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Safety Needed for Horse Transportation

Safety Needed for Horse Transportation

Name: Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2017

Bill Number: HR 4040

This legislation would ban the use of double-decker trailers for the transportation of horses across state lines. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), humane societies and veterinary associations, two-tiered trailers are an unsafe, cruel and inhumane method of transporting horses. They are not designed to safely carry horses; they fail to provide the horses with adequate head space; and they have high rates of injury associated with them.

Prohibiting the use of these vehicles would save horses from needless harm during transportation.  It would also slow the movement of horses destined for slaughter in Canada or Mexico. While this provision will not stop the slaughter of horses over the borders, it will make it more costly to get them there, while at least ensuring their safety on the road. 

 

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Help prevent injury to horses traveling on interstate highways

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing in support of the Horse Transportation Safety Act, which would prohibit the movement of horses in interstate commerce using double-decker trailers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), humane societies and veterinary associations, two-tiered trailers are an unsafe, cruel and inhumane method of transporting horses. They are not designed to safely carry horses; they fail to provide the horses with adequate head space; and they have high rates of injury associated with them.

Prohibiting the use of these vehicles would save horses from needless harm during transportation. I hope that you will consider giving your support to this legislation.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]