natural and humane death because owners are very good, they're very responsible, and most people that's what happens in most places in most subjects. but they're always that small

Mary Landrieu

6:59:34 to 6:59:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: group that for whatever reason proceeds down a path that is wholly inappropriate, although right now solve that problem and inhumanely slaughter horses. the usda investigation shows that 98% of the mores that are

Mary Landrieu

6:59:55 to 7:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: inhumanely transported over our borders, now, to places that are, of course, unregulated by our government and very modestly regulated at all byhe

Mary Landrieu

7:00:16 to 7:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mexico, 94% of these animals -- 92.3% of the horses are

7:00:16 to 7:00:38( Edit History Discussion )

mexico, 94% of these animals -- 92.3% of the horses are they're not sick and they're not informed and they're not old. people say, well, to me, well, senator, don't you think we have to find a way to get rid of horses that are sick or too old? i said, and there are humane ways to get

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