Slaughter Statement

EHWA POSITION ON SLAUGHTER, HB 398

There is a great deal of confusion about House Bill 398. The legislation has nothing to do with the slaughter issue. The Equine Health and Welfare Alliance, EHWA, assisted in drafting and advocating for the legislation. The Equine Health and Welfare Alliance strives to provide for adequate care and dignity of life for all equines, from birth through death. No funds contributed to the EHWA will be used to promote any position on horse slaughter.

House Bill 398 creates the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The Council will assist, advise, and consult with the department on issues of equine health and welfare and will take action to help maintain the health, welfare, and safety of equines in the Commonwealth.

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