The Year Is Almost Over. Urge Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter NOW

November 15, 2022

a child touching a horse through a wooden fence

After a busy election season, members of Congress have returned to their offices to finish out the year. This is our moment to urge them to permanently BAN horse slaughter. 

Did you know that each year, thousands of American horses endure long, cruel transports across our borders to be to be slaughtered for human consumption? Their journey and final moments are brutal.

Horses are no longer slaughtered for food within the United States, but the ruthless horse meat industry has long employed a loophole: they transport our horses to bordering nations for slaughter. 

Congress has the power to close this loophole and permanently ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption ANYWHERE. This is the only way to ensure that horses don’t fall into the hands of kill-buyers.

Congress needs to hear from their constituents—YOU—that there is support for a ban. Here are five ways that you can speak up for horses today:

Send a Tweet! Click the button below to send a pre-drafted Tweet to Congressional leaders, urging them to end horse slaughter for good!

➤  Call your U.S. Rep! Follow these steps to make the most out of your call.

  1. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
  2. When your call is answered, provide your zip code and ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative’s office.
  3. When your call is connected, say:
    “Hello, my name is [your full name], and I live in [your city and state]. I’m calling today to urge Representative [insert your U.S. Rep.’s last name] to pass a federal ban on horse slaughter before the end of the year. Thank you for your time.”

➤  Email lawmakers! Use our easy online form to send a pre-drafted email to leaders in Congress, asking them to ban horse slaughter.

➤  Inform your friends! Download and share our infographic to educate others about our country’s horse slaughter problem and encourage them to take action, too!

➤ Volunteer with us! Help us advance pivotal legislation by joining one of our advocacy teams.

Thank you for joining the fight to protect our country’s beloved equines. 

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These American horses await their tragic fate in a Mexican slaughterhouse, where Animal Equality’s recent investigation revealed the use of extremely inhumane handling and killing methods. Photos courtesy of Animal Equality.