Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has made a call to “Ban the live export of horses for slaughter”. President Biden also has an opportunity to do so likewise, by signing an executive order to immediately ban an inhumane practice which has been incentivized by bi-partisan Farm Bill corruption and conflicts of interest, all in support of the livestock industry. Horses are flight animals and not biologically livestock.
By Patience O’Dowd et al. Endorsed by Dr. Lester Friedlander DVM
We, the 80% of Americans who are strongly opposed to equine slaughter, had a huge victory when Americans shut downall horse-slaughter-plants on U.S. soil before 2007. It was crystal clear that Americans wanted this ban. However, behind our backs and over our borders, every U.S. President and every Congress since 2007 have more than DOUBLED HORSE SLAUGHTER and LIVE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT around the globe through both Mexico and Canada, per United Nations data.
Note: All equines are native to North America.
The annual funding of the Farm Bill drives the export and slaughter of our horses, which are a native mega-fauna of the Americas. The livestock industry, which is a gigantic beneficiary of subsidies (both direct and indirect) of the Farm Bill, view the horses as competitors for resources which they seek to eliminate. Moreover, 67 to 70% of “Farm” crops in the U.S. are fed to livestock.
- “The Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, a group of investigative journalists, lists 1,506 companies in agriculture who hired lobbyists from 1998 to 2004, with 552 in 2004 alone.”
- “Because the largest agribusinesses are the chief beneficiaries of agriculture policy, they have both the incentives and resources necessary to invest heavily in maintaining the current flow of subsidy dollars. Through representative organizations, they have served on federal commissions, testified before Congress, and donate millions of dollars to federal political candidates. Not surprisingly, the House and Senate farm bills include many of the provisions that these groups support, including massive farm subsidies and price supports.3 “
- “Almost two-thirds of America’s farmers receive no subsidies at all, but those who do are passengers on the mother of all gravy trains.”
- “Working through their lobbyists and often directly with congressional staffers, the farm groups also contribute generously to campaign coffers, as noted.”
This is a self-perpetuating process which allows “farm groups” to obtain your tax dollars to influence your legislators.
We are calling on President Biden to END EXPORT OF AMERICAN HORSES FOR SLAUGHTER NOW by Presidential Executive Order. All U.S. presidents in office for more than a month have used Executive Orders when it suited them: Bush 291, Obama 276, Trump 220, Biden at 96 so far!
“With an Executive Order, Presidents can change course without the approval of Congress. From the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to President Harry Truman’s order to abolish segregation in the Armed Forces, the Executive Orders of American Presidents have been powerful and, at times, controversial.”
“Executive orders are subject to judicial review and may be overturned if the orders lack support.”
When so many Americans have worked so smartly, so respectfully, so consistently, for so long, with Congress, and on both sides of the aisle to end the inhumane practice of horse slaughter, with lives and sentient suffering literally at stake daily, this cruel negligence is abhorrent to the overwhelming majority of American people. It is time to expose the not so special money interests behind it. It is time to demand that any semblence of representation left is used to STOP this now, not after all of our native horses have been destroyed.
We have a united overwhelming majority on both sides of the aisle, we the people, the 80%+ and there is always more that we can do together.
Remember that each political party often decides which candidates will get to run for office and what they will do at every level of government in order to give their financial backing and endorsement. . . These two parties are running the show together and they have both worked against the 80% while making a good show of LOOK GOOD moves, with neither ending horse slaughter even though the American people have been crystal clear.
“Mexico is a trading partner with more than 50 countries, with agreements reaching into Europe, South America and Africa. Their trade partners also have partners.” The United Nations data above proves that Mexico is both slaughtering and shipping. They import an average of 97,210 horses/yr on average since 2007.
The Governor of New Mexico, Lujan Grisham is a former Congress woman and co-signer of the SAFE ACT. She could also Ban Equine Slaughter traffic through New Mexico by Executive Order Now and thereby close the NM border to Mexico and lead the way if need be!
President Biden is also a former co-signer of the SAFE ACT. He must immediately, Ban Equine Slaughter by Executive Order Now!
Please Contact President Biden & NM – Ask President Biden for an Executive Order to END Equine Slaughter including over US Borders
Please contact NM Gov. Michele Lujan-Grisham – Ask to her to END equine slaughter traffic through NM as did Illlinois. This will close the New Mexico Border.
I) PRESIDENT BIDEN
+ EMAIL https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
+ CALL Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414
+ TTY/TTD Comments: 202-456-6213 Visitor’s Office: 202-456-2121
+ USPS: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500
II) NM GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM (Previous SAFE Act Co-Signer!)
+ EMAIL https://www.governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/
+ CALL: (505) 476-2200
+ USPS: 490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400, Santa Fe, NM 87501
 Canadian Horse Defense Coalition (CHDC) lawyer Rebeka Breder in Canada once again prepares to end Live Transport from Canada at an appeal hearing booked for January 24 and 25, 2022. https://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.org/, Flight Animals
 Trudeaux’s letter: https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/2021/12/16/minister-agriculture-and-agri-food-mandate-letter ‘. . . I ask that you achieve results for Canadians by delivering the following commitments. . . Ban the live export of horses for slaughter”.
 https://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/efa7bf74-4a50-46a5-bb6f-b8d26b9755bf/2015—red-book—the-senate-code-of-official-conduct.pdf#page=22 4. No Member, officer, or employee shall knowingly use his official position to introduce or aid the progress or passage of legislation, a principal purpose of which is to further only his pecuniary interest, only the pecuniary interest of his immediate family, or only the pecuniary interest of a limited class of persons or enterprises, when he, or his immediate family, or enterprises controlled by them, are members of the affected class.
 80% Oppose Horse slaughter by Lake Research poll and others since then. https://www.aspca.org/about-us/press-releases/aspca-research-confirms-americans-strongly-oppose-slaughter-horses-human This was before ASPCA was apparently bought outwith the Path Forward horrendous wild horse round up plan.
 The Troubled History of Horse Meat in America, https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/horse-meat/529665/
 Horse in this article includes Donkeys.
 President Bush signed the Burns Act, President Obama legalized horse slaughter on American soil between 2011 and 2014 (see foot note no. 2), President Trump (see foot note 2), and President Biden has presided over the horrendous and Orwellian Path Forward round up plan, among other abuses, using Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) thereby scapegoating First Americans with this barbaric native American horse wipe-out and slaughter plan.
 How much of the world’s cropland is actually used to grow food? “ . . . more than 67 percent of crops — particularly all the soy grown in the Midwest — goes to animal feed. And a portion of the rest goes to ethanol and other biofuels.” https://www.vox.com/2014/8/21/6053187/cropland-map-food-fuel-animal-feed Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/05/vast-animal-feed-crops-meat-needs-destroying-planet https://news.cornell.edu/stories/1997/08/us-could-feed-800-million-people-grain-livestock-eat , https://ourworldindata.org/agricultural-land-by-global-diets , https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/livestock-feed-and-habitat-destruction/
 https://www.the-american-interest.com/2007/01/01/agriculture-of-corruption/ This article said it best, and there are others more recent.
 Both U.S. political parties are culpable. However, not one U.S. presidents of either party since 2007 has utilized any political machinery or even an Executive Order to STOP this sinister horse slaughter industry. However, all have used Executive Orders when it suited them: Bush 291, Obama 276, Trump 220, Biden 96 so far! https://www.statista.com/statistics/1125024/us-presidents-executive-orders/