New Legislation to Stop Horse Slaughter Introduced
LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2013- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Jan Schakowski (D-IL) co-sponsor the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act which would ban horse slaughter in the U.S. as well as shipping horses to other countries to be slaughtered for human consumption.
Action Needed: Contact your U.S. senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., today to ask them to cosponsor the SAFE Act.
This bipartisan legislation, if passed will protect people and horses and would end the possibility of U.S. horse slaughter once and for all.
In the absence of a federal ban, over 100,000 American horses are shipped across federal borders to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada each year and from there the horse meat is shipped primarily to the EU. America’s horses are treated with many substances known to be toxic to humans; substances that can be lethal when ingested by humans, and many of which have been banned from the human food chain in most countries. Evidence of health hazards surfacing amidst the international horse meat scandal has resulted in several major companies, including Tesco, Nestlé and Ikea, pulling food from grocery shelves in 16 countries after tests showed beef products actually contained up to 100% horse meat.
“HEALTH ALERT” http://youtu.be/S3UwE1hVaS0
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