Thank you for contacting me about horse slaughter provisions in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you.
Like you, I believe in treating animals humanely. You may be interested to learn that an amendment was approved by the House Appropriations Committee that would prohibit funding for any horse inspection activities necessary to transport and slaughter horses in the U.S. Be assured, should I have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the FY 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill concerning horse slaughter, I will keep your thoughts in mind.
Thanks again for contacting me.
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.
Member of Congress