Every year over 100,000 U.S. horses of all types are inhumanely transported across our borders and then killed for their meat, which is shipped overseas for human consumption. According to the Humane Society of the United States, some horsemeat also ends up being sold and consumed in the U.S., often passed off as other types of meat.
What can concerned animal lovers do to help stop the cruel horsemeat trade? The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1942 and S. 1214), now under consideration in the U.S. Congress, would ban domestic horse slaughter and prevent the export of U.S. horses for slaughter abroad. You can show your support for this bill by calling your senators and representatives and urging them to pass the bill.
The HSUS also has a letter on their website that you can sign and send to Congress. You can also check out this brief informational video to learn more:
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