Dear Mrs. Hall:
Thank you for contacting me about your concerns over horse slaughter. It’s good to hear from you.
I absolutely agree with you that we need stronger laws to protect horses. That is why I am proud to be a co-sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 1176). This bill would impose fines and criminal penalties against anyone involved in transporting live horses or horse meat abroad for human consumption. This legislation is especially important to stop the transport of horses for slaughter to Canada and Mexico.
S. 1176 is currently pending in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Knowing of your support for this bill was helpful to me.
Again, thanks for writing. Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you in the future.
Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator
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