This weblog will be dedicated to the issue of horse slaughter in the United States where horses are viewed as companions and not food. Foreign-owned slaughter plants are quietly slaughtering horses and sending horsemeat overseas where it is considered a delicacy.
Since we DO NOT eat horsemeat here in the US, we do not want to send our equine companions to this brutal fate.
Very few people know that at the 11th hour, Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana slipped into the 4,000+ page Omnibus Bill a rider that allows for America's wild horses to be sold to "killer buyers." Killer buyers go to horse auctions and buy horses to be sent to slaughter.
A bill to protect America's horses from slaughter is sitting in Congress as we speak. Please write to your senators and representatives and encourage them to support The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 857--reps) (bill S. 2352--senate).