Horse Slaughter- FAILED!
In 2009-2010 the Minnesota Legislature considered a pro-horse slaughter resolution, SF 133/HF 840, but the bill failed to become law. Though it passed the Senate in 2009, it failed to pass the House in 2010. It’s good news that Minnesota’s Legislature did not pass this resolution; the bill urged Congress to oppose the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act—legislation that would prohibit the transport and slaughter of American horses for human consumption.
May 2009 Update: Pro-Slaughter Resolution Passes Minnesota Senate On May 14, 2009, the Minnesota Senate voted to pass the pro-slaughter resolution. We will be publishing the record of senators’ votes in our Humane Scorecard in Summer 2010.
Please email your Minnesota state representative to urge opposition to this resolution. Find your representative and the email address here.
Please be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent.
What you can say:
“As a constituent, I’m writing to ask [representative's name] to oppose S.F. 133/H.F. 840 which would oppose federal legislation that would protect our horses from being killed for human consumption overseas. I urge [representative's name] to oppose S.F.133. Thank you.”
For more information and talking points, visit our Horse Slaughter page.