We need your help to permanently ban horse slaughter in the United States. Please contact your members of Congress today.
Horses Need Your Voice, Please Speak Up Today
Urge your members of Congress to support the SAFE ACT
In the midst of the Triple Crown excitement, we can't lose sight of the horses who are not in the limelight. Each year approximately 150,000 American horses are trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they are brutally slaughtered. This is a terrifying end for these animals, who often endure painful, repeated blows to the head before being dismembered—sometimes while still alive and conscious. Many are former racehorses and show ponies.
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act is critical legislation being considered by your federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C., which would protect horses by prohibiting their slaughter for human consumption in the U.S. and banning their export for that purpose.
But until this ban is in place, every horse, even the one in the winner’s circle today, is just one bad sale away from the slaughterhouse.
What You Can Do
The cruel, unnecessary and predatory practice of horse slaughter can be stopped for good, but we need your help. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center today to quickly and easily contact your U.S. senators and representative and urge them to support and cosponsor the SAFE Act.
It is critical that your legislators hear from constituents like you in support of this bill. Even if you have contacted them before, please do so again.
Thank you, America, for being a voice for horses.
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