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Action Alert

United States: End the Dangerous Transportation of Horses in Double-Deck Trailers

This action is for US residents only.

Horses are routinely transported in dangerous double-deck trailers — motor vehicles containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. Cramped and sometimes unable to stand upright, horses endure long, painful journeys and may suffer serious injuries. The Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 921) would prohibit the transportation of horses in double-deck trailers in interstate commerce.

Double-deck trailers are designed for smaller, shorter animals. Horses have long necks that make it difficult for them balance in moving vehicles with low ceilings. As horses struggle to gain balance, their movements can cause double-deck trailers to tip over causing fatal accidents for horses and humans.

Please take a few minutes to urge your representative to protect horses and co-sponsor the Horse Transportation Safety Act. If your representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, please send an email thanking them for their support.

You can send an email and/or call your representative using the toggle buttons noted with the icons below. Phone calls have much more impact than emails. If you’re able to make a phone call, please do so.

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