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No other legislation with such overwhelming support as the horse protection bills receive, have ever been denied a vote for this long. (referring to The American Horse Slaughter Protection Act)

Lake Associates conducted a poll in 2012 reflecting that 80% of Americans oppose horse slaughter. This is an increase of 10% over previous polls.

113th Congressional Food Safety & Equine Legislation

Legislation Cosponsor Summary [updated 2014.04.02]

       Bill                                          House    |  # cosponsors                Senate | # cosponsors

       Food Safety -S.A.F.E.               HR 1094         170                            S 541            27

       Horse Soring - 
P.A.S.T.            HR 1518          268                            S 1406          50



   View cosponsors for all equine legislation sorted by state for the HOUSE and SENATE

                                          Popvox Bill Monitors [updated 2014.04.02]

                    click on the bill numbers to vote!

 % For

 % Against

                   HR 1094



 S 541



 HR 1518


  S 1406


  Legislation Details

   HR 1094 | Safeguard American Food Exports [SAFE] Act
      Introduced 2013.03.12 by Representatives Patrick Meehan [PA] & Jan Schakowsky [IL]
      To prohibit the sale or transport of equines and equine parts in interstate or foreign
    commerce for human consumption.
       Legislation Text
       Constitutional Authority Statement
        2013.03.12 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the
      Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in
      each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the
      committee concerned.


    S 541 | Safeguard American Food Exports [SAFE] Act
        Introduced 2013.03.12 by Senators Mary Landrieu & Lindsey Graham
        A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the
      United States.
        Legislation Text
        2013.03.12 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and


   HR 1518 & S 1406 | Prevent All Soring Tactics [PAST] Act of 2013
          2013.04.11 by Congressman Ed Whitfield in the house
          2013.07.31 by Senator Kelly Ayotte in the senate
       To amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen
      penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and
      for other purposes.


                             A Blast from the Past! 

112th Congressional Cosponsors of House Legislation (sorted by state)
112th Congressional Cosponsors of Senate Legislation (sorted by state)

111th Congressional Cosponsors of House Legislation (sorted by state)
111th Congressional Cosponsors of Senate Legislation (sorted by state)

      Cavel   [last horse slaughterhouse closed in Sept 2007 by IL state law]




These are documents containing the testimony before Congress in 2006 on HR 503. The testimony from Beaver is the one that has been widely circulated because she may have perjured herself not once, but twice by stating that the CBG provides instant death. The CBG is designed to stun, not kill.

                  Pro Horse:  Anti Horse:            
                  Hogan  Beltex
                  Sweeney  Beaver
                  AHDF Summary Debate  

This is testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary: The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Hearing on H.R. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act: July 31 2008

   Pro Horse: Anti Horse: 
   Liz Ross: Animal Welfare Institute  Corey: DVM *
   Dr. John Boyd: National Black Farmers Association  Charles Stenholm   
   Dr. Nicholas Dodman: Vets for Equine Welfare  
   Wayne Pacelle: HSUS  

                   * Note: this is the same Corey that is currently heading the Unwanted Horse Coalition

         And last but not least, let's remember what horses have meant to this country and the sphere in which they are held.