Sparing Horses from Slaughterhouses

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The U.S. Congress has just enacted a bill that will prohibit the USDA from inspecting horse slaughter facilities, which will essentially prohibit them from operating.

The U.S. Congress has enacted a bill that will prohibit the USDA from inspecting horse slaughter facilities, which will essentially prohibit the operation of such places.

Paws Up!
To the U.S. Congress for enacting The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which contains a provision that basically shuts down horse slaughter facilities in the United States.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from spending money on the inspection of horse slaughter facilities. Without the money to pay for inspections, horse slaughter facilities cannot operate.

While this is a victory for our equine friends, Congress still needs to pass the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013, which will prohibit horses to be shipped to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.

Take Action: Contact your legislators and thank them for passing The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 and ask them to do likewise with the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013. Senators and representatives need to hear from their constituents.

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