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 American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act will ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption
(posted:10/6/05, 3:34:30 PM)

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act will ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for human consumption. Last year alone 65,976 horses were slaughtered in one of the three foreign-owned, US-based horse slaughtering facilities located in Texas and Illinois. H.R. 503, The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act has been reintroduced in the US House by Congressman John Sweeney (R-NY), Co-chair of the Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressman John Spratt, Jr. (D-SC) and Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY). Last year 228 bipartisan Members of Congress cosponsored the bill, lets reach that number again. Horses have served humans throughout history, carrying us on their backs, tilling our fields, drawing wagons and carriages, enriching our lives as friends and companions. In the United States, horses have never been raised for human consumption. DETAILS - CLICK HERE



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