Save 100,000 Horses from Slaughter

This year, up to 100,000 American horses will be transported in inhumane and barbaric conditions to foreign slaughterhouses to become "gourmet dishes" in Europe and Asia — unless we act now.

Critical to stopping this horrific practice is re-introduction of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act. The SAFE Act will permanently end the possibility of cruel slaughter of our beloved horses on American soil and will permanently end their export for slaughter abroad.

Take a moment right now to contact Congress and urge their support of this important legislation.

Every step of the process in the horsemeat trade is fraught with heartbreaking pain and terror.

Most horses arrive at the slaughterhouse from livestock auctions where "kill-buyers" fill their trucks with former show horses, horses that families can no longer afford, elderly family pets, retired racehorses, workhorses and foals.

Once the kill-buyers buy all the animals they can possibly handle, the horses are crammed into overcrowded trailers and then endure days of traveling without food or water. They are often seriously injured or killed in transit, and if not, they face a gruesome and inhumane death at the slaughterhouse.

Your representatives need to hear from you today on this issue. Contact Congress now and urge them to re-introduce and pass the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act.
Dear Legislator:

As one of your constituents, I strongly urge you to work to re-introduce and support the Safeguard American Food Export (SAFE) Act.

This vital legislation will end the cruel slaughter of America’s horses for human consumption, and stop them from being shipped over our borders for slaughter abroad.

Every year, over 100,000 American horses are crammed into trailers and shipped across U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico, where they are slaughtered with outrageously brutal and inhumane methods, and then shipped into Europe and Asia to become "gourmet dishes."

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I am horrified by this sad reality and urge you to act now to protect America’s horses by re-introducing and supporting the SAFE act.

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