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PO Box 6161
Naperville, IL
60567

630-961-9292

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Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc.

Mission: The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) is a dues-free 501c4, umbrella organization with over 280 member organizations and over 1,000 individual members worldwide in 21 countries. The organization focuses its efforts on the welfare of all equines and the preservation of wild equids.

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H.R. 1094
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S. 541
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Detailed Legislative Agenda

H.R. 1094: Banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption

The S.A.F.E Act is an essential piece of legislation to ensure our food supply and food exports to foreign countries remain safe. US equines are not raised or regulated as food animals and should never enter the food chain. Our horses are medicated to maintain health and performance for the myriad of functions they perform in our society such as law enforcement, therapy, entertainment, work and service. During their lifetime, equines receive one or more medications that are expressly forbidden in food animals by our government as well as many foreign governments. The US must take the lead on food safety and recognize that US equines are not food animals. With no equine tracking system and no way to remove equines that do not meet food safety laws, the S.A.F.E. act should be passed and enacted swiftly. Without this food safety protection, the US could easily become embroiled in the same situation the EU is experiencing with the horse meat scandal that continues to grow.

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S. 541: Banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption

The S.A.F.E Act is an essential piece of legislation to ensure our food supply and food exports to foreign countries remain safe. US equines are not raised or regulated as food animals and should never enter the food chain. Our horses are medicated to maintain health and performance for the myriad of functions they perform in our society such as law enforcement, therapy, entertainment, work and service. During their lifetime, equines receive one or more medications that are expressly forbidden in food animals by our government as well as many foreign governments. The US must take the lead on food safety and recognize that US equines are not food animals. With no equine tracking system and no way to remove equines that do not meet food safety laws, the S.A.F.E. act should be passed and enacted swiftly. Without this food safety protection, the US could easily become embroiled in the same situation the EU is experiencing with the horse meat scandal that continues to grow.

Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-s-541-support
H.R. 2966 (112th): The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

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 culling the excess to a horrific slaughter pipeline.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-hr-2966-support
S. 1176 (112th): The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

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 culling the excess to a horrific slaughter pipeline.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-s-1176-support
S. 1129: Grazing Improvement Act of 2011

This bill is nothing less than an attempt to make a tragic mismanagement policy permanent and immune to review. Current policy provides grazing rights at far below the cost to the government of managing these allotments. The entire system should be reformed or eliminated and is nothing but a handout to special interests.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-s-1129-oppose
S. 1281: Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2011

Equine Welfare Alliance fully supports this important legislation to protect our equines during transport. Double-decker trailers designed for livestock do not provide the headroom for safely transporting equines. The numerous accidents and head injuries reported should be sufficient cause to ban the cruel use of livestock trailers for equines immediately.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
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H.R. 1996: Government Litigation Savings Act

This act will essentially make it impossible to sue the government no matter how outrageous the transgression because the government can run the legal costs beyond the ability of private organizations to match. It is a clear attempt to silence opposition to all government actions.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
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S. 886: Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011

This bill will be good for the health of both race horses and the racing industry.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-s-886-support
H.R. 1733: Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011

This bill will be good for the health of both race horses and the racing industry.

(This bill failed to be passed during the two-year Congress in which it was introduced.)
Direct link to this position: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/equinewelfarealliance#equinewelfarealliance-hr-1733-support