H.R. 961 — Take Action Indiana

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H.R. 961 — The “SAFE Act of 2019”

A big shout out to all you great horse loving Hoosiers!

Are you ready to take action and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961 (The SAFE Act of 2019), out of Committee and onto the House Floor for a vote? Right now H.R. 961 has 155 cosponsors. Our target — 290!

Below are all of the U.S. Representatives from the State of Indiana. If they have already cosponsored they are marked with a big YES. As of this writing, you will see there is not a single, solitary YES.


District 1: Pete Visclosky [D]
District 2: Jackie Walorski [R]
District 3: Jim Banks [R]
District 4: Jim Baird [R]
District 5: Susan Brooks [R]
District 6: Greg Pence [R]
District 7: André Carson [D]
District 8: Larry Bucshon [R]
District 9: Trey Hollingsworth [R]

• Source: Congress.gov — H.R. 961 Cosponsors by State in Alphabetical Order.

Citizens of Indiana, if you have already contacted your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 961 please contact them again! Remind them that this is not only about protecting America’s horses from slaughter but also people from exposure to horse meat full of toxins dangerous to human health. More below.


For those new to the process, here’s a link that walks you through it. Should take about 10 minutes. If you already know who represents you, it will be even quicker.

Please note that this is a bipartisan issue.

Magic Number — 290

We need a minimum of 290 cosponsors to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar Rule which we can use to move the Bill onto the House Floor for debate and vote regardless of Committee assignments.

As of this writing, H.R. 961 has 155 cosponsors. We gained 4 in one week. Well done!

Horse Slaughter & H.R. 961

H.R. 961 is not just about eliminating toxic horse meat from the human food chain, as important as that is. It is also very much about eliminating the slaughter of American horses on U.S. soil and transporting them outside the U.S. for the purposes of slaughter.

The language is quite specific. Under SEC. 3. PROHIBITIONS it reads:


“(3) the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human consumption is hereby prohibited.”.

Read full Bill text here »


Share this on Twitter. Popular hashtags are #HR961 #Yes2SAFE #HorseMeat #FoodSafety #NoToxicHorseMeat

Last updated 6/19/19 7:56 a.m. EST


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