Petition

Horses Aren’t Food! Pass the SAFE Act

About the Petition

Horses in the U.S. are unfit to be eaten. They are raised as domesticated pets instead of for consumption, and eating horse meat could harm humans — potentially causing cancer

A ban on consuming horse meat was lifted in 2011, and while there has been temporary restrictions on slaughtering horses since then, the practice has returned. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act would bar any sale or transport of horses with the intent of consumption both in the U.S. and cross-country. This would protect domestic horses from slaughter and prevent any harmful effects from eating U.S. horses.

Stand with the American Wild Horse Sanctuary and urge Congress to pass the SAFE Act.

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To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

You need to pass the SAFE Act before more humans and horses suffer from the consumption of horse meat.

Unlike other farm animals such as pigs and chickens, horses are not raised with the intent of consumption; they are treated as pets like dogs and cats. The drugs frequently administered to these animals could seriously harm any human that eats parts of an equine.

We should not continue the harmful practice of consuming horses. The SAFE Act would keep equine meat off our shelves and out of foreign export. I support the American Wild Horse Sanctuary and ask you to pass the SAFE Act.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Action Updates

  • 14 January 2030

    Big Win

    President Obama recently enacted legislation that bans horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States through September 30, 2014. This is a great stride forward in protecting horses. But, there’s more to be done. Keep urging Congress to pass the Safeguard American Foods Export (SAFE) Act, to ensure that the slaughter of horses is banned permanently.

Supporters

  • 8184
    Christina Hupalowsky
    East Hampton, NY
    19 minutes ago
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    Jean Gajewski
    Exeland, WI
    1 hour ago
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    Michael Rosa
    West Hartford, CT
    2 hours ago
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    Lenglet Celine
    France
    3 hours ago
  • 8180
    Nyree Petrillo
    Las Vegas, NV
    10 hours ago
  • 8179
    Georgia Fuoto
    Newhall, IA
    13 hours ago
  • 8178
    Brian Seppala
    East Weymouth, MA
    14 hours ago
  • 8177
    Deborah A. Niwa
    Meadville, PA
    15 hours ago
  • 8176
    Clara Cracchiolo
    Englishtown, NJ
    15 hours ago
  • 8175
    Bambara Aven
    Flintstone, GA
    15 hours ago
  • 8174
    Armando Ramirez
    Missouri City, TX
    16 hours ago
  • 8173
    Amber Ranch
    Bonney Lake, WA
    23 hours ago
  • 8172
    Celeste Bemoras
    Evergreen, CO
    1 day ago
  • 8171
    Josette Martin
    Palm Coast, FL
    1 day ago

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