Join Jillian Michaels and Act Now to Ban Horse Slaughter!

Every year, tens of thousands of magnificent American horses are crammed into livestock trailers and trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico—and we may soon see slaughterhouses opening in states like New Mexico and Oklahoma. 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. Many of these horses are former companion animals or were used for sport and have been treated with drugs that are not safe for human consumption. That's why Jillian Michaels of NBC's The Biggest Loser hit Capitol Hill with PETA to urge members of Congress to sign onto the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act of 2013 (S. 541/H.R. 1094), which would stop live export of American horses for their meat and prevent slaughter within our borders. Jillian helped secure support for the bill from her California senators, Barbara Boxer (pictured here with Jillian) and Dianne Feinstein. Won't you reach out to enlist support from your elected officials?

Passing a complete ban on horse slaughter has never been more important. Please use the form below to join Jillian in urging your senators and representative to cosponsor the SAFE Act, which if passed, would effectively end the slaughter of American horses for food—both here and abroad.

Last year, Jillian came to the rescue after PETA investigators found Royale With Speed—the grandson of Triple Crown winner Secretariat—in a crowded "kill pen" at a livestock auction in Iowa. Royale With Speed, who had contracted a contagious disease known as strangles and was severely dehydrated and feverish, was sold to a meat buyer for just $350. PETA investigators followed one transporter from the meat buyer's property in Iowa to a slaughterhouse in Québec and witnessed how the 33 horses aboard the trailer endured this 36-hour ordeal in subfreezing conditions and were never given food, water, or a chance to unload. Undercover footage taken inside the Québec facility revealed that at least 40 percent of the horses were still conscious after receiving a captive-bolt shot to the head. One horse suffered through an agonizing 11 shots before finally collapsing. Fortunately, Jillian and PETA were able to save Royale With Speed, who has regained his health at his forever home, but tens of thousands of other horses continue to be sent to slaughter.

With your help, we can put a stop to this grisly business. Thank you!


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