The Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act will ban horse slaughter facilities in the U.S., end the live-export of American horses for slaughter in Canada and Mexico, and protect the public from consuming toxic horsemeat.
Horse Soring is the intentional infliction of pain in order to exaggerate the high stepping gait of horses. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act will ban the use of devices implicated in the practice of soring, strengthen penalties, and make other reforms needed to finally end this torture.
Millions of donkeys are being brutally slaughtered each year for the sole purpose of creating a Chinese medicine known as ejiao. Despite it being an unethical commodity, sites such as Amazon continue to allow the sale of donkey skin products on their platforms. The Ejiao Act, H.R.5203, would ban the import or export of ejiao products in the United States, effectively shutting down the sales pipeline into the USA.
Domestic livestock grazing on public lands is a leading cause of conflict with other uses, including wild horses. The Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act would provide ranchers the option to relinquish their contractual agreements. Reducing sheep and cattle on public lands will help restore ecological health and help protect wildlife throughout the Western states.
If passed into federal law, the Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act would establish a dedicated animal cruelty crimes division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes — which include animal fighting and horse soring.