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Update: U.S. Horse Slaughter on Hold…for Now

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Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Act


We recently told you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved applications for horse slaughter inspections at Valley Meat Company LLC in Roswell, New Mexico, and Responsible Transportation in Sigourney, Iowa. The USDA is likely to also grant horse slaughter inspections at Rains Natural Meats plant in Gallatin, Missouri, in the coming days.

This week we learned that no horse slaughter plants will be granted inspections until at least July 29 as a result of a lawsuit filed against the USDA by several animal welfare organizations.

This lawsuit buys critical time for our horses. The Agriculture Appropriations bills, which contain language that would prevent horse slaughter in the U.S., are expected to pass in the coming months. We are seeing building momentum for the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would prevent the slaughter of…

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Take Action to Stop the Horse Meat Industry (petition)

Photo - HappyBunch by Saskia Jansen

Photo – HappyBunch by Saskia Jansen


From blog:

Send an email to the members of the committees currently considering passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports Act. Respectfully demand a full hearing on the bill pending in each chamber!

This bill is an excellent safeguard to protect people from the dangers of eating horsemeat, and a way to assure that the law protects horses. Let’s keep our laws strong in protecting horses from cruel and inhumane practices.

Go to for more info.