SAFE Act

SAFE Act To End Horse Slaughter Introduced In U.S. Senate

Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad. The John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act is supported by leading animal welfare groups, including the Animal Welfare Institute, […]

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NTRA Announces Support For Legislation To Ban Horse Slaughter In U.S.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) released the following statement Wednesday regarding proposed federal legislation to outlaw horse slaughter in the United States. The statement comes nearly two weeks after NTRA President/CEO Alex Waldrop told the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey in part, “While we strongly oppose the slaughter of Thoroughbreds for human consumption, NTRA […]

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Commentary: What’s One Thing Racing Could Do To Improve Its Image? Support The SAFE Act

As racing faces a continued barrage of negative press coverage in mainstream media for its safety and welfare practices, the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey writes that there’s one, seemingly-straightforward thing industry groups could do to show how seriously they take equine welfare. The SAFE Act (H.R. 961) is the latest incarnation of legislation seeking […]

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Animal Welfare Groups Applaud SAFE Act, Aimed At Banning Transport Of Horses To Slaughter

Federal lawmakers introduced legislation today to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad. Introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, is supported by leading animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA® (The […]

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Handel: We Need To End Slaughter Of American Equines

Throughout history, horses have worked alongside us as companions and partners in work, war and sport; they are living symbols of our nation’s spirit. We have the honor and duty to protect them, which is why I am imploring my colleagues in the horse racing industry to contact their federal representatives in Congress and urge […]

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Legislators Considering Move To Ban U.S. Horse Slaughter, Exports To Mexico And Canada

New legislation being explored by lawmakers would ban slaughterhouses in the U. S., as well as prevent horses from being exported to Mexico and Canada for human consumption. According to The Hill, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.), Robert Menendez (D-N. J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R. I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are heading the effort to federally […]

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New Bill Would Prevent Re-Establishment Of American Slaughter Houses

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 […]

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