Sen. Landrieu, Reps. Meehan & Moran, school children and other horse activists push for permanent ban on horse slaughter.
On May 15th, 2013, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, D-Pa., and U.S. Representative Jim Moran, D-Va., co-sponsors of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, will join school children and citizen advocates on Capitol Hill for a press conference to kick off “Horses on the Hill.” Participants will spend the day pushing for passage of the Safeguard AmericanFood Exports (SAFE) Act, which will prohibit horse slaughter operations in the U.S., end the current export and slaughter of more than 150,000 American horses abroad each year and prevent the public from consuming toxic horsemeat.
The event is co-sponsored by the Animal Welfare Institute, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the Humane Society of the United States. After the press conference, horse advocates - including local school children and young equestrians - will meet with legislators to ask that they permanently protect our nation’s horses from
WHEN: Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
Rep. Patrick Meehan, D-Pa.
Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.
Bonnie-Jill Laflin, sports commentator, actress, horse owner
Wendie Malick, actress
Brittany Wallace, horse sold into slaughter, but rescued at last minute
Stacia Madden, equestrian and award winning show jumping trainer
John Boyd, president, National Black Farmers Association