Horses held in a pen awaiting export for slaughter to Mexico. Photo by Kathy Milani for HSUS.

Will you help stop horse slaughter?

H.R. 961, a bill pending in the nation’s capitol, that will ban horse slaughter and export for slaughter, has 190 cosponsors.

In order to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar rule[1], we need 290 cosponsors. That’s 100 more. Will you help our horses get those critical cosponsors? 

Using the Consensus Calendar rule is how the horse soring bill got its debate and vote on the House Floor, winning by a spectacular margin of 333-96.

Remember, every single horse slaughter prevention bill but one has died in committee[2]. This is a heaven sent opportunity to save our horses from slaughter. No matter how disheartened we have become over the years, let’s not fail to use it.

Time is of the essence. We can’t wait until next year’s session to get this done. There will still be so much left to do — like tackling the Senate! Let’s get the House bill wrapped up now, in the next couple of months.

Are you willing to take 10, 15, perhaps 20 minutes of your time to help get H.R.961 to 290 cosponsors?

Please telephone your U.S. Representative, or create a free account PopVox account using an email and password to contact your U.S. Representative today[3]. If you know of a quicker or better way, then please use it. We don’t care.

Oh, and please share this far and wide!


[1]  Pelosi and McGovern Unveil Details of Rules Package for the 116th Congress ( website/Rules) »

[2]  Died in Committee (Tuesday’s Horse) » Horse Slaughter Legislative Timeline  (The Horse Fund; linked below by year) »

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[3] Contacting Congress (Tuesday’s Horse) »





14 thoughts on “Will you help stop horse slaughter?”

  1. Please stop this terrible, terrible crime! These are American’s wild iconic horses !!! How on earth can you kill them??? Take your cattle somewhere else!


  2. Horses are a Noble beast and should not be slaughtered. It is inhumane and not goid for human consumption. Horse meat can kill when bute, banamine and ivermectin are common in shipped horses. Horse slaughter is not allowed in the US. Transport must be shut down to Mexico and Canada and by airplane to Japan and Europe.


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