Each year, more than 100,000 American horses—working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported long distances in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Then they are brutally slaughtered, and their meat is shipped overseas for human consumption. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they’d been given the chance.
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 1094/S. 541, will permanently keep horse slaughter plants out of the U.S. and end the export of horses abroad for slaughter.Act now
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February 9, 2015
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January 21, 2015
An Oklahoma state court will decide whether to limit Attorney General Scott Pruitt in his nearly yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification of The Humane Society of the United States.
December 17, 2014
With President Obama signing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, the United States will continue to forbid the domestic slaughter of horses for human consumption.
December 8, 2014
The European Commission dealt a game-changing blow to the North American horse slaughter industry with its decision to impose a moratorium on the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office.