Horses are slaughtered and the meat exported to foreign countries where it is served as a high priced delicacy. All three foreign owned slaughter plants in the United States have been stopped from slaughtering horses, but the horse slaughter industry continues to thrive by hauling American horses to slaughter in Mexico and Canada. They are forced to endure an agonizing transport, many times without food or water and cramped into overcrowded trailers. They are then brutally butchered while experiencing fear and pain.
In order to stop the suffering experienced by horses and put an end to slaughter practices that most Americans abhor, efforts are underway to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR503 and S311) which would establish a permanent ban on horse slaughter and the transportation of horses to slaughter for human consumption.
Often called "America's Dirty Little Secret", horse slaughter is NOT a public service, it is NOT a necessary evil and it is DEFINITELY NOT HUMANE EUTHANASIA!
It is the intention of Amercians Against Horse Slaughter to spread the word about horse slaughter and the pending legislation. The links on this site will help dispel the myths and present the facts about this brutal practice and let you know what you can do to help get this legislation passed.