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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: 110,394
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


Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Kay Long
Aug 26, 2015 Tina Sabourin
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 26, 2015 Scotia Ogle
Aug 25, 2015 Lisa Maines
Aug 25, 2015 Michael Arnold
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Theresia Styadinata
Aug 25, 2015 Joanne Zolk
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2015 debbie cunningham
Aug 25, 2015 Judy Malone
Aug 25, 2015 Susan Ernst
Aug 25, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 Marta,Betty,David,Fernando,Joel Anguiano-Volsansky
Aug 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 23, 2015 Teresa Logan
Aug 23, 2015 Stephanie Herndon
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 22, 2015 Sharon Toscano
Aug 22, 2015 Deborah Lee
Aug 22, 2015 Theresa Petrosky
Aug 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2015 Maria Simao
Aug 21, 2015 Barbara Chisholm
Aug 21, 2015 ruth ferguson
Aug 21, 2015 shantel wood
Aug 21, 2015 Baagheera An
Aug 21, 2015 Chandler Vandekerkhove
Aug 21, 2015 Diane Kennedy These animals are beautiful & should not be destroyed.
Aug 20, 2015 Mary Mullen
Aug 20, 2015 Sylvia Dellacorino
Aug 20, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Aug 20, 2015 i gerritsen a big NEIGH to this!
Aug 20, 2015 fran oakes
Aug 20, 2015 Makhloufi Makhloufi
Aug 20, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Aug 19, 2015 Janice Martz
Aug 19, 2015 Sue Nash
Aug 19, 2015 Lynnette Angell
Aug 19, 2015 Kimberly Wiley
Aug 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2015 Kim DelMonico
Aug 19, 2015 Bonnie Emory
Aug 19, 2015 Kimberly Wright

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