Costello-Titus-Barletta Amendment to H.R. 3763
Sponsors: Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Dina Titus (D-NV) and Lou Barletta (R-PA)
ASPCA Position: Support
Action Needed: Please email and call your U.S. representative today to ask him or her to support the Costello-Titus-Barletta Amendment to protect our nation’s horses from the predatory slaughter industry.
Each year approximately 150,000 American horses are trucked across the country to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered for human consumption. Crowded into trailers, these horses are shipped long distances without food, water or rest. For those that survive the brutal journey, an equally horrible fate awaits. Horse slaughter is a cruel, unnecessary and predatory industry.
An amendment offered by Reps. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Lou Barletta (R-PA) to the House highway transportation bill will curtail this vicious industry and some of its most sordid practices. This amendment would protect wild horses from slaughter and prevent the transport of any horse to slaughter unless the shipper can provide proper ownership records dating back a decade.
These restrictions will strike a severe blow to the horse slaughter industry by protecting our nation’s most vulnerable horses from slaughter.
What You Can Do
If you were directed to this page from an ASPCA email, you are in a very special position to help. Your U.S. representative is a member of the committee that will vote on this important amendment this Thursday, October 22. It is imperative that he or she hear from you TODAY!
Please take a moment to send the email below to your representative, and then follow up by placing a quick phone call to your rep’s D.C. office to urge him or her to support the Costello Amendment to protect horses from slaughter—find his/her name and number here.
You can simply say: "Hi, this is [your name] and I live in [town, state]. I'm calling to urge Representative [your legislator's name] to vote YES on the Costello Amendment to the highway bill. This amendment will protect wild and stolen horses from the cruel horse slaughter industry. Thank you."
Thank you, advocates!
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