Today is National Horse Protection Day: a time to recognize how greatly the horse has impacted our nation’s history and culture and strive for a future without neglect, abuse and slaughter of horses.
The last horse slaughter plant in the United States closed its doors in 2007. Sadly, however, tens of thousands of America’s domestic and wild horses are shipped out of the country to foreign slaughter plants each year.
Here are two things that you can help stop the slaughter pipeline:
Send a message urging your representative to support the SAFE Act (HR 961), which would permanently ban horse slaughter in the United States as well as the shipping of American horses to slaughter in other countries
Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to demand that the Bureau of Land Management revoke a sale policy that allows a single buyer to purchase up to 24 captured wild horses or burros per day with no waiting period and no questions asked