by MPD
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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times: DON’T EAT THE EFFING HORSES!

Representatives from The Humane Society of the United States, along with members of congress and celebrities headed to Capitol Hill yesterday to show their support for the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act —  a federal bill to prohibit the trafficking in horses for slaughter for human consumption in the United States and the export of horses for this purpose.

The group also called attention to the Bureau of Land Management’s cruel and unnecessary wild horse roundups.

Actors Kelly Carlson and Wendie Malick spoke passionately about their love of horses. Quoting Henry David Thoreau, Malick said, “We need the tonic of wildness.”

While there are currently no operational horse slaughter plants in the United States, tens of thousands of American horses are still being trucked thousands of miles across the border into Mexico and Canada to be brutally slayed.

Want to learn more about this important bill? Visit HSUS.org and find out how you can get involved. Because slaughtering horses for food is never ever cool!

Check out more pictures from the event below!

  • lgcee

    Thank you HSUS, the congressmen and senators and all the celebs standing up for America’s wild horses! These animals are innocents without voices and need us to stand for them.

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Statesman and Philosopher

    “Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
    –Albert Einstein (physicist, Nobel 1921)

  • Sandy

    Awesome article! Hopefully people will take this as yet another of the many reasons they need to call their legislators and tell them to support the bill that would stop the cruelty!

  • http://www.ThankingtheMonkey.com Karen Dawn

    The Hill has reported that publicist Janet Donovan then threw a dinner to thank the actresses, which included rib-eye steak. Good God. Has nobody explained to the Hollywood set getting involved that the horses are being removed, not at the request of the French who want to eat them, but to appease the US cattle lobby?

  • Chastity

    No offense to the welfare organizations (HSUS, PETA, etc etc etc) but enough with the speciesism! ALL animals deserve liberation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15611894 Sarah

    I hope that people reading this know that they can atleast do something to help make a difference.It’s not like the videos you see where you feel helpless. Here, you can do something to help from the comfort of your own home! A simple phone call is something everyone can, and hopefully everyone will do.

  • Jae

    Sustainability and resilience require that we eat a much wider range of animals than we currently do.
    Why is ecorazzi pimping for the commercial animal protest industry and undermining food diversity?

    Celebs are just building their brand at everyone else’s expense. What’s ecorazzi’s excuse?

  • j

    Go wild horses, wild cats, dogs, rabbits. Live free.

    HSUS supports media with their $ more than any other niche.

  • Jackson

    Just wanted to say thank you to HSUS, the congressman, senators and all the celebrities taking a stand for the horses!!!! And another big thank you for calling attention to the Bureau of Land Management rounding up our majestic wild horses.

  • douglas

    whats the difference among horses, pigs, cows, and chickens? The slaughter of all animals should be banned. Why cant we be consistent?

  • Jae

    Horses are food too!

  • Jae

    Why are these self promoting fools fermenting cultural prejudice and undermining food diversity to get themselves some attention?

    Kelly is a racist and an environmental nightmare!

  • The Turners

    We need more celebrities to speak out against horse slaughter, and the president to take notice. We are running out of time to prevent horse slaughter in the U.S. Call or write your representatives in Washington and ask them to support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 2966 and S. 1176.