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
News & Events
July 23, 2014
Where Are They Now? Catching Up With a Few Animals Whose Plights, Flights and Remarkable Spirits Touched Our Hearts
Meet 15 animals rescued by The HSUS who have found their way home from desperate situations.
June 20, 2014
Wild Red defends his mares from the white-masked stallion on a Central Idaho wild horse preserve.
May 22, 2014
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a provision that would prevent any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.
March 5, 2014
President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal includes a request for Congress to continue the prohibition on spending tax dollars to inspect horse slaughter plants. The ban—which is strongly supported by The Humane Society of the United States—prevents horses from being slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption. A similar spending prohibition was put in place from 2005 until 2011 and then re-instated in the FY 2014 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in January. The restriction on funding has effectively shut the door to the grisly horse slaughter industry on U.S. soil.