Earlier legislation made the slaughter of horses and the exportation of their meat illegal in the United States. That law has been circumvented by sending these helpless creatures out of the country–mostly to Mexico–for killing.
There is a bill coming before the Senate and the House that would put an end to this travesty, The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all of us contact our senators and representatives immediately. You can find them through www.USgov.org
For more information, please visit http://www.rallyforhorses.com/, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.