Thursday, May 2, 2013

Please Help Pass the SAFE Act to End the Slaughter of Our Horses

Update 5/2/2013

Pennsylvanian or not, if you oppose the killing of our horses for overseas human consumption please speak up for them.  Two bills have been introduced, one in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives that will finally ban horse slaughter and the transport of our horses out of the country for slaughter.  We desperately need to get these bills passed.  As tax paying voters you need to let your two Senators and one Representative how you feel about these bills.  Below is a summary. And again, whether you are a Pennsylvanian or not there is a link at the bottom of this post that will help you find out who your legislators are and how to contact them easily.

Please speak up for the horses!

Senate Bill:

S. 541  Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013
Sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu [LA] 3/12/2013

6 Current Cosponsors:

Sen Richard Blumenthal [CT] 4/9/2013
Sen Susan Collins [ME] 4/9//2013
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand [NY] 4/17/2013
Sen Lindsey Graham [SC] 3/12/2013
Sen Robert Menendez [NJ] 3/21/2013
Sen Sheldon Whitehouse, [RI] 4/9/2013

Bill in the House of Representatives:

HR 1094 Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013
Sponsored by Representative Patrick Meehan [PA] 3/12/2013

4/2/2013 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit

Now up to 86 Current Cosponsors! (8 new co-sponsors since last update 4/24):

Find all of them here:

Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the sale or transport of equines (horses and other members of the equidae family) or their parts (including flesh, meat, and viscera), or the importing or exporting of equines or their parts into or out of the United States, by any person who knows or should have known that such equines are to be slaughtered for human consumption as food.


The PA Reps who have co-sponsored to date are:

Rep Brady
Rep Cartwright
Rep Fitzpatrick
Rep Gerlach
Rep Marino
Rep Schwartz

We can be very proud that our own Representative Patrick Meehan sponsored this bill and got the ball rolling!

Please call both of your Senators and your Representative to thank them for suppporting the SAFE Act or to ask them to do so!

If you don't know how to go about doing that, here's a very easy website to use.  All you do is enter your zip code and it will take you to contact info for both of your senators and your representative.  Please speak up.  Our horses need you to be their voices!

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The face of death

The face of death
#396, A kind, gentle Thoroughbred

All that is left

All that is left
I will never forget him...I promise. I am so sorry, #396...I don't even have a name for you...

Why would you take my life? Am I a food source animal?

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