WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Guinta joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today to introduce the bipartisan SAFE Act – Safeguard American Food Exports Act – of 2015 to address the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting horses outside of the United States for human consumption.
“For centuries, horses have embodied the spirit of American freedom and pride. To that end, horses are not raised for food – permitting their transportation for the purposes of being slaughtered for human consumption is not consistent with our values and results in a dangerously toxic product. My bipartisan bill seeks to prevent and end the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting thousands of horses a year for food.”
The issue of horse slaughter was brought to Congressman Guinta’s attention in the 112th Congress when 12-year-old Declan Gregg, an advocate against horse slaughter and constituent of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, met with him to raise awareness of the issue and urge for change to protect American horses.
The SAFE Act of 2015 is supported by the ASPCA and the Humane Society. There are over 40 cosponsors of the SAFE ACT, including 19 Republicans and 22 Democrats.
To read the text of the SAFE Act, please click here.
Congressman Guinta introduces the SAFE Act with Declan Gregg this afternoon.