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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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I can't imagine eating a horse,a lamb or any animal that is named fed and raised as a pet.
It's time to end the horse slaughter now !

Anne Pinkerton

I can't imagine eating a horse,a lamb or any animal that is named fed and raised as a pet. It's time to end the horse slaughter now !

cassie gallina

I can't imagine eating any animal. I would love a ban of all animal slaughter, but this is a start.

Anna Oberoi

Ban Horse Slaughter!

Rosa Joseph

Please stop this horrific practice. Thank you!

jade henrickson

Please stop!


I hate the idea of eating any pet animals please stop this!

Brenna Dillon

Please support this act.


We've said it before and we will say it again, this unnecessary cruelty and abuse of animals must come to an end! We can not continue to allow such senseless acts and we urge congress to act immediately!

Vianey Martinez

Stop this cruel slaughter towards horses! They are our friends not a meal..