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Editor:

I applaud Rep. Andy Harris for supporting a bill to end the brutal slaughter of American horses — the Safeguard American Food Exports Act, HR 1942. All of our legislators should follow his lead in supporting this common sense bill.

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Horse slaughter is not only cruel, but it is incredibly wasteful. If horse slaughter plants were ever allowed to open here, it would come at the cost of millions of taxpayer dollars each year to oversee inspectors. Congress should not waste money to enable a horrific and unnecessary practice, just to give irresponsible horse owners and overbreeders a dumping ground to shrug their responsibilities. Rep. Andy Harris did the right thing by supporting the SAFE Act, and should be commended.

Joan Huff
Finksburg

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