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The Int'l Fund for Horses
(iFH) works globally to protect equines through intervention and  legislation, and act as horse industry watchdogs

State legislators have been introducing pro horse slaughter resolutions on behalf of foreign investors anxious to defeat H.R. 503.

These resolutions and bills are a not-so-subtle ploy by the foreign investors that own horse slaughter houses to defeat H.R. 503 which would ban the sale, transport, and possession of horses in interstate and foreign commerce for slaughter for human consumption.

Even without H.R. 503, horse slaughter cannot occur legally in the U.S. There is no point in states appropriating tax dollars for studies when currently horse slaughter for human consumption is not allowed in the U.S. These resolutions will simply insure horse slaughterers can continue to take American horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.

The number of states taking part is alarming. They are: Arizona, Tennessee, Utah, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Arkansas, Minnesota, Montana, and Illinois.

Washington, DC (January 15, 2009) by Animal Welfare Institute

Although the few remaining horse slaughter plants operating in the US were shut down in 2007 under state law, the absence of a federal law banning the practice means that American horses are still at risk of being slaughtered for human consumption. In fact, more than 100,000 horses were exported to Mexico and Canada in 2008 for slaughter; In Canada horses are often shot to death while in Mexico some plants still use the "puntilla" knife to stab the horse into a state of paralysis prior to being slaughtered while still fully conscious. The meat is then sold to high-end consumers in Europe and Asia

Contact your politicians to support H.R. 503, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act

 
    

 

 Pictures by the US Department of Agriculture, from www.kaufmanzoning.net
More shocking photos at that site.

 

The stark reality of the slaughter trade: a horse injured in transit awaits slaughter.

                   

 

Frequently asked questions about unwanted horses and the AVMA's policy on horse slaughter

 

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Scientific research has shown that warm-blooded animals feel pain and the emotion of fear. In particular mammals, including food animals of this group, have brain structures that enable them to feel fear and suffering from pain, and it is likely that they suffer pain in the same way as humans.

 

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