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Help Save Horses From Slaughter

U.S. residents only - use the form at the bottom of this page to send a fax to your U.S. Senators and Representative

It is estimated that more than 100,000 horses from the U.S. are shipped to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico each year. In 2011, President Obama signed a bill stripped of language which had previously defunded inspections at horse slaughterhouses, which opened the door once again to legal horse slaughter in the U.S. Now, some states are moving forward to establish slaughterhouses. If any of these are approved, it will mark the first slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. since 2007. Time is running out.Horses, BLM photo

In response to public outrage, some in Congress are finally acting to safeguard horses from ending up in slaughterhouses, but they need to see that you support their efforts. U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), recently introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (S. 541/H.R. 1094). The Act would ban horse slaughter in the U.S., as well as banning the export of horses to other countries to be slaughtered for human consumption.

It is important that your legislators hear from you directly, so they know that their constituents support the humane treatment of horses.

What you can do:1) Use the form below to ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to support the SAFE Act today.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Please co-sponsor and support the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (S. 541/H.R. 1094), which would ban horse slaughter in the U.S., as well as banning the export of horses to other countries to be slaughtered for human consumption.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]