Act today, West Virginia Residents:
For over ten years, Safe Food Advocates, as well as Horse Advocates, have been able to work to assure Horse Slaughter has not re-opened in America by working yearly to secure the De-Funding of Horse Slaughter Inspections.
No USDA Inspectors means no plants in operation. Slaughter isn’t illegal in the USA. We simply simply secured the votes needed to not spend American Tax Dollars to fund this industry.
The De-funding of Inspections in Horse Slaughter plants is an issue the horse community must work on each year, though. We need YOUR Voice each year, and we need it in West Virginia more than anywhere.
We should never use American TAX dollars to re-open an unethical industry in the USA which kills companion horses with the knowledge almost all have received medications that makes their bodies entirely dangerous for human consumption. And we certainly should never slaughter and ship unsafe food overseas to people.
We should never process an animal in our county that we know has a high chance of being grossly unsafe for export for human consumption. Regardless of feelings on eating horses from a stand point of the “Companion” animal standpoint, supporting a process where the USA exports of toxic meat to people is unfathomable. The vast majority of horses being slaughtered from the USA continually test positive for carcinogens (from Bute, for instance, which is given to most horses at least once in their lives and is illegal in food production animals).
“Taking funding from agricultural industries that feed and employ Americans to reopen inherently cruel, foreign-demand-driven horse slaughter plants puts American agricultural industries at risk and long-term food safety, environment and community health in peril.”
While horses are still shipped over our borders, de-funding slaughter inspections here remains an excellent step toward ending export of US horses for meat, help. Now is not the time to backtrack.
Less than 2% of American Horses face slaughter yearly. A few small industry changes would reduce this number. Slaughter has never been a viable answer to any equine challenges we face.
If you are in West Virginia, I am asking you to PLEASE act now. Today.
Our Senators are on the Senate Appropriations Committee and Representative Evan Jenkins is on the House Appropriations Committee, and We haven’t found these representatives to be supportive of Anti-Horse Slaughter efforts in the past.
They need to hear from the people of West Virginia to know we support DE-FUNDING HORSE SLAUGHTER Inspections.
Feel free to use your own words or those below, but regardless, please call or email today.
"Senator or Congressman ______________, I am one of your constituents in West Virginia. I am calling/emailing to request you vote in favor of continued defunding of horse slaughter plant inspections in the United States. Slaughter costs tax payers money, provide toxic food to people overseas and isn't humane to American Horses."
It can be THAT SIMPLE , so Call and Email each representative today