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Keep Horses & Burros Out of Slaughterhouses!

Keep Horses & Burros Out of Slaughterhouses!

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Tens of thousands of terrified horses and burros, both wild and domestic, are loaded up onto trucks in the United States and driven to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Congress will once again take up the SAFE Act to decide whether to continue to allow slaughter of U.S. horses and burros. We must act now to finally get this law passed!

In a spirit of bipartisanship, U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) reintroduced the Safeguard American Food Exports Act into the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R.961. This bill would prohibit the sale and transport of equines to slaughter for human consumption. These two humane Congressional leaders had introduced this bill in the past, and by the end of the 115th Congress in December 2018, there were 219 cosponsors in the House! However, certain members blocked the bill from going up for a vote, so it was reintroduced in the current 116th Congress.

In just two weeks since the bill was reintroduced, 35 cosponsors (25 D, 10 R) signed onto it. In time, the companion SAFE Act bill will be introduced into the Senate with bipartisan cosponsors. We will alert you to contact your senators when that occurs.

To view the current co-sponsors, click here and then click on the "show" link:

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