Thank You for Cosponsoring the SAFE Act to Ban Horse Slaughter!
As your constituent who cares about horses and our nation’s food supply, I want to thank you for cosponsoring the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961/S. 2006) to ban horse slaughter for human consumption. This important measure will finally ban the horrific practice of horse slaughter once and for all by keeping cruel, toxic horse slaughter plants from reopening on U.S. soil and will stop the export of American horses to other countries for slaughter. Animal protection is a priority for me, and I appreciate you taking a stand on such an important issue.
Please Cosponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act
As your constituent who cares about horses and our nation’s food supply, I am asking you to cosponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961/S. 2006). This legislation will prohibit the inhumane slaughter of American horses for human consumption and protect consumers from eating toxic food products. Horse slaughter is a cruel, unnecessary, predatory industry that has no domestic market and threatens human health. 80% of American voters oppose the slaughter of horses for human consumption, and yet each year approximately 80,000 American horses are trucked to Mexico and Canada where they are brutally slaughtered. Because horses' instinctual flight response makes them ill-suited for stunning, they often endure repeated blows and sometimes remain conscious during their dismemberment. Moreover, horse meat is unsafe for human consumption. Horses are not raised for food in this country, so they are given medications and other toxic substances that are expressly forbidden for use in animals intended for human consumption. What’s more, research published in 2017 found that there are 2.3 million American adults who have the desire and the resources to adopt a horse right now; that’s why we need to protect horses from slaughter and give them a chance to find loving homes instead. Animal protection is a priority for me, and I appreciate you taking a stand on such an important issue.