H. R. 961, Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019.

Summary: To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 3/28/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/4/19 by Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • USA: It’s Time to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All. (Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • “The language of the bill states that equines, raised in the United States largely for recreational use, are regularly treated with medications not approved for use in animals intended for human consumption, and that the meat of such animals is therefore unsafe and poses a threat to human health.” (Source: Horse Nation)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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