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Wayne Pacelle, right, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, in support of HR 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which is scheduled for a vote on Thursday. Connie Harriman Whitfield, vice chair of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, applauds his remarks as her husband, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., listens.

Wayne Pacelle, right, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, in support of HR 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which is scheduled for a vote on Thursday. Connie Harriman Whitfield, vice chair of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, applauds his remarks as her husband, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., listens.

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