USA: Help End Horse Slaughter

USA Infrastructure Bill—Ending Horse Slaughter
ASPCA Position: Support

Update—July 13, 2021: The U.S. Senate is currently considering a provision to end the slaughter of American horses by banning their transport for that purpose. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Carter-Fitzpatrick Amendment to the INVEST in America Act, a sweeping surface transportation bill that invests billions of dollars in our nation’s transportation systems. Now, we must prioritize passing this measure in the U.S. Senate so that we can finally protect our nation’s equines from inhumane slaughter. We need your help to speak up for horses today!

American horses have not been slaughtered for human consumption in the U.S. since 2007 thanks to overwhelming public opposition to the inhumane practice and a federal restriction on funding it.

However, a loophole in the law allows tens of thousands of our nation’s beloved equines to be trucked across U.S. borders each year to suffer such a cruel and unnecessary fate.

The House-passed surface transportation bill is the best opportunity that animal advocates have seen in a long time to finally ban horse slaughter once and for all. Now the Senate must follow suit—this is the chance for advocates like you to push for stronger federal equine protections!

What You Can Do

Please call the U.S. Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected to your senators' offices, and say:

"As your constituent and supporter of equine welfare, I urge you to include language to ban the transport of American equines to slaughter to any infrastructure bill coming together in the Senate. Please support this provision, which was included in the INVEST in America Act, to protect horses and the people who love them. Thank you."

After you call, please use the form below to email your U.S. senators and urge them to support this lifesaving amendment to end horse slaughter.

On behalf of America's horses, thank you!