majority of Congress advocating for America's horses," said Chris Heyde, deputy director of government and legal affairs for the Animal Welfare Institute.
“The overwhelming majority of Americans are intensely opposed to this gruesome practice and contest the use of tax dollars to fund an inherently cruel industry,” said Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations. “We stand with a large group of bipartisan leaders on Capitol Hill who have already declared that they will be pressing for accountability and recorded votes on this issue.”
“Congress should act with great haste to close our national borders to the horse slaughter pipeline and prevent this mistreatment of animals from resuming in the United States,” said Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The HSUS. “Americans don’t eat horses, and they don’t want them inhumanely killed, shrink-wrapped, and sent to Japan or Belgium for a high-priced appetizer.”