Letter: Shield horses in Farm Invoice

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As an equine advocate, I’m writing to precise my deepest gratitude for Sen. Susan Collins’ invaluable function as an authentic cosponsor of the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (S. 2037). Her dedication to ending horse slaughter is actually commendable, and I urge her to proceed her help of the SAFE Act within the 2023 Farm Invoice.

Statistics from Edge Analysis and the ASPCA make clear the numerous potential to deal with the difficulty of horse slaughter. The 2017 findings present that tens of 1000’s of U.S. horses go to slaughter annually. The identical research revealed there are roughly  1.2 million U.S. households with each the assets and want to right away undertake a horse. These findings strongly counsel that there are sufficient houses obtainable to undertake horses equal to the quantity that might in any other case be despatched to slaughter for the subsequent decade.

I as soon as once more categorical my deepest gratitude for Sen. Collins’ help as an authentic cosponsor of the SAFE Act. Her dedication to defending the lives and well-being of horses is commendable, and I’m grateful for her efforts. I kindly urge her to take care of this dedication to the SAFE Act and help its inclusion within the 2023 Farm Invoice to work in direction of a future the place slaughter is a factor of the previous and each horse is given the chance to discover a loving dwelling.