HORSE SLAUGHTER BILL HAS PASSED —
Despite public outcry, Commercial Horse Slaughter will be legal in Oklahoma, beginning November 1st of this year — Unless something changes on the Federal level.
SAFE, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (HR1094, S541) has been proposed to the US House and Senate. This bill would outlaw the killing of American horses for human consumption and would prohibit transporting them across the border for slaughter in Mexico or Canada.
Please contact your US Senators and Representative and urge them to support this important piece of legislation.
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In addition,the White House’s 2014 Budget recommends that Congress block spending for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect U.S. horse slaughter plants. Without USDA inspections, these plants cannot sell horse meat. This is similar to a measure put in place in 2005, but allowed to expire in 2011. Please urge your federal legislators to bar the funding USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants in the 2014 budget.