U.S. House Passes Bill Seeking to End Horse Slaughter

The transportation amendment could ban shipping horses to slaughterhouses.



The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment June 30 that would ban the transportation of horses across state lines or to Canada or Mexico to slaughterhouses processing them for human consumption, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

The amendment is part of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act, bipartisan legislation supported by President Joe Biden that now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

The amendment, which would effectively ban horse slaughter in the United States if it becomes law, was sponsored by Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.; and, co-sponsors Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., the lead authors of a stand-alone anti-horse slaughter bill; and Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus.


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