The S.A.F.E. Act Pledge

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The S.A.F.E. Act – S.541/HR 1094 – A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States.

To the American Cattle Rancher,

Enough.

tess1We tried to reason, we spent our money in courts fighting you, we’ve taken those we’ve managed to save and watched our government bow to the horse slaughter industry. We’ve filed bills in Congress and watched them die, spent a ton of money trying to stop the roundups and slaughter, yet it continues unabated.
 
One hundred seventy thousand horses a year, 472 a day, one every 4.8 minutes, die in a slaughterhouse. Year after year, we have sought to bring it to an end. No one listened, most of the cattle industry laughed at us.
 
It’s time for that laughter to end.
 
The beef industry  has always been in full support of the horse slaughter industry. You’ve worked hand-in-hand with the AQHA and the BLM as they push for horse slaughter, and your influence in all 50 state Farm Bureaus has been consistent. You’ve taken every word from the paid propagandists and force fed them to the Farm Bureau members.
 
Knowing full well that your facts are pure lies, you have convinced those inside the Beltway to believe that you are the saviors of the horse industry.
 
You aren’t. You are horse killers, wanting nothing better for the horses of America than you want for your cattle – to be slaughtered and served to the consumer for a profit.
 
Now it’s time for the 80% to strike back in a way that will force you to listen.
 
Starting now, we pledge that we will not buy nor consume another bite of beef until the S.A.F.E Act is passed and signed into law. No hamburgers, no BBQ beef, no steak, no fast food with beef. And we ask that every person that is against horse slaughter do the same.
 
Beef is out until the S.A.F.E. Act is in.
 
You brought this on yourself. In all your wisdom, you decided it was to your benefit to promote horse slaughter and without thinking, accept the lies you were told as truth. You accepted with open arms the stories about “the slippery slope.” You believed and promoted, without question, the “unwanted horse” propaganda. 
 
You support the extreme minority who make money killing America’s horses instead of listening to the 80% of Americans who want it to stop. You have turned your back on the very people who buy the beef you sell and you expect us support you.
 
That support ends – NOW. Weep, cry, scream, do whatever you want to do, even tell us that it doesn’t matter, but as of this moment, BEEF is off the table.
Our Pledge:
As an American horse advocate, I pledge that I will not buy beef of any kind until the SAFE Act is passed and the American horse is free from the threat of slaughter!
 
Not a dollar of my money will enter your pocket until you and your supporting organizations take the action necessary to support and pass the SAFE Act.
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Leave a pledge on the Facebook page of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Leave a Tweet for the Nattional Cattlemen’s Beef Association- @beefusa
Leave a pledge on the Facebook page of the American Farm Bureau Foundation
Leave a tweet for the American Farm Bureau Foundation – @farmbureau




AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
16 Comments
  • Jade

    Signed and then posted on their page!

    August 25, 2013
  • Debbie Tracy

    THIS is AWESOME, YES YES YES!!!!!!! Signed and posted also…… Organizations on facebook sites that are fighting horse slaughter WILL they GET THIS article,? OR do you want our help in posting this to there web site’s???? Got to get this going, I want to see thousands of names….. Let us know about spreading this far and wide…. THANK YOU

    August 25, 2013
  • Sue Younker

    This is good …..BUT there needs to be a time frame, so more people will do this. !

    August 25, 2013
  • Sue Woods

    I happily sign this pledge to not eat any beef and hope you horse killers choke on yours. This has been to long coming. May all your horse murdering subsidiaries fall with you into the sink hole of financial disrepair until the S.A.F.E. Act gets passed.

    August 25, 2013
  • Dawn Jeronowitz

    Our Horses represent our American Spirit: Are we broken, beaten, scared, slaughtered, surrendering, hopeless… or are we wild, free, filled with Spirit and Life…
    Our Horses reflect that position and we will fight for Our Spirit, Freedom and Life despite all barbarism

    August 26, 2013
  • Rachael Bannister

    I will glading sigh the pledge.But do not have facebook.

    August 26, 2013
  • Dana Gray

    Signed and pledged!

    August 26, 2013
  • Rosemary Sabol

    I refuse to eat beef until the SAFE act is passed and our horses are safe. You greedy people that are slaughtering the horses and let it happen will get yours. Remember what goes around comes around!!!!!

    August 26, 2013
  • Nancy B

    An idea who’s time has (finally) come 😉 Thank you Jerry!

    August 27, 2013
  • Donna Church

    I constantly give my horse products .. like wormer.It is clearly marked not for animals used in human consumption I have raised beef cattle and gave them products for animals used in food.These horses are brought in from who knows where and been given who knows what.People will get sick from eating them!

    August 29, 2013
  • Margaret

    I signed the pledge the other day and no beef goes into this house so long as the SAFE Act is not signed.

    A couple months back I was visiting my sister and we had a discussion about fracking. There is a small town about an hour from her that basically’s been wiped out by fracking. Ranchers cows are in a bad way. What’s interesting is this is being studied supposedly by those in the know about fracking.

    Will it bring about change? I don’t know. I certainly hope so.

    I believe all of this is tied together–how we treat animals, oil, mining fracking. Waste and more waste. We wonder how bad zsunamis’s happen–I believe it’s all tied back to Mother Earth.

    Not sure what each of us can do in our own right to help make sweeping changes. If pledging starts this ball rolling I’m all in.

    September 2, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    I made the pledge last week, but didn’t post to ‘their’ FB page which I plan to do right now.

    September 2, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    I just plastered the boycott beef pledge link all over FB. We need MANY more signatures/pledges on this! Unless the ‘count’ is incorrect, it shows only 1,300 signatures! That’s unacceptable; we can do better! SHARE THE LINK ON FB AND WITH ANY GROUPS YOU BELONG TO!

    September 2, 2013
  • Tracey Williamosn

    Count me in… NO support for the beef industry , get the Safe Act on the floor and put some intergrity where your greed is. No beef for my dogs or leather products either.

    September 4, 2013