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Breaking: Congress Moves to Ban Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 1:30pm
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Join us in supporting The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, introduced in Congress yesterday by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representatives Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). This vital legislation will stop the transport of American horses to slaughter in Mexico and Canada, as well as permanently prevent it from occurring here in the United States. Please ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the bill and help usher it to passage!

We’ve known for years that horse slaughter is an exceptionally cruel practice—whether it happens in the U.S. or elsewhere. Due to their biology and their psychology, horses cannot be slaughtered in a commercial setting without tremendous suffering and fear. 

We also know that horse meat is not even safe to eat! Horses are fed de-wormers and other toxic drugs that can cause terrible reactions—including death—in people who eat their tainted meat. Consumers in the E.U. are just discovering the dangers they have unwittingly been exposed to, and the scandal grows daily.

In spite of this mountain of damning evidence, the USDA is currently processing an application for a horse slaughter operation here in the United States. Roswell, New Mexico, may soon become ground zero for horse suffering.

The ASPCA has worked closely with federal legislators and other advocacy groups to develop the SAFE Act. This bill will stop the pain and the suffering of equines caught up in this grisly business. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to take action now to urge your U.S. senators and representative to cosponsor the SAFE Act.

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Kristell

Please support the SAFE Act!!!

Orville Cooper

ASPCA AND HSUS ALONG WITH PETA ARE ALL IDIOTS there is no reson horse meat can not be as safe as any other , there is no reson horses can not be slaughterd humanely ...this bill will be and should be shot down and a bill protecting all agriculter passed so that NO bill can ever agean be put forth to stop Amarican freedomes in any way .

Tierra

FIGHT AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER!horses are wonderful and beautiful living beings, they deserve some respect.

Lara Phillips

Can we treat out animals with the love and respect they deserve!!! I don't know who human beings think they are to inflict power and suffering on all other species!! We are ruining this world!

Patrick Oliver

Stop horse slaugter!

Susan Wood

I hope Kentuckians will unite and join me in protecting our greatest national treasure - our horses!

Dennis

Having been involved in the equine industry for many years I can attest first hand to the abuses cited in this article. The current economy has reduced equine ownership dramatically. The end result, however, is a glut of animals that owners can't afford to feed causing the horses to end up on the auction block.

PAT Travis

In case anyone doesn't know, Mexico is notorious for cruelty to animals. They do horrible, horrible acts to them, especially horses, for their fun and amusement. If we ship our horses to Mexico, we cannot stop their cruelty to the horses, because they will then be in another country. Horses are loving and gentle, and do not deserve such torture. If we want them "put down", one shot from a vet, taking 5 seconds, would do it.

jelly head

People should not eat any meat, look what's happen to the beef industry. Cow's given shots of antibiotics, corn ( the most sprayed) feed ) & meat is the hardest to digest.
Don't eat meat, eat plant food, you will be a lot healthier.

Sandy Lorenzo

Please stop the slaughtering of our beautiful horses, and the abuse of all animals!

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