H.R.961 and S.2006 — Outlawing Slaughter


The goal of H.R.961 — The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019 (The “SAFE Act of 2019”) — To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States by outlawing their slaughter and export for slaughter.  S.2006 is its companion bill in the Senate.


 — 290 Cosponsors

290 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives is the magic number we need to take advantage of the Consensus Calendar rule which will move a bill and go straight to the House floor for debate and vote bypassing any Committees it is assigned to.

It is a matter of urgency that we do everything we can to get those 290 cosponsors.

We have achieved 240+ in the past, so we firmly believe this is doable. But it will take a nation. We are that nation. A horse loving nation.

Why Support It

Why our federal legislators should support H.R.961/S.2006.

The U.S. has a moral and ethical responsibility to bar toxic American horse meat from entering the human food chain. This bill will accomplish it, banning the slaughter of American horses in the U.S. and exporting them outside the U.S. for slaughter for human consumption.

Take Action

1. Find out who represents you in the U.S. House of Representatives at House.gov. Use the “look up” box upper righthand corner. You may need your zip+4 code. Find it here.

Already know your Representative? Great! Next step.

2. Find out if your Representative has cosponsored H.R. 961.

3. If your Representative has not cosponsored H.R. 961, contact them at House.gov and ask them to do so.

OR you may prefer to telephone your legislators. The Capitol Hill switchboard number is (202) 224 3121. You must know who they are before phoning. The operator will not look them up for you!


1. Be prepared with what you are going to say before you dial! We like to write down what we are going to say so we don’t leave anything out.

2. Be sure to leave your name, address, phone number and email address, and remember to request a response to your phone call.

If you have established an email relationship with your Representative’s office, use it!

— S. 2006: U.S. Senate

Contact both of your two U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor S.2006 online at Senate.gov, or by telephone as discussed above.

How a Bill Becomes Law

Go here for a general outline of how a bill becomes law »


Please make a donation, any amount, to help us monitor the activities surrounding these bills, and lobby to promote their passage. We have never had a better opportunity to outlaw the slaughter of American horses.

Thank you!

Updated June 28, 2019 to include S.2006.