Since new legislation to end horse slaughter was introduced in both the House and the Senate earlier this year, Americans Against Horse Slaughter has seen its membership increase by leaps and bounds.
Several joining members are long time advocates for the horses but many others have joined the cause after learning about American’s Against Horse Slaughter on Facebook and Twitter.
AAHS Membership consists of people from all walks of life who have come together for the common purpose of passing The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act. Bills were introduced in both the House (HR503) and the Senate (S727) which would end the transport to slaughter of American horses.
State legislatures have acted to stop horse slaughter, shuttering the last remaining foreign-owned horse slaughter plants in the United States in 2007, and federal courts have upheld those state laws. But Congress has failed to act to stop the export of live horses to Canada and Mexico where they are inhumanely slaughtered to be served as an expensive delicacy overseas.
Each day more citizens become aware of this “dirty little secret” and are outraged that our horses are being butchered for human consumption in foreign countries. Many are turning to Americans Against Horse Slaughter to find out how they can help end this brutal practice.
American’s Against Horse Slaughter’s goal is to continue to educate the public about the atrocities of horse slaughter as well as inform citizens how they can get involved in the movement to help pass this legislation.
"The internet has enabled people to come together and become active in the political process and has made it possible for the average citizen to make a difference" said Shelley Abrams, co founding member of Americans Against Horse Slaughter.
You can find American’s Against Horse Slaughter at www.americansagainsthorseslaughter.com, facebook and twitter.