Additionally, long-distance transport is an inherent aspect of this industry. Please note that while the SAFE Act would protect horses from slaughter to be sold for meat, it does not protect horses from being culled and killed by the Bureau of Land Management. August 10, 1. The idea of eating horse meat goes against our very culture.
The two Texas facilities shut down after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law prohibiting the sale of horse meat.
Until this practice is banned and Congress passes a law against slaughter here in the U. We should no more be slaughtering our horses for export than we should slaughter our dogs or cats for export to countries where their meat is eaten.
Not only are the transport and slaughter procedures used for horses considered inhumane by citizens, industry professionals, animal protection groups and a number of professional organizations, including Veterinarians for Equine Welfare, but allocating funds for USDA inspections of horse meat and perpetuating this cruelty at the expense of the taxpayer is reprehensible.
Inthe State of Illinois enacted a ban on horse slaughter, shutting the slaughterhouse there, the last one operating in the U.
Some arrive at the slaughterhouses severely injured from being kicked or trampled by other frantic horses. Horses bound for slaughter who may include pregnant mares, foals and horses who are injured or blind are commonly shipped for more than 24 hours at a time in crowded trucks without food, water or rest.
American horses need all the help they can get. Additionally, horses are not raised for human consumption in the U.
The bill would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and ban their export abroad for that purpose—but we need your help to ensure Congress passes this important legislation.
Reopening slaughterhouses in America is not the answer to ending this form of cruelty. Inthat number dipped to just under 80, Bythere were only three horse slaughterhouses remaining in the U. At these sales, horses are transported under extremely cruel and inhumane conditions, sometimes traveling thousands of miles in overcrowded carriers with little to no food, water or rest.
People who starve their horses and get money for them by selling them for slaughter are essentially being rewarded for breaking the law.
InCalifornians made history by passing Proposition 6, the first successful state initiative to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
Observations of a Former Horse Killer Horse Slaughter—An American Disgrace Horse slaughter is the way by which irresponsible people get rid of their unwanted horses quickly and for a profit.
Slaughterhouses are not clean or green enterprises and these facilities have proved to be environmentally damaging as well as economically draining to the communities that have housed them.The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today harshly criticized the Trump Administration for ignoring the will of the public (including the vast majority of Trump voters) and scientific recommendations by continuing to push for the mass slaughter of America’s iconic wild horses and burros.
The Thoroughbred named Platinum Ticket was injured, emaciated, and at a low-end auction. He was purchased by known kill buyer Tara Michelle Sanders for Thompson’s Horse Lot and Co.
The documentary Platinum Ticket's Last Ride shows the horse slaughter pipeline for 80K American horses. Click to watch.
Horse Slaughter Abroad. Looking at data from toan average ofAmerican horses were trucked over our borders each year to slaughter facilities in Mexico and Canada. Inthat number dipped to just under 80, Reopening slaughterhouses in America is not the answer to ending this form of cruelty.
End Slaughter of American Horses. 1K likes. Passage of a permanent slaughter ban to prohibit horse slaughter - and the transport of horses for this purpose. U.S. Senators from New Jersey, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Maine are bringing forth a Senate version of the SAFE Act, which would ban the slaughter of horses on.
The recently reintroduced Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R.will permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. and stop their export abroad for that purpose.Download