Join our State Anti-Horse Slaughter Campaign

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LOUISVILLE,KY (Horse Slaughter) — We need your help and support to fight against horse slaughter at the State level. Join us.

Here’s why.

Horse Meat Inspection Defunding

(1) If the defunding provision of USDA horse meat inspections continues so it cannot be exported for sale, we still need to continue working hard to close the transport to slaughter loophole.

(2) If the defunding provision of USDA horse meat inspections fails, we need to already be actively working at the State level to let lawmakers and elected official know its residents are strongly opposed to horse slaughter returning to U.S. soil in their State.

It doesn’t matter if horse slaughter is already banned in your State. There are movements afoot right now, specifically in Texas, to overturn the law against horse slaughter should the defunding language not make it into the Appropriations bill. Reports from feedlot operators in Texas tell us that they are scouting facilities for the re-opening of horse slaughter plants . . . plants, plural.

The Safe Act

We do not know if the federal bill banning horse slaughter — H.R. 113 — will be successful or not. It is in Committees and Subcommittees. That’s a lot to fight its way out of.

However, say that it is signed into law making the slaughter and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter illegal. There are enough paid traitors in Washington D.C. who will eagerly take blood money to overturn a ban on horse slaughter by sneaking language into an unsuspected piece of lengthy or obscure legislation.

There is no doubt about it. Pro horse slaughter forces are busy at work. We need to be busy at work  against horse slaughter.

Here’s how you can help.

Take a Stand

Please fill out the following form and go on record against horse slaughter so we can compile lists of residents against it to submit to State Governors, lawmakers and elected officials. Doing it here creates an electronic trail.

You must check the box if you are opposed to horse slaughter or we cannot use your submission.

Make a Donation

Make a donation to help with expenses. It is important that we have at least one lobbyist in every State responsible for leading our campaigns.

Local lobbyists are expert in area politics, the inner workings of their State legislatures (which vary widely across the country), who are “boots on the ground” able to provide us with information we can get no other way, even if we are physically there ourselves. Local lobbyists are always immensely helpful in identifying potential powerful allies (and enemies).

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Do More

Tweet State Governors. See this Twitter campaign from March Against Horse Slaughter »

 

Contact the President to issue an Executive Order banning horse slaughter

Contact President Obama asking him to sign an Executive Order banning horse slaughter and export for slaughter. Photo: Ruth Fremson / NYT

Dear President Obama:

I am contacting you to issue an Executive Order banning horse slaughter and transport for slaughter. To expedite matters, you can use the language in H.R. 503/S. 727.

The list of talking points is long and varied. I present you with just a few:

  • Formal and informal polls have shown that a majority of Americans are opposed to the slaughter of our horses, typically 7 out of 10 individuals polled; often as high as 8 out of 10.
  • Horse owners, lovers, advocates and members of the horse industry have been working to get a federal law enacted to stop the slaughter of American horses for the past 10 years.
  • Said legislation has been strongly favored with widespread bipartisan support, but continuously hindered by special interest groups, thwarting the will of the people.
  • Any federal legislation banning the slaughter of American horses has been successfully debated in Committee, and upon reaching a vote, passed by a large margin.
  • While there have been no horses legally slaughtered on American soil since 2007, just as many American horses are slaughtered for human consumption across our borders in Mexico and Canada as when they plants were open here in steadily increasing numbers.
  • Legislators in numerous states, seemingly at the behest of foreign plant owners, have been working to bring horse slaughter back to U.S. soil meaning burdensome, dangerous environmental impact.
  • Horses are not raised as food animals, but as sporting, leisure, service and companion animals. Therefore, they are routinely give medications banned from food producing animals.
  • According to reported statistics, 2/3rds of the horses slaughtered in Mexico and Canada for human consumption are American horses.
  • Horse abuse and abandonment has not increased since the shutting of horse slaughter plants in the U.S., economics conditions has.
  • Horse slaughter is not, and cannot be made, humane, as has been proved wherever horse slaughter exists.

I am looking to you, as my President, to do what the U.S. Congress has failed to do over the past decade, including the current Congress.

While I appreciate this may be an unprecedented step, I am appealing to you to take this action as a matter of last resort.

Please issue an Executive Order banning horse slaughter and export for slaughter for human consumption at your earliest opportunity.

Thank you for taking this necessary step to protect America’s equines.

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