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Wendie Malick, Kelly Carlson unleash wild horses on Capitol Hill

January 28, 2010 |  1:08 pm

Carlson malick Note to Capitol Hill: If Kimber Henry nip-tucks into your office, it helps to be doing something cool.

Fortunately for Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), he was rocking out to John Coltrane when "Nip/Tuck" actress Kelly Carlson stopped by earlier this week. 

She was there with actress Wendie Malick of "Just Shoot Me" fame, bringing attention to legislation (H.R. 503/S. 727) that would protect mustangs and burros in the American West by prohibiting certain conduct related to the slaughter of horses for human consumption. 

Carlson, an avid equestrian who also participates in horse rescue, said Tuesday that she was more about speaking for her cause than about remembering the who's who of people she met.

Fellow animal lover Malick, however -- once an aide to the late Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) -- had a few tips for Hollywood types and others who decide to brave Capitol Hill.

Among them? Always use the restroom when you see one, because you never know when another one will show up

Conyers is pushing the House version of the bill; Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) are backing the Senate's version.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Kelly Carlson, left, and Wendie Malick talk in Washingtonon Tuesday before a news conference to support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press.

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