Every year, tens of thousands of American horses from race tracks, farms, riding academies, and private owners are sold at auctions to be slaughtered for human consumption.
At these auctions, horses spend hours, and sometimes even days, in overcrowded pens, often without access to food and water. After being bought by a "kill buyer" they are loaded onto a trailer and transported to slaughter plants in Canada or Mexico. Animals' Angels investigators have documented transport times of more than 35 hours, and at no time were the horses ever given food or water, or provided a chance to rest.
In January 2019, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE Act) was introduced to the U.S House of Representatives. The bill would ban the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, as well as the export of live horses for the same purpose. We need to make it clear to Congress that they must reintroduce and pass the SAFE Act immediately.Can we count on you to be a voice for the voiceless? Sign the petition to join our call on Congress to reintroduce and pass the SAFE Act to stop horse slaughter!