Dear New Jersey Advocates,
As you know, your state legislature did an amazing thing this year by passing a bill to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The bill also bans related activitieslike selling and transporting horse meat and live horses for slaughter within New Jersey. Until Congress acts to ban horse slaughter nationwide, it is vital that individual states stand against this horrific practice in order to keep horse slaughterhouses from reopening within our borders.
New Jersey’s horse slaughter ban is not yet law—Governor Christie still must sign the bill. We do not know his intentions, and are concerned that his silence means he wishes to veto all or part of the bill (which is known as a “conditional veto”).
Governor Christie’s original action deadline of early August was extended though September, and because he can act on the bill at any time, it remains urgent that you call and email the governor as soon as possible.
Our opponents are ramping up their efforts to get Governor Christie to veto the horse slaughter ban. Don’t let their voices drown out yours, animal advocates. Horses are New Jersey’s state animal, and we can and should go the extra mile to protect them from gruesome, inhumane slaughter.