Horse Slaughter Defund On Track For Fiscal Year 2015

Ban on Funding Horse Slaughter Passed

The Senate Appropriations Committee just passed a ban on funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide horse slaughter inspections during fiscal year 2015, which will effectively ban horse slaughter. This action signifies Congress’s recognition that horse slaughter is disgraceful, barbaric, and a threat to the environment and public health. FRER applauds the defund and will continue the fight to end the slaughter of American horses.