Stop Horse Slaughter: Email Your Representative & Senators

Horse slaughter could resume in the U.S. if you don't act now.

America's horses -- domestic and wild -- urgently need our help. As Congress considers the 2016 budget, it's time to let your Senators and Representative know that you oppose horse slaughter. If Congress does not act to prohibit federal funding for horse slaughter inspections, U.S. horse slaughter plants, closed since 2007, could reopen their doors. The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed an anti-horse slaughter amendment to the 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill, but the House Appropriations Committee voted against a similar amendment. This means that the full House and Senate will decide whether or not horse slaughter can resume in the U.S.

Please take a moment to edit and send a letter that will be sent to your Senators and Representative urging them to vote in favor of the anti-horse slaughter amendments to the 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bills. Let your elected officials know that Congress must act to continue the ban on U.S. horse slaughter. Also, urge them to co-sponsor the SAFE (Safeguard American Food Exports Act -  R1942/S1214) to permanently ban U.S. horse slaughter and prohibit the export of horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.  Each of us needs to speak up to protect America's horses -- both domestic and wild -- from the cruelest of fates - slaughter! 

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