Federal Law Prohibits Slaughter Of American Horses - Veggie Athletic

Federal Law Prohibits Slaughter Of American Horses

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Written by Nat Wallis

Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S. and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad.

Approximately 130,000 American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico each year to be slaughtered for human consumption in foreign countries. The horses will often endure long journeys to slaughterhouses without adequate food, water or rest.

“Horses sent to slaughter are often subject to appalling, brutal treatments.” said Rep. Schakowsky. “I am proud to once again join bipartisan group of colleagues in reintroducing the ¬†Safeguarding American Food Exports Act, which will ensure these majestic animals are treated with the respect they deserve.”

About the author

Nat Wallis

Nat comes from a background of cycling and fitness. After eating a regular diet for most of his life, he came accross the vegan lifestyle 3 years ago and has never looked back. Nat considers himself an animal activist, environmentalist and keen cyclist, while promoting the vegan lifestyle along the way.

He's now a registered personal trainer, gym instructor and currently working his way towards a Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree.

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