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Originally Posted: 2 April 2009
Support New Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter for Human Food
From the National Anti-Vivisection Society
Support HR 503 and S 727 to ban the slaughter of horses for human food in the United States.
Sign the online petition here
And/Or better yet, contact your Congressional Representatives personally:
Sample Letter from National Anti-Vivisection Society
I am writing in support of the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009, to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Unlike cows and pigs, horses are raised--and used--for many purposes, including recreation, as companion animals, and as working animals. None of these uses are consistent with the raising of an animal for food.
In fact, most horses are bought at auction for the slaughterhouse and it is impossible to evaluate individual animals to know whether they have been given drugs unsuitable for human consumption, including deworming medication and hormones in large quantities. This makes eating the meat of a horse a risky business.
In both statewide and national polls (as reported by Equine Advocates), between 81 and 93 percent of Americans oppose the slaughter of horses for food. I fully agree with this position, and I hope you will support it as well.
There are humane alternatives to selling unwanted horses for slaughter. Please act quickly to stop the horse slaughter industry. Please join many others and consider becoming a sponsor for this bill.
Thank you for giving your support to this important legislation.
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