Success: Anti-Horse Slaughter Amendment Passed

Target: Chairman Thad Cochran, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Goal: Support the passing of amendments to stop horse slaughter in the U.S. and prevent the export of horses for slaughter in other countries.

Steps are finally being taken to protect U.S. horses from slaughter with the passing of new legislation. Thanks in part to petitions like this one at ForceChange, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has introduced and passed amendments to help save these innocent creatures from being slaughtered for human consumption in our country, and from being inhumanely transported to other countries for the same purpose.

The USDA will now be prevented from using tax dollars to inspect facilities that slaughter horses, which effectively shuts those facilities down and prevents new slaughterhouses from opening, for a period of one year. In addition to this amendment, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 113) has also been introduced to address the problem of the cruel export of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada. The SAFE Act will end American export of horses for this purpose, and will also protect citizens from consuming tainted horse meat. Although wild horses still face threats in our country, this legislation is a positive and necessary step toward protecting these animals. Sign below to support these amendments and the protection of U.S. horses from slaughter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chairman Cochran,

The Senate Appropriations Committee has taken important and necessary steps toward protecting U.S. horses from cruel slaughter and export for human consumption, and I would like to thank you for your role in that. Thank you for passing an amendment to prevent tax dollars from being used for the inspection of horse-slaughter facilities for one year, effectively stopping the process in its tracks.

Additionally, the SAFE Act, which would finish the job by stopping the brutal export of horses to other countries to be slaughtered for their meat, is a vital piece of legislation that must be passed as well. I support these steps toward protecting horses in America and hope the Senate will continue along this path and do all it can to ensure these amendments are enforced.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

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8 Comments

  1. There had better not be any loopholes!

  2. Yes, great news.
    Why just one year though? Hope it will be made permanent.

  3. Thank God! This is awesome news! I hope that we have this law gets passed indefinitely.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Glad to hear this. Just hope its the truth❗️🙂
    Signed & shared👍🏼

  5. I hope that it will hold forever!

    Thank you for your support, your compassion, your intelligence!

  6. MORE PEOPLE IN POWER IN ALL COUNTRIES WITH A CONSCIENCE & MORALS ARE DESPERATELY NEED WORLDWIDE. ANIMALS & THE PLANET ARE DOOMED!!!!!!

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