The federal Appropriations bill will be considered by the House Appropriations committee soon, and an amendment will be offered to prevent horse slaughter by defunding horse slaughter plant inspections.
Tell your legislators to Vote YES on the Moran Amendment to the House Appropriations Bill using HSUS Action Alert or by using below text to email directly to your reps.
Dear U.S. Representative,
Please support the amendment to defund horse slaughter inspections in the upcoming Appropriations bill. American taxpayer dollars should not be used to support the dark and predatory horse slaughter industry, which is opposed by 80% of Americans. Congress should not budget money for horse slaughter during these difficult fiscal times when widespread cuts are being made that affect our nation's most critical industries.
Not only is horse slaughter inherently cruel, but horsemeat is potentially toxic because American horses are routinely given hundreds of drugs and other substances, both legal and illegal, over their lifetimes that can be toxic to humans if ingested. These substances have not been approved and many have been specifically prohibited by the FDA for use in animals intended for human consumption. The slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil poses a serious threat to public health and puts the reputation of the U.S. agricultural industry at risk.