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Legislation Important for the Cause

115th Congress (2017-2018)

horse awaiting slaughter

H.R. 113
Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017
To prohibit the sale or transport of equines and equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption.

To truly end the slaughter of our American horses once and for all, we must pass this very important federal legislation. Each of us can do our part by contacting our representatives asking them to co-sponsor. To find your representative please go to: Contact Congress

Many people believe that horse slaughter has ended because the three US horse slaughter plants have closed. This is not true. The slaughter of American horses continues: our horses are cruelly transported thousands of miles to Canada and Mexico.



A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes. PASS ACT

Double Decker Transportation

Since October 7, 2011 the new amendment of the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Regulation is in effect, making it illegal to use double deck trailers for any transport of slaughter horses. However, the protection of the regulation is only as good as its enforcement.

On June 27, 2011 Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk and New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg introduced the Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2011, S.B. 1281. This bill would ban the use of double decked trailers to transport any and all horses. Please join us. Help us write a respectful and humane legacy for the next generations of our country.


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