An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments.
The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines and to Canada or Mexico for slaughter for human consumption.
“Horses aren’t bred for food, and Americans don’t want them bought under false pretenses, forced into overcrowded trailers, tormented on a thousand-mile journey, and then prodded to slaughterhouses,” said U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, D-La., a tireless champion for horse protection who led the amendment. “This range of support only happens because it’s something Americans agree on. It’s time to turn that agreement to action and fully ban the transportation of horses for slaughter.”
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