S.1176 - American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011

A bill 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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill 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. as introduced.
  • Short: American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 as introduced.

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  • kmequis 08/09/2011 4:56pm

    I OPPOSE this bill. Look what happened to the horses when the slaughter was shut down. Unless the horse was fat and sound it would not sale. People could not sale or give away a thin horse, so the horse sat in the back yard and starved to death. If this bill passes you will not see starved horses you will see BODYS.. dead horses all over. people will just shoot them and leave them where they lie. they will have no other choice. You all better think good and hard before you pass something that will be the end to Horses. And not a good end at that.

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    RedDonnaAnn 11/30/2011 10:54am

    KMequis, to say owners “have no other choice” is a fallacy. You always have another choice and as humans our choice should be good stewardship and compassion. Horses are not dogs and cats and the comparison is unfair. Puppies and kittens are given away at supermarkets. Not true with horses.

    Yes, in poor countries where people do not have the luxury to say no to certain foods, horse meat is consumed. As are insects, grubs, cats, dogs and parts and pieces we in the 1st World are wealthy enough to decline. We have the resources and technology to keep animals safe, healthy and well cared for. If you think that’s not true, go to any Starbucks and watch the money flow.

    We domesticated horses, we have a responsibility to them, a moral obligation. Animals are at our mercy, best if we show them some.

    And if you think this isn’t about industry making money, you are more fool than you appear. The agricultural businesses will make bukoo bucks on this, a shameful, unnecessary practice.

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    Mousey 12/09/2011 1:26am

    So, because Humans can’t wake up, be responsible for their actions, stop viewing auction yards/feedlots/killbuyers for a dumping ground – more horses get to die.

    Does that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside Kmequis? Why should animals keep paying with their lives over mistakes Humans make?

  • HealingHorses 09/21/2011 2:14pm

    You are very ill informed Kmequis. The horses going to slaughter are 92% healthy and sound animals. Slaughter houses don’t want ill and starved horses. They are shipping our toxic horse meat across this globe to be served to unsuspecting individuals, to include children. Our horses are loaded with life long lasting toxic medicines. They are not safe for human or animal consumption. As for horses being shipped abroad for slaughter since Texas closed down their slaughter horses. There is NO substantial increase in slaughter numbers since our slaughter houses closed. We in fact have a breeder responsibility to stop breeding like puppy mills & using slaughter to recoup losses for those foals that weren’t up to their standards.Slaughter houses brought to the US environmental havoc, animal abuse & tax payers paying to fight their abuse of our laws. They NEVER paid a dime of their fines. Why should we, the tax payer fund the pallets of foreign diners and greedy breeders?

  • nodakrider 11/22/2011 10:30am

    You are very ill informed HealingHorses. Life long toxic medicines, a scare tactic and lie. Environmental havoc, a lie. Stop breeding? A major failure in the cat and dog problem so let’s try it in the horse industry. Da? The reality is that people have been eating horse meat for as long as people and horses have shared the same lands. It’s a fact look it up.

  • RedDonnaAnn 11/30/2011 10:59am

    Yes, it is eaten mainly in Asia, the poorest continent in the world. History changes. Women used to be banned from learning to read, blacks used to be 5/8 a person, children used to work in factories. Times change, man evolves, the world learns new rights from old wrongs.

    At this point, the vast majority of horse meat is consumed in China. Are you suggesting we model our standards after China’s, some of the world’s worst for sanitation, human rights, animal rights, women’s rights, children’s rights… oh, do I really need to go on? The answer is: no, we no longer need to eat horse and every decent culture in the world shuns it.

  • nodakrider 12/01/2011 3:30pm
    Yup, Some of us have evolved. We quit worshiping animals we feed people with them now. Let me guess you believe we don’t need oil either.

    You’re the one that wants to be like China and starve people. I want to feed them with the bounty of America. And that is what we have in the horse market today.
    So about 10 years ago you decided to go with a old ancient idea and worship animals again, you pick a horse. They have eaten horses for thousands of years and still do. Why does your ancient idea trump theirs? They shun people too. Time for you to evolve and learn new rights from old wrongs.

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    DianaBodensteiner 12/05/2011 10:54am

    nodakrider you need to come into the 21st century. Global food safety awareness has changed over the last 10 years. What was once acceptable for EU citizens is no longer. There are new regulations as to what will be accepted in the drug history of slaughter horses. EU doesn’t want our used up performance horses any more than they want road kill. To change the rules as to what drugs are acceptable and what proof is necessary you need to deal with the officials in the countries buying the meat. Their food – their decision. Our horses don’t qualify for the EU market, but are getting through with false docs. By July 2013 when the transition period is over American horses won’t be allowed in the EU food chain. We aren’t doing anything to comply with the final form of the regulations.

    You can keep crying “it’s safe” all you want, but many nations don’t believe you. More countries are proposing their own legislation so their citizens won’t have to eat meat that was rejected by the EU.

  • nodakrider 12/06/2011 2:20pm
    If by July 2013 when the transition period is over American horses won’t be allowed in the EU food chain is true, your fighting over nothing. You keep crying it’s “not safe”. If you really believed what your saying you would not be fighting to stop it. Nobody will open a processing plant if they can’t sell the meat. The lie Americans sell poison food to other countries is getting real old. You have us mixed up with China “who will own us real soon” if we follow your childish emotions and end up destroying all our viable industries. Grow up.

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