Protecting Horses from Slaughter and Unsafe Transport

AWI worked closely with Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on the reintroduction of the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (HR 3475/S 2037) in May. The SAFE Act—which would permanently shut down the horse slaughter industry in the United States—builds on existing statutory language (passed in the 2018 Farm Bill) that prohibits the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption. In June, Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) reintroduced the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HR 4241), a bill that would prohibit the inhumane and unsafe interstate transport of horses in a motor vehicle containing two levels stacked on top of one another.

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