TELL CONGRESS TO STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER IN THE U.S.

Two bills affecting America's horses are making their way through Congress.

  • Agriculture Appropriations Bill: Passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee (7/20) with a provision to keep horse slaughter factories closed in the U.S. Passed by the House Appropriations Committee (7/11) without the anti-slaughter provision. Differences will be ironed out in conference committee or in negotiations on an Omnibus spending bill, likely after the August recess. 
  • Interior Appropriations Bill: Passed by the House Appropriations Committee (7/18) with a provision allowing for the mass killing of healthy wild horses and burros. The Senate is expected to take up this bill in early September, after the August recess. 

The stakes could not be higher. Congress will decide whether horse slaughter factories will be allowed to operate in the U.S. and whether the Bureau of Land Management will be given license to kill up to 92,000 federally-protected wild horses! 

Our horses -- domestic and wild -- need YOUR VOICE NOW! 

WHAT YOU CAN DO: 

Call and email your Representative and Senators. When calling, use the numbers that appear below. All you have to say is "I'm [name] and a constituent of Rep./Sen. xx. I urge him/her to vote in favor of provisions in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills to keep horse slaughter out the U.S. and to protect wild horses and burros from being killed or sold for slaughter."  Please follow up your call by sending the email below.


For more information on the Appropriations Bills and legislative process affecting America's horses, please click here