March On DC 2016
☮ Mission Statement: This year, our march will be dual purpose. We are raising awareness to the world of the loopholes we have in US legislation that allows US equines (horses, donkeys, mules and burros) which are laden with pharmaceuticals, into the global food supply, and a "public hearing" on the wild horses to dispel myths and bring the truth to light. UN Members of CODEX will be attending a food safety meeting at the USDA to discuss veterinary drug residue in the global food supply. We want to make sure they know that the US is responsible for the slaughter pipeline which results in toxic horsemeat around the globe. Congress has made it clear that they want to send all wild horses and burros in holding, and most remaining n the range, to slaughter. The time is NOW to let the UN and Congress know we need to shut down the US horse slaughter pipeline by passing the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act S1214/HR1942, and to let Congress know we wont allow our wild horses to go to slaughter. Our government is knowingly contaminating the global food supply.
☮ Date, Time, Place: September 22, 2016 at 10:00am. The meeting point will be in front of the USDA Whitten Building on Jefferson Drive between 12th and 14th Avenues, Washington, DC 20250-9911. We will march down Independence Ave to the Capitol Building. Directions to USDA Building: http://bit.ly/1RPP3ep
☮ Agenda: We will meet promptly in front of the USDA building and have several speakers, well known in the wild horse and anti horse slaughter communities. We will rally at the USDA building until after the CODEX meeting begins at 1:00pm, and then march to the Capitol Building where we will convene for a rally on the Capitol Grounds, then listen to Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation speak about the plight of our wild horses and burros, an opportunity that wasnt afforded to her at the Natural Resources Committee Hearing on WH&B in June. Additional speakers will be announced shortly.
Ginger Katherns, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, Emmy Award-winning producer, cinematographer, writer and editor and award-winning author.
☮ Things To Do: We strongly urge attendees to meet with their congress members the day before and/or the day after the march, Wednesday September 21, 2016 and/or Friday September 23, 2016.
☮ Who Is CODEX?
The Codex Alimentarius (Latin for "Food Code") is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production, and food safety. Its name is derived from the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus. Its texts are developed and maintained by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a body that was established in early November 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was joined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 1962, and held its first session in Rome in October 1963. The Commission's main goals are to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade. The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection.
*Airports: IAD, DCA and BWI
*Train: Amtrak- www.Amtrak.com
*Accommodations: The Americana
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☮ Tee Shirts! We request that all attendees purchase a tee shirt to create a visual spectacle in support of a ban on horse slaughter. We want to become a sea of purple!