Washington lobbyist Niels Holch, along with the National Horse Show
Commission, the Walking Horse Trainers' Association and the Walking Horse
Owners' Association are continuing to fight the recent anti-slaughter bill
proposal in Washington. All three organizations (NHSC, WHOA and WHTA) have
sent letters opposing the bill to the Senate Commerce Committee. Similar
letters will be sent to the House Commerce Committee by Christmas. While
Congress will be in recess until next year, strong efforts toward opposing
this bill will continue in January.