Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
[Ed. Note: Also read America's Horse Slaughter Controversy]
Please take a minute to contact your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor and support the SAFE Act, which would keep toxic horse meat out of the food supply. Please be polite and encouraging. We have provided text for you, but feel free to personalize it. Use the following talking points as a guide:
Sign an online petition
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Horses are safe from slaughter and human health is safe from the dangers of horse meat – for now. But despite a recent promising development in this ongoing battle, the slaughter of horses for food is still legal in the United States. We need your help to ban this practice forever: Please contact your elected officials today and urge them to pass the SAFE Act.
A provision in Congress’s current spending bill would effectively prevent the horse slaughter industry from operating in the United States, at least for another year. The bill prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from funding the inspection of horse slaughterhouses, which cannot legally operate without federal inspectors. Although this bill represents a major achievement, it leaves room for the possibility of allowing horse slaughterhouses to operate in the future. We need to keep the pressure on Congress to pass a permanent ban.
The bipartisan Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act outlaws the
slaughter of American horses both at home and abroad as well as the sale of
horse meat to, from, and within the United States. If passed, it would
curtail the grave threat to human health horse meat poses.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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