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On 10/17/2014 The Animal Rescue Site mailed 103,663 signatures to Secretary Vilsack asking him to end the cruel horse slaughter industry in the United States. While we wait for a response, please continue to sign this important petition and share it with your friends to help horses all across America!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 104,075
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

In 2005 the United States closed the doors of the last remaining horse slaughter plants, establishing the nation as a model for parts of the world that still value horse meat as a delicacy. Now the USDA would take the nation backwards by processing applications for inspections that would reopen horse slaughter facilities.

Opinion polls reveal that 80 percent of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter of any kind. The practice is inhumane for the horses involved, produces meat unfit for human consumption, and wastes millions of taxpayers’ dollars — all so private companies can cash in on a lucrative foreign market.

And because younger, fitter horses fetch much higher prices at the market, approximately 92 percent of horses going to slaughter are healthy and capably of leading productive lives.

Horses are our companions and deserve better. Sign the petition and demand the USDA reject all applications for inspections of horse slaughter facilities.

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Dear Secretary Vilsack:

I am one of the vast majority opposed to horse slaughter.

As such, I am dismayed to learn that the USDA is processing applications for inspections of horse slaughter plants.

First and foremost, horse slaughter is inhumane for the horses involved. Younger, fitter horses fetch much higher prices at the market. Consequently, the USDA’s own reports reveal that approximately 92 percent of American horses going to slaughter are healthy and capable of leading productive lives.

Further, horses are our companions and deserve better. They have served beside us on battlefields and to this day help keep our streets safe as members of mounted police units. And public opinion polls reflect this reality: 80% of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter of any kind.

In addition to being inhumane, horse meat is unfit for human consumption. Because horses are not bred for consumption, horse tissue may contain substances dangerous for human health. And the byproducts of the slaughter process contaminate the surrounding environment.

Finally, the USDA would squander taxpayer money during a time of fiscal recovery. Federal inspections require federal funding, all so private entrepreneurs can cash in on a lucrative foreign market.

As the head of the USDA, I ask that your organization reject all applications for inspections of horse slaughter facilities.

Petition Signatures


Oct 31, 2014 Robert Bednarz
Oct 31, 2014 Małgorzata Bednarz
Oct 31, 2014 Mary Grossman
Oct 31, 2014 Peggy Ranson
Oct 31, 2014 Jennifer Leonard
Oct 31, 2014 Roxanne Price
Oct 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 31, 2014 Jessica Fremont
Oct 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 31, 2014 Markus Hecht
Oct 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 31, 2014 Jenna Marchal
Oct 31, 2014 Audrey Mason
Oct 31, 2014 rose moore
Oct 31, 2014 Elke Caspari
Oct 31, 2014 Lauren Lunde
Oct 31, 2014 Jill Shell
Oct 31, 2014 Jasminka Miskas
Oct 30, 2014 Christina Cariglino
Oct 30, 2014 rinki banerji
Oct 30, 2014 Carmen Julia Zangaro
Oct 30, 2014 Casey Wittmier
Oct 30, 2014 Debby Lindsay
Oct 30, 2014 lucely contreras
Oct 30, 2014 Hilmy Soedjadi
Oct 30, 2014 maria sanchez
Oct 30, 2014 Mary Jo Gallo
Oct 30, 2014 Rosi Hess
Oct 30, 2014 Monica Diaz-Veliz This is not right and nobody will die for not consuming meat.
Oct 30, 2014 Shannon Blea
Oct 30, 2014 Monika Schärfl-Stahl
Oct 30, 2014 Rui Pina
Oct 30, 2014 monika berndt-simonis
Oct 30, 2014 Kayla Jones
Oct 30, 2014 Marta Feio
Oct 30, 2014 Hank Roland
Oct 30, 2014 Natalia Rodríguez
Oct 30, 2014 Norma Peet
Oct 30, 2014 Franziska Grasmugg
Oct 30, 2014 Jasmine Zibulski
Oct 30, 2014 Samantha Rose
Oct 30, 2014 Michelle Blessing
Oct 30, 2014 Katharina Weiss
Oct 30, 2014 Karen Bonker Horse slaughter is murder!
Oct 30, 2014 S Hendrick
Oct 30, 2014 Kathy Bowerman
Oct 30, 2014 iris ioannou
Oct 30, 2014 AMILIA HALL
Oct 30, 2014 Kirsten Stohner

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