Congress, Finish the Job: Ban Horse Slaughter Forever!

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Congress, Finish the Job: Ban Horse Slaughter Forever!

The slaughter of horses for human consumption is a barbaric and completely unnecessary act that hasn’t occurred legally on U.S. soil in a decade. But its status still hangs in the balance because it’s not yet prohibited nationwide—only in a select few states. Every year, the international demand for horse meat still leads to the horrific butchery of 100,000 American horses taken just over our north and south borders.

Passage of the 2017 SAFE Act would end this tragedy once and for all. This humane bill would prohibit both the slaughter of horses for human consumption here in the U.S. and their export to other countries for that purpose.

With 80% of Americans favoring a ban on horse slaughter, what is Congress waiting for? The answer: they’re waiting for you to demand it.

It is a myth that there is no other solution for unwanted and abandoned horses, and it’s a myth that bringing horse slaughter back will make it more humane. Plus, slaughter plants cause appalling environmental damage, devastate local economies and diminish property values.

If you agree that we owe our horses a second chance and, ultimately, a kinder, more dignified end of life than the terror of commercial slaughter and all that goes with it, we urge you to speak up in support of the SAFE Act as a Citizen Cosponsor.

The slaughter of horses for human consumption is a barbaric and completely unnecessary act that hasn’t occurred legally on U.S. soil in a decade. But its status still hangs in the balance because it’s not yet prohibited nationwide—only in a select few states. Every year, the international demand for horse meat still leads to the horrific butchery of 100,000 American horses taken just over our north and south borders.

Passage of the 2017 SAFE Act would end this tragedy once and for all. This humane bill would prohibit both the slaughter of horses for human consumption here in the U.S. and their export to other countries for that purpose.

With 80% of Americans favoring a ban on horse slaughter, what is Congress waiting for? The answer: they’re waiting for you to demand it.

It is a myth that there is no other solution for unwanted and abandoned horses, and it’s a myth that bringing horse slaughter back will make it more humane. Plus, slaughter plants cause appalling environmental damage, devastate local economies and diminish property values.

If you agree that we owe our horses a second chance and, ultimately, a kinder, more dignified end of life than the terror of commercial slaughter and all that goes with it, we urge you to speak up in support of the SAFE Act as a Citizen Cosponsor.

The slaughter of horses for human consumption is a barbaric and completely unnecessary act that hasn’t occurred legally on U.S. soil in a decade. But its status still hangs in the balance because it’s not yet prohibited nationwide—only in a select few states. Every year, the international demand for horse meat still leads to the horrific butchery of 100,000 American horses taken just over our north and south borders.

Passage of the 2017 SAFE Act would end this tragedy once and for all. This humane bill would prohibit both the slaughter of horses for human consumption here in the U.S. and their export to other countries for that purpose.

With 80% of Americans favoring a ban on horse slaughter, what is Congress waiting for? The answer: they’re waiting for you to demand it.

It is a myth that there is no other solution for unwanted and abandoned horses, and it’s a myth that bringing horse slaughter back will make it more humane. Plus, slaughter plants cause appalling environmental damage, devastate local economies and diminish property values.

If you agree that we owe our horses a second chance and, ultimately, a kinder, more dignified end of life than the terror of commercial slaughter and all that goes with it, we urge you to speak up in support of the SAFE Act as a Citizen Cosponsor.