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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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To the Secretary of the USDA:

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


Sep 17, 2017 Candy Duncan
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 17, 2017 Angie Whit
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Lisa Sclafani
Sep 15, 2017 Selena Harrison
Sep 15, 2017 Zulma Matos
Sep 14, 2017 Shari Whitener
Sep 14, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 13, 2017 Debbie Ziegler
Sep 13, 2017 Eileen Moceri
Sep 13, 2017 Sophia Lim
Sep 13, 2017 Debbie Holiday
Sep 13, 2017 Elizabeth Stopp
Sep 13, 2017 Stacey Maggard
Sep 13, 2017 Louise Carter
Sep 13, 2017 stacy brainard
Sep 13, 2017 Melissa Sandwick
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Sabine Scheps
Sep 13, 2017 Rebecca Clark
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Vivian Lieb
Sep 13, 2017 Colby Steiner
Sep 13, 2017 Jasmijn ¨Lesaffre
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Louise Harrison
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 christina reekers
Sep 13, 2017 Emmanuelle ARNOLD
Sep 13, 2017 Norma Morton
Sep 11, 2017 dumbzucker stupe The only reason for this is USDA wants the land for dirty free grazing, dirty oil and all the other dirty deals that are being backed by the dirty Gov.
Sep 11, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Sep 10, 2017 Annette Jernigan
Sep 9, 2017 Mandy Statham
Sep 7, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 7, 2017 Florence Steiger
Sep 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 Ravinder Singh
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell
Sep 6, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Paula Mattila
Sep 6, 2017 Sam Sangi This is totally unnecessary and not what the American people want! SAY NO TO HORSE SLAUGHTER
Sep 6, 2017 Jill Osment
Sep 6, 2017 Dawn Carter
Sep 6, 2017 S G
Sep 6, 2017 Robert Laginess

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