The SAFE Act has been reintroduced into the 117th Congress. Introduced in the House by Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9 on 5/19/2021 the bill has been given the number HR 3355. As of yet, there is no corresponding number in the Senate (we will update you when there is a number).
H.R.3355 – To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
You can find your reps in the House and call (or write) and ask that they cosponsor this important bill. Remember to call it by the full name. Last year there were several bills with the acronym “SAFE.”
Call and say “Please cosponsor HR 3355, Amend the Horse Protection Act. Put an end to transport of American horses for slaughter.”
OR you can use this fast click and send letter HERE.
Last year, the bill received 237 co-sponsors but never made it to the floor for a vote.
There is a real chance we can see SAFE through to becoming law this year. SAFE will protect all horses in the U.S. After title (adoption or sale) wild horses become domestics under law. This bill will make transport for the purpose of slaughter illegal. The full text of the bill is not available yet. We will update you when it becomes available.
To learn more about the paths to slaughter for our wild horses and burros you can click HERE.
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