Fate of America’s Horses in the Hands of Congress

Remember, horse slaughter is never humane and the former U.S. regulated plants had numerous and horrific violations.

Amendment to Prevent Funding for Horsemeat Inspections Fails to be Passed

Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee failed to pass an amendment to prevent funding for horsemeat inspections which would open the door for new U.S. horse slaughter plants. This funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Senate Appropriations Committee will work on their version of this budget bill shortly. It is critical that they vote in favor of an amendment to stop funding for horsemeat inspections which means horse slaughter plants could not operate in the U.S.


If your Senator sits on the Appropriations Committee contact him or her today to vote in favor of the amendment to stop funding for horsemeat inspections which keeps a ban on horse slaughter plants in America.

America’s horses are not raised as a food animal. They are not regulated and have multiple owners during their lives. Horses are given medications and other products which contain substances banned for use in food animals. America’s horses are unfit for human consumption.