But there are several ways people can help these horses, especially now. In January, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 113), a bill aiming to stop horse slaughter, was introduced to Congress.
"We encourage everyone to contact their representatives and urge them to support the SAFE Act," Sonja Meadows, director of AA, told The Dodo. "We believe that raising awareness is the key to promoting the long-term, positive changes our horses need."
Valerie Pringle, equine protection specialist with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), added that people can have a real impact in protecting America's horses by supporting legislation that seeks to protect horses against the horse meat industry, and by making the right decisions when getting a horse.