New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

On May 24, 2007, the last slaughterhouse in the US producing horsemeat for human consumption was closed by State statute. The export of horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter, however, continues unabated. More than 1.5 million American horses were sent across US borders for slaughter in Mexico and Canada from 2001-2020. There was a… Continue reading New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

The trouble with horse meat

Ground horse meat. Source:

How toxic is horse meat? The answer is — very. There are approximately one hundred and ten (110!) drugs administered to horses over their lifetimes that are illegal to administer to animals raised for human consumption. Equines are medicated with wormers, antibiotics, fly sprays, diuretics and Phenylbutazone (a pain killer once administered to people and… Continue reading The trouble with horse meat

SAFE Act needs your support

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Keep wild horses and burros wild

LETTER TO THE EDITORSC TimesTammi Adams | Elk RiverAug. 26, 2021 To the Editor: The Congressional Research Service recently reported the true cost of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program. From the report: “For FY2021, the appropriation for BLM management of wild horses and burros was $115.7 million, a 14% increase… Continue reading Keep wild horses and burros wild

Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.

Please take action on these bills. In this day and age, it is quicker and easier than ever. With so much at stake, we hope you will contact Congress on behalf of our horses. However much time it takes, we as horse lovers and defenders should be willing to give it. If you already know… Continue reading Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now

TAKE ACTION — H.R.3355 On May 19, 2021, Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9], introduced H.R.3355 in the 117th U.S. Congress (2021-2022): "To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes."… Continue reading New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now

USTA endorses SAFE Act

Harness Racing reports: KEN WEINGARTNER — The United States Trotting Association announced Friday (April 10) that it has endorsed the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act of 2019 (H. R. 961), which states that “the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human… Continue reading USTA endorses SAFE Act

Support H.R.961 now

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Calling all Americans! We end March with one last plea to ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 961 to help us reach 290 cosponsors which will release the bill from its Committee assignments and get it onto the U.S. House floor for a vote. H.R.961 currently has 228 cosponsors.… Continue reading Support H.R.961 now

Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

Calling all Americans. Do you have a Republican Representative in the U.S. House? If so, help boost Republican support of the SAFE Act by asking your Representative to cosponsor H.R.961. Here's why. There are 435 voting members in the U.S. House. 218 equals a majority. As of this writing the SAFE Act has 228 cosponsors. However, in… Continue reading Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

Horse Slaughter Subcommittee Hearing and video

Abraham Lincoln with Horse, statue, Washington D.C.

H.R.961 — the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019 (or SAFE Act) — was introduced by Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9] on February 4, 2019 and referred to the U.S. House Energy & Commerce and Agriculture committees, along with a Subcommittee of each. At long last an anti horse slaughter bill was given a… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Subcommittee Hearing and video