Each year, more than 130,000 U.S. horses are crammed into trailers and trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico—and now they are being slaughtered in the U.S. as well.
After a long and frightening journey, these horses are shot with a rifle or a captive-bolt gun, are hoisted by one leg into the air, and have their throats slit so that their flesh can be sold to other countries for human consumption. Thoroughbred racehorse Coming Home was hours from being trucked to a slaughterhouse when a PETA investigator rescued her. PETA found a permanent home for this gentle mare, but the fate of tens of thousands of other cast-off racehorses is terrifying and gruesome. The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 1176/H.R. 2966) would prohibit shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donating horses and other equines for human consumption. If passed, it would effectively end the use of U.S. horses for food—both here and abroad.Please tell your members of Congress today that you support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 1176/H.R. 2966) and urge them to vote in favor of this critically needed legislation.
Dear [Decision Maker],