Horse Transportation Safety Act, H.R.921
Double-decker trailers are designed for livestock such as cattle and hogs, not horses. Horses have a higher rate of injury when transported on double-decker trailers because they don't provide adequate headroom on both levels. The use of double-decker trailers has been banned by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for horses that are bound for slaughter facilities, but permitted for horses transported for other reasons — including rodeos.
If passed into federal law, the Horse Transportation Safety Act would amend Title 49 of the United States Code to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate commerce in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another.
Help put an end to transporting horses in double deck trailers on American roadways. Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to cosponsor this crucial legislation.