Written by PETA
news pieces airing today are advertised in such a way as to again misrepresent our
stance on horse slaughter—just as some legislators also seem to have been misusing
and misstating our position. Let's set the record straight once more, shall we?
Please cut and paste this to your computer so you can forward it to anyone who
gets it wrong. Thank you.
be crystal clear: While PETA is appalled at the transport of horses to foreign
destinations, which increases their stress and susceptibility to sickness and
injury, and believes that the previous congressional action that ended the
slaughter of horses in the U.S. was inadequate to address the problem of
unwanted and abandoned horses, PETA does not support a reopening of
horse-slaughtering operations. Because
of the lack of sufficient good homes for unwanted horses, PETA does support
euthanasia by injection or gunshot carried out locally. PETA also strongly
supports the American Horse Slaughter
Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 1176/H.R. 2966), a vital
bill that would ban horse slaughter in the U.S. and, crucially, prevent the
export of horses from the U.S. for the purpose of slaughter, and we urge
everyone who cares to reduce the suffering of horses to contact their
congressional representatives to support it too.
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