Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 503/S. 727)
Although horses aren't being slaughtered for human consumption in the U.S., tens of thousands of them are being transported each year to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. Horses are subjected to intense suffering and abuse during the transport, then are inhumanely slaughtered to provide meat for other countries.
The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, introduced in 2009, would make it illegal to slaughter horses, or to transport horses across the border for slaughter, saving thousands of horses from cruelty and death.
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I am writing to ask you to support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 503/S. 727) to protect horses from the cruelty of being transported to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada. Even though there are no operating slaughterhouses in the U.S., tens of thousands of horses are sent across the border each year to be brutally slaughtered for their meat. The transport to these foreign plants subjects the horses to great suffering and abuse.
The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act would help put an end to the inhumane cruelty of horse transport and slaughter by making it illegal to ship, transport, buy, sell, deliver, receive, or possess a horse for slaughter for human consumption.
Please co-sponsor and support H.R. 503/S. 727 and protect American horses from the inhumane cruelty of being slaughtered for meat.
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