The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 2966) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

H.R. 2966: American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011

Summary: To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 2966) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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The Humane Society of the United States 1,942,548 Facebook fans 192,899 Twitter followers

The Humane Society of the United States applauds U.S. Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., for introducing H.R. 2966, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, a bipartisan measure that will end the export and inhumane killing of American horses for human consumption across our borders. The bill was introduced in the House with 57 original co-sponsors.

“Although horse slaughter plants no longer operate in the United States, many thousands of American horses still endure the long journey to Canada and Mexico to be killed in cruel and unacceptable ways,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and ...

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Habitat for Horses 7,594 Facebook fans 700 Twitter followers

Strongly support this Act because of the needless and cruel acts of slaughter of an animal that is not raised for food in this country.

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Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc. 7,409 Facebook fans 710 Twitter followers

This legislation is long over-due and its time has come. With the emphasis on food safety, we have the opportune time to end the slaughter of American horses. U.S. horses are not bred or raised as food animals. There are no production records and no mechanism to remove horses from the food chain that have received substances that are banned by the FDA and European Union.

The U.S. should be taking the lead on food safety and should immediately pass this legislation to protect foreign consumers and more importantly, to end the continuous cycle of over breeding and ...

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Protect Mustangs 716 Twitter followers

We ask President Barack Obama and The United States Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176/H.R. 2966, which amends the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to prohibit the sale or transport of horses or equine body parts in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent to process for human consumption. This Act will put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States, and put an end to the transportation of horses to slaughterhouses across our borders (typically to Mexico and Canada).

(1) Horses helped build the United States ...

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Americans Against Horse Slaughter 66 Twitter followers

More Info: Calling All Americans! The Time is Now! Join The Movement! End The Slaughter of our American Horses

hidden valley wild horse protection fund

It's time to stop the export of american equines to slaughter facilities across the border. The inhumane practices are abominable. This bill will accomplish that.

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Respect4Horses

The Pro-slaughter claims are, that the slaughter of horses for human consumption is “humane” and “necessary” because of a huge overpopulation or unwanted horse problem. This may sound like a reasonable argument to those first hearing about it, but the reason for this widespread deception of the American public, is easily deciphered:

The business of Horse slaughter is not a service business designed to help us dispose of unwanted horses, it is a FOR-profit, demand-driven business, like any other business. The amount of horses slaughtered, is determined by the demand of horse meat abroad and by the contracts that the ...

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