I realize when a factory is built it creates new jobs, but at what cost to our way of life?
In January a bill was introduced in the South Dakota legislature that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to anyone wishing to construct and open a horse slaughtering facility in the state.
To the best of my knowledge, no horse slaughtering facilities operate in the United States. Both Texas and Illinois shut down the remaining domestic plants in 2007 in response to strong public opposition to horse slaughter.
The opening of a plant in South Dakota or any state would be a giant step backwards for America and these beautiful, gentle animals we've grown up to love & respect as part of our heritage.
Write to or call your Congressperson and urge him/her to cosponsor and support speedy passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 311/H.R. 503). This Federal Bill, which has enormous and growing Congressional and public support, will prohibit the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, as well as their export for the same purpose. Its passage will nullify S.B. 170 or any similar legislation.
You can also call the U.S. Capitol (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senator or Representative.