STOP #animalabuse !! One more chance to help—save American horses & protect our U.S. food supply.
We recently told you about the cruel slaughter of American horses shipped overseas for human consumption (see our recent posts) We also told you about the serious threat to the U.S. food supply if the growing scandal in Europe of horse meat found in "beef" products spreads to America.
Grocery store and restaurant chains in Europe were found to be selling frozen “beef” products made of horse meat—and testing showed hundreds of beef products contained traces of horse DNA.
Crucial new legislation, titled the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1094/S. 541), was recently introduced in Congress that will protect consumers from toxic horsemeat and end the cruel slaughter of America's horses as well as their export for slaughter abroad.
Horse slaughter is fraught with terror, pain, and suffering. In the past, plants that existed in the U.S. had a history of polluting local water supplies, lowering property values, and were a drain on local economies. Horses are not raised for food and over the course of their lives are given a wide variety of drugs and veterinary treatments that make their meat unfit for human consumption.
The threat of dozens of veterinary drugs commonly used to treat horses ending up in the food chain, as well as the lack of any tracking mechanisms when horses are scooped up from random sources and put into the horse slaughter pipeline, is something we must stop. But we need your help to do it. Together, we can give horses and other animals the protections they deserve from cruelty and abuse. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITIONS: