The American Wild Horse Campaign asks residents to help protect America's wild and domestic horses from slaughter. Photo submitted

Tell your senators, representative: Pass the SAFE Act!

These apparently healthy wild horses were recently gathered during the Bureau of Land Management’s Stinkingwater HMA Roundup. Photo submitted

Each year, tens of thousands of American horses — both wild and domestic — are brutally slaughtered for human consumption in Canada and Mexico, and the meat is sent overseas to foreign countries. These horses suffer long journeys without adequate food, water or rest to slaughter plants where they meet a brutal and terrifying end.

While we’ve managed to keep horse slaughter plants closed in the U.S., we must now stop the export of horses across the border for slaughter. Throughout history, these animals have stood by us as our companions and partners in work and sport, and are cherished symbols of the West.

To slaughter them is a complete betrayal.

U.S. Representatives Vern Buchanan and Jan Schakowsky and Senators Robert Menendez and Lindsay Graham reintroduced the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3475/S. 2307) to permanently ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption and to ban the export of equines to foreign countries for slaughter.

Take action today to urge your representative and senators to sign on as cosponsors.

How to help

  1. Take a moment to send a message to your U.S. Representative to help end horse slaughter once and for all by cosponsoring the SAFE Act!
    2. Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and ask to be connected to your U.S. representative and senator. You will likely be asked to leave a message. Simply say:

“I’m a constituent, and I’m calling to ask you to please cosponsor the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3475/S. 2307.) Horses and burros deserve to be protected from the cruel, predatory horse slaughter industry.”