Lawmakers from states across the country have come together to introduce a bill that would prevent the export of horses from the United States to Canada and Mexico and would also halt the possibility of the re-establishment of American slaughter houses.
Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports (or SAFE) Act 2015 last week.
There are 379 equine drugs banned by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for use in horses intended for slaughter, yet there are no protocols in place to ensure horses intended for consumption are free of these substances. Horse meat is considered a delicacy in some countries, and the SAFE act would prevent people from ingesting potentially toxic meat.
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