Dear PCRM supporter,
Because of a recent federal court decision, horses could be slaughtered in the United States before the end of the year. We are putting renewed focus on urging Congress to pass the SAFE Act, which would permanently ban the slaughter of horses for food in the United States Please contact your members of Congress now and urge them to support this vital legislation.
This is an issue that concerns animals and humans alike. Because horses in the United States are raised as companions and sport animals—not for human consumption—they are routinely given hundreds of drugs and chemicals that could cause harm to human health if their meat is ingested. Many of these substances have never been tested on humans, while some are known to be deadly if ingested by people. More than 50 drugs regularly administered to horses are expressly prohibited by federal regulations for use in food animals.
It is no longer enough to ask members of Congress to simply "support" this legislation. Please urge your members of Congress to do everything in their power to pass the SAFE Act and keep toxic horse meat out of the food supply. Please call and e-mail their offices today.
After contacting your elected officials, forward this message to your friends.
On this very urgent issue, your action means even more than usual. Thank you for your engagement, and if you have any questions, contact me at ngittell@PCRM.org.
Director of Government Affairs