Pass the Safe Act
Urge Congress to pass the SAFE Act and close the slaughter pipeline forever
I own and operate a legitimate horse rescue that struggles every day to afford the type of quality care our horses deserve. I’m tired of seeing thousands upon thousands of dollars thrown at the latest batch of horses people believe are about to ship to slaughter, week after week after week. We lament the deadlines of one batch of horses, then move on to next week’s doomed batch, never to think about last week’s horses again.
I still have many of last week’s horses, and they’re still in need of compassion, donations and support. But between people not trusting kill buyers or brokers, and bogus rescues starving and killing horses, it’s impossible to inspire donations. So, 99 percent of our expenses are paid out of my rapidly-dwindling savings account.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m grateful the Facebook kill pen page experience led me to where I am. I wouldn’t have a rescue without it, and I wouldn’t know a thing about the plight of America’s unwanted horses. But my focus now is on getting the Safe Act passed. All legitimate rescuers should be wholly devoted to ensuring its passage.
America will still have unwanted horses, and there will always be those who abuse, neglect and exploit animals for profit. But this mass exploitation and pimping of sad creatures under false pretenses, to put them in no better situations than a foreign slaughterhouse, has to end. The pipeline of liars, thieves and abusers must dry up, once and for all.