Senator Tom Harkin and Representatives Rick Crawford and Fred Upton

Thanking You In Advance For Your Support

Dear Congressmen Harkin, Crawford and Upton:

Public service is hard work, and we who support the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act want to thank you for all that you do. We recognize you don’t have an easy job.SafeActBanner_500wide

The SAFE Act is an example. On the one hand there are many people who believe that we have an overpopulation of unwanted horses. Their solution is horse slaughter for human consumption, and there are business interests who want to create slaughter houses to do just that.

But there are compelling public health issues that weigh against horse slaughter. Studies show, and the FDA ruled, that unlike beef, horsemeat is dangerous because of all the veterinarian medications horses receive. The medication residues in horsemeat are dangerous for anyone, and catastrophic for nursing infants and unborn fetuses. I’m sure you know, the European Union horsemeat scandal broke in January of 2013, and it was a disaster. People unknowingly ate horse meat.

Within 90 days, the SAFE Act was introduced. It now has well over 200 cosponsors. We urge you to move this bill through your committee to the floor with a positive recommendation for a vote. We don’t want a European-style scandal here in the US.

Thanking you in advance for your support,

 Eric L Hansen and the Blood Rescue Team

Alice Wolff Colton

Angela Bacon-Kidwell

Angela Williams

Annie Mond

Arnold Klein

Bethany Kinsey

Beverley Hughes

Bill Henry

Bob Buchanan

Brett Henley

Calvin Ahlgren

Catherine Ritlaw

Cheryl Donnelly

Curry Glassell

Curse Practitioner

D.j. Lipscomb

Dale Rogers

Dr. David Bruner

Drude Clark

Dyann & michael Woody

Eli Latimerlo

Ewa Górniak Hamzi?

Franklin Privette

Graham Gerdeman

Gregory Fisher

Iron Gait Percherons

Jean Sanford McGee

Jennifer Haston

jess Bray

Jessica Bocangel

Joe Smith

Judy

Judy Chelli

Judy H. Klich

Julie Dhanani

Julie Grubaugh

Karen Hansen Downs

Karen Renee Robb

karen shepard

Kathleen S Merola

Kathy Plourde

Krassi Mira Garbett

kristen

kurt Bayless

Lesllie Bartlett

Libby Richardson

Lori A.Jones

Louis La Croix

Marianne Fazzina

Mary Claire Crow

Mary McElroy-Smith

Nancy Naslund

Nancy Watson

Pamela J. Clark

Reba Lemmons

Robert K. Johnston

Robin Wemmenlov

Sallie Mayne

Sandra Rollins

Shirley McGee

Stellasue Hansen

Stephanie Barton Grifin

Steve Christopher

Steve Turner

Susan Burnstine

Vicki Jett Terry

Billie Joe Mohler

Laurie