It is the goal of USHWR-NC to provide horse owners, horse welfare advocates and the general public with as much educational information as we can in an effort to create the necessary awareness to make systemic changes in the treatment of America’s equines. We believe that our tolerance for abuse, neglect and horse slaughter stems from a basic lack of knowledge. Take the journey with us, get involved, and help us stamp out the unnecessary cruelty and the underground horse slaughter pipeline.
The SAFE Act would prohibit the slaughter of horses in the U.S. for human consumption and the export of live horses for the same purpose.
Contact your representative in Congress about this important legislation!
In 2005 the USDA conducted an extensive investigation into horse slaughter here in America. In the end they concluded there was no way to humanly slaughter horses due to the nature of horses. It took over 3 years for someone to obtain the USDA’s report under the Freedom of Information Act, although they requested it only a few months after the report was completed. Below are links to 6 files filled with the USDA’s own evidence of the systemic wide spread abuse America’s horses endure within the horse slaughter pipeline. Please keep in mind that what you see in these files was taking place when horse slaughter WAS conducted here on our soil. When people say horse slaughter should be brought back to the U.S. to end the abuse, make the journey shorter, etc. please point them to these files. Extensive evidence points to tremendous abuse of our horses as soon as they leave the owner’s loving arms, at auction lots, at kill buyers’ lots and of course in the end, at the slaughter lots. It is our firm position that horse slaughter is never to be reopened here in the US and we MUST stop the sale and transport of America’s wild and domestic horses for slaughter.
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Call, write or email your Congressional representatives on equine abuse issues such as wild horse roundups and horse slaughter. You can find your elected officials at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.