Robert Redford and Return to Freedom, support Legislation to Protect America’s Horses from Slaughter

Legislation was introduced last
week to prevent horse slaughter operations within the U.S., and stop the
sale and transport of American horses over U.S. borders to be slaughtered
for foreign markets.
The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act was introduced by Reps.
Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), and
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.).
“On behalf of Return to Freedom, Wild Horse Preservation and Sanctuary, I
applaud and express our gratitude to Representatives Frank Guinta, Jan
Schakowsky, Vern Buchanan and Michelle Lujan Grisham for introducing
federal legislation that will protect America’s wild and domestic horses from
the brutality of horse slaughter and the horrors they suffer when such an
industry is allowed to exist” said Robert Redford.
“America is the home of the horse. People come to America to find freedom,
and the horse helped us build this free nation. We are not a horse-eating
culture, we are a horse-loving people. To kill the horse is simply un-
American. We as a people are ready to implement solutions for the
challenges facing our wild iconic mustangs, as we provide education and
sanctuaries which support respect and a good life for all of America’s horses”.
America is home to more than 9 million horses. In 2014, approximately
140,000 American horses were brutally slaughtered for food in foreign
countries. In glaring contrast, an estimated 900,000 horses are humanely
euthanized and disposed of by their owners annually.
In addition, contrary to what many assume, the USDA reported that 92 % of
American horses disposed of through the slaughter pipeline were in good
condition. Only a small percentage of America’s annual ratio of “discarded”
horses would be candidates for retirement, sanctuary or humane euthanasia.
America’s comparatively small number of horses that are now pumped


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