We have effectively kept our horses safe from slaughter in the US by getting the defunding for USDA inspections into the budget this year. But last year there were over 170k horses that shipped from the US to Canada and Mexico for cruel and horrific slaughter. Horses in the US have been declared companion animals by the FDA in 1971, which means that they receive a myriad of medications that are toxic to humans and other species. Horse meat is unSAFE!
The SAFE Act S541/HR1094 will ensure that our horses will be kept safe from slaughter and horse slaughter transport to Canada and Mexico. This bill has been stuck in Committee since March 2013! We've gained a lot of support for these bills over the past year, and now we need it to get the floor for vote. Please be a voice for the voiceless!