What you can do


We begin this section on wild horses and slaughter with a fast action item dated 9/7/2018

Horse slaughter effects both wild and domestic horses. Once adopted or sold, wild horses fall under the same laws as our domestic horses. Tribal and state jurisdictions have no legal protections.

Slaughter is simply cruel.  Horses are inhumanely transported long distance, in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Horse slaughter is a predatory industry primarily used to facilitate over breeding for competitions like racing or reining. Sadly, the vast majority of the equines who become victims of this predatory and deceptive industry are young, healthy animals

U.S. horses are not raised for food. In the US we give a wide variety of drugs, and veterinary treatments, that make their meat unfit for human consumption. With domestic livestock intended for food we do not give them drugs that render their meat dangerous.

Congress must act to end this practice. You can help. 

The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113/S. 1706, would ban domestic horse slaughter and stop the export of horses for slaughter abroad. A majority of House members have signed onto the SAFE Act as sponsors and cosponsors. This bill should immediately schedule the bill for a floor vote.

There are a lot of bills in Congress right now that are helping to speed up destruction of habitat for our wild horses. These profit driven, fast tracked, bills are going to create devastating habitat loss. Then wild horses will be removed from the land. Once removed they are in the same danger as their domestic cousins of going to slaughter.

Call your representative in the House and say: 

 "Please ask House leaders to schedule the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113/S. 1706 for a floor vote. This bill would prevent horses from being exported for human consumption and I urge you to, please, vote to pass the SAFE Act."

Find your representative here: https://www.govtrack.us/