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Update: U.S. Horse Slaughter on Hold…for Now

July 16, 2013
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Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Act

Source ASPCA

We recently told you that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved applications for horse slaughter inspections at Valley Meat Company LLC in Roswell, New Mexico, and Responsible Transportation in Sigourney, Iowa. The USDA is likely to also grant horse slaughter inspections at Rains Natural Meats plant in Gallatin, Missouri, in the coming days.

This week we learned that no horse slaughter plants will be granted inspections until at least July 29 as a result of a lawsuit filed against the USDA by several animal welfare organizations.

This lawsuit buys critical time for our horses. The Agriculture Appropriations bills, which contain language that would prevent horse slaughter in the U.S., are expected to pass in the coming months. We are seeing building momentum for the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which would prevent the slaughter of horses in the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad and protect consumers from unknowingly ingesting toxic horse meat.

Please be a voice for horses TODAY: Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Act to end this horrific threat to American horses and protect the public. This is a pivotal time for horses and they need your voice more than ever!

too many animals on our plates
and now mr ed.
try eating healthy and humanely

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2013 12:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this. Signed it and will post more.
    Thank you.


  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 16, 2013 12:15 pm

    too many animals on our plates
    and now mr ed.
    try eating healthy and humanely


  3. July 16, 2013 12:35 pm



  4. July 16, 2013 1:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Horses are safe…for now. Please help to make this permanent.


  5. July 17, 2013 8:47 am

    I am an Animal Guardian through the ASPCA and have signed this …thank you so much for caring and sharing too. With the Grace of God, these majestic creatures will continue to roam free, unhindered, for many many many years to come.


  6. July 20, 2013 6:09 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    Keep up the pressure!! Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the SAFE Act!!!


  7. July 21, 2013 9:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Illuminate.


  8. July 21, 2013 9:12 pm

    Signed and reblogged 🙂



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