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We the residents of C.R. 203/Old Nacogdoches Trl., Forney, TX, Kaufman County have concerns about our neighborhood. Tractor trailers are using C.R. 203 for access to Interstate 20. C.R. 203 is not designed for heavy equipment. C.R. 203 becomes unsafe for residents vehicles because of the wash-board affect that happens from the tractor trailers on a dirt road. The part of C.R. 203 that is paved has become as bad as the part that is not.
Concerns have been expressed to the owner of Sutton Fruit and Vegitable on the South side of Interstate 20 about the trucks going above the posted speed limit, but it has done no good.
We the residents of C.R. 203 would like to request that signs be constructed at both ends of C.R. 203 "No Trucks" and Speed Limit signs that are posted clearly for drivers.
Texas House Bill 1324 introduced by Rep. Betty Brown (R-Kaufman) has passed the House vote and, if passed in the Texas Senate, will make legal the slaughter of horses for human consumption in foreign countries.
There are two slaughterhouses in Texas: The Beltex in Fort Worth is owned by a Belgium company and the Dallas Crown in Kaufman, by a French company. All profits from horse slaughter in Texas go to those companies.
In 2002 over 42,000 healthy horses were inhumanely transported and inhumanely killed to provided *delicacies* abroad.
Texans have not only a long and rich history with horses but continue to enjoy a working, recreational, and caring relationship with horses.
How can we, in this great state, allow such irresponsible, unethical, immoral treatment of a creature who has provided us with immeasurable benefits.
Do we as human beings owe our anumals such treatment. What in the world are our legislators thinking!
Please join us on May 9 in Austin to protest the signing of this bill into law.
Please sign this petition to present to State Senator Steve Ogden by May 5, 2003 to protest this despicable bill.