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American's Against Horse Slaughter is not a 501(c)3 non- profit organization. 
Donations are not tax deductible.

Americans Against Horse Slaughter is a non-funded, grassroots movement comprised of 
supporters for a federal ban on the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. 

People from all walks of life and from all parts of the country have joined together to form AAHS. 
“We have no other agenda, other than to stop the slaughter of American horses. 
This should not be a political issue but one of humanity,” 

says Shelley Abrams, co-founder of AAHS.

To join the movement and help end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of American horses 

or for more information, please join American's Against Horse Slaughter through the Member Sign-Up box on the right-hand side bar menu. Become a voice for the horses. They and AAHS thank you. 


~ Horse Slaughter ~

It's Not American.  Its Not Our Culture.


The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act
"This is a bill who's time has come..." Congressman Patrick Meehan
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Often called "America's Dirty Little Secret", horse slaughter is NOT a public service, it is NOT a necessary evil and it is DEFINITELY NOT HUMANE EUTHANASIA!

Americans are shocked to learn that our horses are slaughtered and the meat exported to foreign countries where it is served as a high priced delicacy. All three foreign owned slaughter plants in the United States have been stopped from slaughtering horses, but the horse slaughter industry continues to thrive by hauling American horses to slaughter in Mexico and Canada. They are forced to endure an agonizing transport, many times without food or water and cramped into overcrowded trailers. They are then brutally butchered while experiencing fear and pain.

In order to stop the suffering experienced by horses and to put an end to slaughter practices that the majority of Americans abhor, efforts are underway to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R.2966 and S.1711) which would establish a permanent ban on horse slaughter and the transportation of horses to slaughter for human consumption.

It is the intention of Amercian's Against Horse Slaughter to spread the word about horse slaughter and pending legislation. The information and links on this site will help dispel the myths and present the facts about this cruel, brutal and unnecessary practice and let you know what you can do to help get this legislation passed.



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Young and healthy American horses are being transported to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered for the sole purpose of wealthy dinner plates overseas. This brutal practice is hidden from American citizens and the majority of Americans don't know about horse slaughter. By purchasing and wearing a Band Together to End Horse Slaughter wristband, you can participate in educating and informing your family, friends and those whom you meet about what is happening to our horses. After purchasing your wristband, please make the call to your U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor S.B.541 H.R.1094, The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE).  Also, underscore the fact that you do not want your tax dollars used by the USDA to inspect horses for slaughter and contributing to animal cruelty ( the Inspection of horse meat).  



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Biography of AAHS Co-Founders, Debra Lopez and Shelley Abrams

Debra and Shelley

Shelley Abrams( left) and Deb Lopez (right), didn't know each other but both had the same passion and determination to help horses. When they were brought together on, a web site inspired by Barbaro, they joined forces to lead a grassroots movement to end the slaughter of American horses. It was through this movement that American Against Horse Slaughter was born.


Shelley Abrams, a resident of Yardley, PA owns and races thoroughbreds stabled at Philadelphia Park .She has been a relentless campaigner to end the brutal slaughter of American horses for human consumption overseas. Her passion has led her all the way to Washington DC and today has transpired into leading her own crusade to help save our American horses from slaughter.

She launched a program called "Horses Helping Horses" under her Smarty's Gift Stable, which donates a percentage of any winning purse to rescue a horse from slaughter. So far, earnings from her star "Mr. Boxcar" in conjunction with Friends of Twilight have contributed to the rescue and transport of several thoroughbreds who would have been headed to slaughter. True to her passion, Shelley has helped to establish, and, will be a Board member of an in house program at Philadelphia Park to place thoroughbreds whose racing careers are over. This new program has been created with the hope that it will inspire other horseracing tracks across the country to do the same. It is expected to be launched in May 2008.


Debra Lopez has also been a thoroughbred owner. Her passion for music and animals has led her to fight for animal safety and welfare as well as launch her own charity. Animal Fairy Charities best describes itself as the "United Way for Animals". "Once an animal is rescued, the costs to maintain their food, medical and shelter can be enormous", said Lopez, a resident of Franklin, Wisconsin. The mission of Animal Fairy Charities is to help those who help the animals, and sometimes the best way to raise awareness is through music. Her first Musical Horse Aid brought attention and much needed funds to help support horse rescues around the country.

A song writer and entertainer, watch for Deb's new song "Racing For Time" which is set to release sometime this summer and will be available via download at All proceeds for this song will be donated to various animal rescues. Deb truly believes that if you have never loved an animal, your soul remains unawakened.

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