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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 114,621
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


May 25, 2018 William Laughlin
May 25, 2018 Leslie Carver This, Is. Wrong. Period. It is an election year, and we are all watching to see who does the right thing.
May 25, 2018 Donna Arnold No need for this, stop it.
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) PLEASE PLEASE DON'T ALLOW THIS!
May 25, 2018 Renata Halsiski
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Alicja Bożek
May 25, 2018 Elayna Kotsaftis
May 25, 2018 Patricia Crumb
May 25, 2018 anna ryan
May 25, 2018 Lisa Lauderdale So-called humans profiting off blood & suffering of another innocent animal. Research what the foreign owned slaughter plants in U.S. profited off the horses & how they polluted the cities they were located, increased crime, & lowered property values.
May 25, 2018 V. Hormazabal
May 25, 2018 Patricia Ruch
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Susan Mertins-Jones
May 25, 2018 james cattley
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Lin Koester
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 25, 2018 Leigh Ashman
May 25, 2018 Tammy Coble
May 25, 2018 Marie Soules
May 25, 2018 H.C. Norris
May 25, 2018 G.T. Taylor
May 25, 2018 Jason Green
May 25, 2018 Buford Staton
May 25, 2018 Buchannan Jackson
May 25, 2018 Leslie Ellis This is cruel and horrific abuse! Take responsibility for your animal or don’t breed them!
May 25, 2018 Donna Anderson
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is outrageous
May 25, 2018 Merrie Gudbie
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Jessie Sun
May 25, 2018 Ellen Cather
May 25, 2018 Robin Brooks This has been going on for a long time - the abandonment of losing horses at the race track. And geldings can't be used for breeding so they are the first to go.
May 25, 2018 Elisenda Ponsa
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) So sad I love horses
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Jn Hopkins Horses are beautiful, intelligent animals. Let the names of these barbaric owners and trainers be known to the public, and stop this practice
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Winnie Keiser
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Sharon Wanderer
May 25, 2018 Elissa Linger Do not allow horses to be slaughtered in the U.S.
May 25, 2018 Pamala Brown
May 25, 2018 Wanda Harris It's always been as heart breaking as the dog meat trade - the U.S. should hang its head in shame especially KY.
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Janet Schmittgens
May 25, 2018 Margie Lastovica What a cruel thing to do to horses! All deserve to live like humans, whether they lose or not! This is barbaric!! Lots of rescues they can go to, what is the problem with owners and trainers??!!!!! They should be FINED!!!!
May 25, 2018 Lois Meighan

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