To Outlaw Horse 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.
Our Goal in the House
— H.R. 961: 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 allow a Bill to bypass Committee and go straight to the House floor for debate and vote.
So it is critical 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 on U.S. soil and their export for slaughter for human consumption.
Already know your Representative? Great! Next step.
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
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.
Updated June 28, 2019 to include S. 2006.