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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: 104,921
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


Jan 29, 2015 Mary Dives
Jan 29, 2015 Tiffany Lee
Jan 29, 2015 Anna Mondanelli
Jan 29, 2015 Bernadette Porter
Jan 29, 2015 Gabriele Seitz
Jan 29, 2015 Bruce Ross Stop this now.
Jan 29, 2015 Mary Sanders
Jan 29, 2015 Beatrice FABRE
Jan 29, 2015 Edith Molocher
Jan 29, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Jan 28, 2015 Megan Tillman
Jan 28, 2015 Patricia Kowal
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Yasemin Açıkgün
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I love horses I can't let this hapeen
Jan 28, 2015 Aase Sømme
Jan 28, 2015 Cindy Bassar
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Vanessa Cardona
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 Judy Custer
Jan 27, 2015 corinne mian
Jan 27, 2015 Faye Hancock ago we closed a slaughter house, in Texas, I and may went to the ur horses do not needf to be put through that torture ,
Jan 27, 2015 ken maguire
Jan 27, 2015 Tina Parale
Jan 27, 2015 Ingela Andersson Love, care and respect for life.
Jan 27, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Jan 26, 2015 Patricia Poole Personally, I would like to see all slaughter houses closed. I am a happy vegan and the thought of butchering any animal appals me.
Jan 26, 2015 Venancio Favela
Jan 26, 2015 huguette vanswijgenhoven please stop this
Jan 26, 2015 Lauren Lunde
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 Alison Zacharis
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 Anne S
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 linda tibbets
Jan 25, 2015 Seaan Winchester Life Is For Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 25, 2015 Saxyn Piffath
Jan 25, 2015 Alexandre Tytgat
Jan 25, 2015 Angela mills
Jan 25, 2015 Beatrix Janek-Oefelein
Jan 24, 2015 leigh vice This is the most horrid thing...horses are one of the most beautiful animals on the face of the earth and end up in slaughterhouses just so some fat sob can eat them....
Jan 24, 2015 Susan King
Jan 24, 2015 Stacey McCurley
Jan 24, 2015 Karen Simmons

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