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For horses to be spared cruel and needless deaths.

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The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are pleased that the 2017 omnibus spending bill includes provisions directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect our nation’s wild horses and burros. The bill prevents the BLM and its contractors from sending...

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Our troubled economy has a trickle-down effect onto animals. Horse owners who struggle financially often find it difficult to adequately care for their high-maintenance animals. The result is a record-high number of horses who suffer from neglect or starvation. Some are even being sent to slaughter...

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Horses are strong and resilient.

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Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 1942...

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Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of inhumane horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. Senators Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham...

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MEDIA DOWNLOADS Supporters of horse slaughter put forth many arguments to support their position. But if you look at the facts, you'll see the truth: The slaughter of horses for meat is not only unnecessary and inhumane, it is also harmful in many ways. Below are answers to some of the most common...

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Documents released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) contain shocking images of the extreme suffering of horses transported to U.S.-based slaughter plants. Animals' Angels, a Maryland-based animal protection organization, obtained the photos as the result of a Freedom of...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation today to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad. Introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), the...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing today on “Improving Safety and Transparency in America’s Food and Drugs.” Included on the agenda for this hearing was the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961), federal...

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Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113...

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The HSUS, ASPCA, AWI, HSLF

WASHINGTON—Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad. The John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American...

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Live animals in cages at a wet market in China

It began, almost certainly, in a bat. Then, just as SARS jumped to civets from bats, the virus that causes COVID-19 passed to another mammal, possibly a pangolin. Finally, late last year, the new coronavirus most likely jumped to humans in a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, a densely populated city...

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by Karen E. Lange

Horses in the U.S. are not raised for food. They are bred for transportation, farm work, sport and companionship—not for meat. But some groups are eager to bring horse slaughter plants back to the U.S.—despite the terrible cruelty of horse slaughter, the risks to human health associated with tainted...

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Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The HSUS, HSLF, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. (See letter and list of fifty plus signatures from actors, singers, screenwriters...

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Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)

WASHINGTON—The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud the 218 Representatives—constituting a majority of the U.S. House—who have signed on as sponsors and cosponsors of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act to finally bring an end to the export...

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The real-life story behind Harry and Snowman, a documentary by director and producer Ron Davis, reads like the plot of a fictional blockbuster: The film shares how Harry deLeyer (a Dutch immigrant who fled to the U.S. to escape the Nazis) and Snowman (the horse he saved from slaughter) became...

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Kelly L. Williams

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee failed to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil. The amendment to the agriculture appropriations bill, offered by Rep. Sam Farr, D—Calif., resulted in a tie vote, with the Chair of the Committee, Hal Rogers...

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