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After the appellate court lifted the emergency injunction, New Mexico's Attorney General filed a lawsuit to block the planned horse slaughter plant from opening in early 2014, citing Valley Meat's history of violations against safety and environmental laws. US horses are running out of time - sign below to prevent the slaughter!
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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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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


Sep 17, 2014 Jessica Doherty
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 17, 2014 Claudia Alraun
Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre
Sep 16, 2014 Bonnie Dimichele
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 16, 2014 Gina Tedescucci
Sep 15, 2014 Bobbi Jo Parsley
Sep 15, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Sep 15, 2014 monika pettersen
Sep 15, 2014 Susan Thompson
Sep 14, 2014 Lauren Arnold
Sep 14, 2014 Holly Stockfish
Sep 14, 2014 tamalee robinson
Sep 14, 2014 Judy Moran
Sep 14, 2014 Erin Glenning
Sep 14, 2014 Beverly Roberts
Sep 14, 2014 May-Britt Seem
Sep 14, 2014 Denise Lihou
Sep 14, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 13, 2014 brittany flowers
Sep 13, 2014 Shannon Groseclose
Sep 13, 2014 Katie Sido
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Bonnie Maguire No horse slaughter period. No horses sent overseas to foreign slaughter markets. The trip would be horrendous for them and then to be slaughtered. This is simply put, an outrage. Let the foreign markets supply their own meat.
Sep 13, 2014 Tammy Lee
Sep 13, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 13, 2014 PATRICIA SIMON
Sep 13, 2014 ROCIO GONZALEZ
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 12, 2014 sandra padilla please save the horses
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Christa Izzi
Sep 12, 2014 Mickey Finn
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 ananias angeles
Sep 12, 2014 karen watton
Sep 12, 2014 Dale Proulx
Sep 12, 2014 Theresa Leach Horses are not meant to be on a dinner plate. It must stop!
Sep 12, 2014 Beate Schoen
Sep 12, 2014 jaya bhattacharya wat next? humans???
Sep 12, 2014 colleen davey
Sep 12, 2014 Raegan Guglielmo
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Amy Thompson
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 linda ford
Sep 10, 2014 Noemi Tello-Botdorf

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