Equine Advocates Education Center for the humane treatment of horses


Horse Slaughter : What You Can Do

SAFE Act

To make your voice heard, please use the following links for each Bill.  Enter your zip code, and you can send comments to the members of Congress for your state.

Senate Bill S. 541 and House Bill H.R. 1094

We must all do our part if we want this cruel, unspeakable and un-American practice to end.  A major drive on the part of all Americans who want to permanently stop the slaughter of America's horses here and abroad need to become very pro-active in order for it to reach President Obama's desk before time runs out.

  • To find the contact information for your Representative in the House, please go to www.house.gov. Ask your Congressional rep. to support the SAFE Act that would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the US and prohibit transporting them to other countries for the purpose of slaughter.
  • Every American has two US Senators. To find the contact information for your two US Senators, please go www.senate.gov   Contact your Senators and urge them to oppose any motion to constuct equine slaughterhouses in your state. Also, please urge them to support the SAFE Act that would ban any equine from your state from being shipped out of state for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption.
  • Writing Letters to the Editors of your local newspapers and to national magazines is a great way to keep this issue in the news. Also, calling into live talk shows on radio and on television talk shows is another way to get information out to the public about horse slaughter.

According to the Associated Press, horsemeat lobbyist and former Congressman Charles Stenholm (D-TX), is trying to encourage some American Indian tribes to construct horse slaughterhouses on their reservations. Please let Charles Stenholm know how you feel about this by contacting him at Olsson Frank Weeda at 1400 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: (202) 789-1212; Fax: 9202) 234-3550. Cathleen Doyle, former head of the California Equine Council and the Director of the Save the Horses campaign in California that passed the first state initiative in history which banned the slaughter of horses for human consumption, had some choice words for Mr. Stenholm about his intentions for resurrecting horse slaughter on Indian reservations. Read her comments.