Source: Children 4 Horses
U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, joined U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, on April 22, 2015, to introduce the bipartisan SAFE Act – Safeguard American Food Exports Act – of 2015 to address the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting horses outside of the United States for human consumption.
“For centuries, horses have embodied the spirit of American freedom and pride. To that end, horses are not raised for food – permitting their transportation for the purposes of being slaughtered for human consumption is not consistent with our values and results in a dangerously toxic product. My bipartisan bill seeks to prevent and end the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting thousands of horses a year for food.”
The issue of horse slaughter was brought to Congressman Guinta’s attention in the 112th Congress when 12-year-old Declan Gregg, an advocate against horse slaughter and constituent of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, met with him to raise awareness of the issue and urge for change to protect American horses.
“ I am so honored to have been here in DC with Congressman Guinta for this awesome moment! It’s been really cool to be a part of introducing the bill and seeing how the legislative process works. It’s truly an honor to be here, help walk the bill down to Congress, and get to see the impact my work has made.
Thank you Congressman Frank Guinta (NH), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL), Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL), and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), for sponsoring this important bill and standing up for America’s horses!! And thank you to the 41 original cosponsors of the SAFE Act, for standing up for America’s horses too!!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES and ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Act and to support other pro-horse legislation. Horse slaughter has been defunded in the US, but every day, American horses are still being shipped and slaughtered in Canada and Mexico. SLAUGHTER IS NOT HUMANE EUTHANASIA and it is not an answer.
I will fight until we have won for the horses!!” ~Declan, Founder of Children 4 Horses
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