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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 1:30pm
Red horse looking straight ahead

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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Katherine

Please make sure you contact your senators and representatives to let them know how you feel about this! I just did....

Pamela Craghill

These beautiful creatures should not be slain for export to feed others.

Beverly Jones

Isnt the government greedy enough?

olympia bravo

It's time to end the horse slaughter now !
I love animals
Olympia Bravo

olympia bravo

It's time to end the horse slaughter now !
I love animals
Olympia Bravo

Dawn M Huston

Horses were put on earth to work for man and to transport man and his goods from place to place. Watch some old western movies to get educated. They were not put on earth for consumption. Have you ever heard or seen man kill horse back in the day or in the western movies for food? Just more sick people in the world who want to eat horse meat. Horse have always been here to do man a favor, it's your time to help the horse out! Pay your respect to mans best friend! STOP the consumption of horse meat!

shelly king

PLEASE stop the cruel, and unnecessary slaughter of our horses. America should be better than to allow this horrible act of violence to continue. Horses are gentle and kind animals that should be used for good rather than harming them. PLEASE ACT NOW and save them.

shelly king

PLEASE stop the cruel, and unnecessary slaughter of our horses. America should be better than to allow this horrible act of violence to continue. Horses are gentle and kind animals that should be used for good rather than harming them. PLEASE ACT NOW and save them.

Cherylee Sapien

Please don't ever slaughter horses. They are only to be pets or running free.

Bernice Garland

This is sick!!! Please stop this cruel and vile act from happening!!!

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