Act Now to Ban Horse Slaughter!

Every year, more than 100,000 American horses are crammed into livestock trailers and trucked to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico—and we may again see slaughterhouses opening here in the U.S. Many of these horses are former companions or were used for sport and have been treated with drugs that are not safe for human consumption.

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 was sick with a contagious disease known as strangles, was sold to a meat buyer for just $350. PETA followed a trailer from the meat buyer's property in Iowa to a slaughterhouse in Québec and witnessed how the 33 horses 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. PETA was able to save Royale With Speed, but tens of thousands of other horses continue to be sent to slaughter every year.

Please use the form to urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015 (H.R. 1942) and the John Rainey Memorial Safeguard American Food Exports Act (S. 1214), which would prevent horse slaughter in the U.S, end the transport of American horses to foreign slaughterhouses, and prevent the public from consuming horseflesh laden with drug residues. If passed, this legislation would effectively end the slaughter of American horses for food—both here and abroad.


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