The Carter-Fitzpatrick amendment, which would ban the transport of American slaughter-bound equines across state lines and over U.S. borders, was offered to the INVEST Act, H.R.3684. On June 30, 2021, it passed the U.S. House by a voice vote. The amendment was not included in the Senate's infrastructure package, so now it's up to the U.S. House to maintain the provision.
It's crucial that U.S. Representatives are contacted by their constituents. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to their offices.
Suggested phone script: As a voting constituent, I'm calling to urge (your legislator's name) to support language that will prohibit the transport of slaughter-bound equines across state lines and over U.S. borders in the final infrastructure bill.
The humane treatment of horses is an important issue to me, and protecting them from being slaughtered for human consumption is paramount. In addition to the barbaric process the horses endure while being killed and butchered, the road to the slaughterhouse is also rife with cruelty and suffering. After being purchased by kill buyers, the horses are trucked long distances to Mexico or Canada without food, water or rest. Many are injured or die in transit.
I urge (your legislator's name) to support the effort to protect our nation's equines from being live-exported to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A VOICE FOR THE HORSES. TOGETHER, WE WILL STOP THE SLAUGHTER!