We Speak Up for Horses bound for slaughter and those neglected, abused, or discarded by rescuing and rehoming these horses. We also educate the public about horse slaughter, horse welfare laws, and what it means to be a responsible horse owner. Our work is driven by the belief that education seeds compassion, a life-long commitment to our horses and a respect for all life.
U.S. H.R. 961 To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States
Introduced in Congress on February 04, 2019
Passage of this bill will prevent horse slaughter plants from opening in the US and stop the export of live American horses across the borders for slaughter. Please contact your US Representative and ask them to support and co sponsor HR 961.
June 27, 2019: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (NJ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Susan Collins (ME) introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, S. 2006 in the Senate! This is the same as what has already been introduced in the House back in February.
Please call your respective Senators to co-sponsor this bill as well
This link will take you to your legislators:
Horse slaughter is a cruel, unnecessary, predatory industry.
The effort to ban slaughter through a federal bill is now more than a decade old.
Each year that passes without a ban sees almost 100,000 American horses shipped over our borders to be butchered for human consumption. Please send a polite email to your U.S. senators and representative and urge them to support HR 961, a permanent ban on
1) the slaughter of American horses for human consumption, and
2) the transport of American horses over our borders for that purpose.
Call your legislators TODAY!! Ask them to co sponsor this bill.
The PAST ACT: End Horse Soring
The Prevent All Soring Tactics, or PAST Act, is the federal bill to end the cruel practice of horse soring. Soring is a practice used by unscrupulous trainers to deliberately inflict pain in order to exaggerate the high-stepping gait of their horses and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows. View Video - graphic content.
116th Congress (2019 -2020) H.R.693:
To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes.
Follow the progress of this bill: PAST ACT
GOOD NEWS!!! The U.S. House voted on the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act)on on July 25th, 2019. The vote was FOR THE HORSES, 333 Yays to 96 Nays. The Senate PAST Act bill has a different number —
S. 1007. Please call your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor S.1007 so it can be brought to the floor for a vote!!!!
The American Wild Horses
The Department of Interior is charged with protecting and responsibly managing America’s wild horse population, but the agency’s FY18 budget request would do the exact opposite, authorizing the wholesale killing of tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros.
Call, fax and e-mail your Senators.
Let them know you do not want them to authorize removal of existing protections which keep the BLM from slaughtering healthy wild horses/burros and which also keep them from selling those animals "without restrictions".
Tell them you are one of the 80% of American voters and taxpayers who want them to maintain these protections when reviewing and marking up the FY18 budget. America's wild horses and burros should not be slaughtered to extinction to try and correct decades of mismanagement techniques of the BLM.