USA: It’s Time to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All
The horse slaughter industry is cruel, unnecessary and predatory, and each year that passes without a federal ban in place sees another 80,000 American horses shipped over our borders to be butchered for human consumption. Every single horse in this country, no matter how loved, is just one bad sale away from slaughter.
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961) is federal legislation that would prevent the horse slaughter industry from reestablishing operations in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses abroad for slaughter.
The SAFE Act reached a historic milestone last Congress with more than half the members of the U.S. House adding their names as cosponsors—proving that if the bill went to a vote, it would pass.
We need your help now to make sure that previous cosponsors sign on to this bill quickly—and that we add even more this time around. We need leadership from both parties to see that this bill deserves a vote.
Anti-horse-slaughter bills have been introduced in each Congress for the past decade. Despite wide bipartisan support, not one of these bills has passed into law. Let's make 2019 the year it does.
What You Can Do
Using the form below, please take a moment to send an email to your U.S. representative urging him or her to cosponsor and support the SAFE Act. If your member of Congress has already signed on to be a cosponsor, our system will instead generate a message of thanks.
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On behalf of America's horses, thank you!