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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: 108,607
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


May 22, 2015 julie boddington
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Deborah Reynolds
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) We don't want you to kill horses for food
May 22, 2015 jean robertson
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) are we not civilized
May 22, 2015 Diana Doolin stop the slaughter !!!
May 22, 2015 Linda Mason
May 22, 2015 Anna Martin Please, Please reject all applications for inspections of horse slaughter facilities. Thank you. Anna Martin, New York, NY
May 22, 2015 mari sikora This is horrible, what's next? Dog's? Cats?
May 22, 2015 Wendy Pound
May 22, 2015 Diane Tucker
May 22, 2015 Julie Starling
May 22, 2015 allysyn jones Why are they being slaughtered?
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) No more applications for the slaughtering of horses.
May 22, 2015 Kevin Frye
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Sharon Drelles sick, greedy "humans" in this world. PLEASE do not allow this to continue!
May 22, 2015 Terry Mayfield Please do not allow the cruel slaughter of horses!!!!'
May 22, 2015 Wendy DeFord Check out the bible, horse's r not to be eaten
May 22, 2015 Arlette Sharp
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Kimberley Youngblood
May 22, 2015 Florence Piret
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop this cruel act
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Ann Soucie
May 22, 2015 Anita McGregor
May 22, 2015 Patricia Edwards
May 22, 2015 Lynn Marie Turley Stop slaughter of horses!
May 21, 2015 shirley norman From Australia, if my signing helps very pleased to do it Love horses
May 21, 2015 Corrina Hewitt Stop the slaughter. Horses have been used and ignored for too many years. They are sweet, intelligent, and loyal creatures. Let them live free and clear.
May 21, 2015 Mary Roberts
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Candice Brazealet We need to save these horses from being slaughtered.
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 deseriee Malvaez
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 debbie chakansky
May 21, 2015 Anne Montgomery
May 21, 2015 Patricia Chambers this is a great petition. What about Canada. How do we stop this same slaughter here?
May 21, 2015 vivian pulliam
May 21, 2015 Mona Logan
May 21, 2015 Donna Campolieti Beg you. These are beautiful creatures of God with high intelligence.
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) Don't kill horseys
May 21, 2015 Christine Kapnias
May 21, 2015 Debbie Cornell
May 21, 2015 melissa white This disgust me, I would never eat a horse and would never support a business that condone such actions. Horses do not belong on the dinner table.
May 21, 2015 traci montgimwer
May 21, 2015 Ash Gember Stop this cruelty! Please

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