SAFE Act introduce to Senate to protect horses.
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the requirements of care on physical and emotional level to raise horses. Where people who
are passionate about owning horses can be well equip when purchasing them and lessen the chance of
a horse being sold in the slaughter trade.
Tens of thousands of American horses are shipped each year to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for human consumption. American horses are not raised for food and routinely receive a wide range of medications that are expressly prohibited for use in meat products. Even so, the problem of horses being butchered for human consumption persists because anyone can legally purchase horses at auctions or from unsuspecting owners in order to ship them to slaughterhouses abroad.
Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad.
The John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act is supported by leading animal welfare groups, including the Animal Welfare Institute, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation.
The John Stringer Rainey SAFE Act would amend Title 18 of the U.S. Code to make it illegal for anyone to knowingly transport, purchase, sell, possess, ship or receive any horse with the intent of slaughtering the animal for human consumption. The SAFE Act would also codify penalties, including fines and imprisonment, for individuals who violate the law. The bill—which mirrors legislation that was introduced in a prior session of Congress—will be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Sen. Graham is the chair.
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