The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the US Senate Wednesday held a mark-up for S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA), voting 15-7 in favor of sending the bill to be considered before the full US Senate.
Dispelling arguments from AHSPA opponents, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) argued, “We have this law in place in
The three remaining foreign-owned slaughter plants in the
“Until Congress acts, horses are being hauled under horrible conditions across the border to
Two years ago, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to stop horse slaughter for a year, and last year the House passed the bill. Congress went out of session before the Senate could vote on the measure. The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act is sponsored in this session by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and John Ensign (R-NV).
Before the measure went up for a vote, Senator Ensign stated, “There is no question that this bill will pass in this Committee, in the full Senate and in the House of Representatives, finally stopping horse slaughter.” (American Horse Council press release)