Did you know that over 100,000 horses were savagely slaughtered for human consumption right here in the United States last year? It’s an appalling statistic, but thankfully a recent court ruling has shut the three foreign-owned horse slaughter plants that were responsible for these senseless deaths.
However, there remains one glaring loophole that is keeping our horses vulnerable to this brutal practice: it is still legal to ship American horses across the border to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered, a tragic fate that befell almost tens of thousands of these majestic animals last year.
Such treatment is simply unacceptable, which is why Senator Mary Landrieu has joined with the Humane Society to lead a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sponsoring the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act in the United States Senate. This bill would close the export loophole once and for all, and would place a permanent ban on the brutal practice of horse slaughter in our country.
But we need your help to make this vital piece of legislation law, so I hope you’ll click on the link below to join me in signing on as a citizen co-sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act!