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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.




Horses are in my opinion the most graceful and beautiful animals to ever walk the planet! They help with assisting special needs kids with physical therapy and are wonderful pets. The slaughtering of of such a special animal is truly disgusting! I am disgusted with Mexico and especially with Canada for allowing this to happen! How dare Canada legalize the slaughtering of an animal that does so much to help their country!! Mounties have always used these animals to save lives and keep it's people safe.

Kelly Pugh

I fully support the Safe Act

Sheryl Ketelsen

Please put an end to horse slaughter.

Holly Ward

Stop the slaughter of horses!


Horse meat? I don't think so. Please put a end to the madness!!

evie garcia

Pleaae ban all slaughters

Lisa Rizzo

This is disgusting. Please ban all horse slaughtering facilities.


I think we need horse slaughter. Better then letting them suffer all you people need to look at the other side of this.I can't make a dollar selling quality horses because there are so many junk horses on the market that should be sent for slaughter. An go ahead an get down me. We are all entitled to our opions

janice Jimenez

Please do not kill horses, lambs or any animals

Homer J. Simpson

You guys need to discern yourself from the Secure Ammuntitions and Firearms Enforcement act. If I had to guess you guys are being used to undermine the reality of the NY SAFE act and get people to blog on how they support the SAFE act when really they have no idea what agenda they're supporting. Sounds like underhanded political mechanism at work to me.