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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 114,924
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


Jul 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Julie T.
Jul 19, 2018 Summer Patterson
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName402430276862849 jmetetlastName838175107790981 jmeterComment9556
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName323335774364328 jmetetlastName846960909469587 jmeterComment1835
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName767264616079811 jmetetlastName193667929354819 jmeterComment9805
Jul 18, 2018 GLENDA WRIGHT
Jul 18, 2018 Wanda Maness
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2018 Nancy Millhorn
Jul 17, 2018 Katia Pastorello
Jul 17, 2018 Juanita Fournier
Jul 17, 2018 Joan Harlem Save our iconic horses. STOP horse slaughter
Jul 17, 2018 Susan Thompson Horse slaughter is INHUMANE! Our horses deserve so much better. I know, I have saved over 200 from slaughter.
Jul 17, 2018 Lucy Hernandez
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 17, 2018 Tara Spires
Jul 17, 2018 Patricia Rister
Jul 17, 2018 Jean Diamond
Jul 17, 2018 Lucille Decaria
Jul 17, 2018 Mary Lou Salatino
Jul 17, 2018 Deborah Salivar-Keene
Jul 17, 2018 Petra Hansen
Jul 17, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Jul 17, 2018 Phillippa Hilsden
Jul 17, 2018 Cheryl Scrupski
Jul 17, 2018 Amy Pfaffman
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Ellen Sawyer
Jul 17, 2018 Shawn Grause
Jul 17, 2018 Michaela Estes
Jul 17, 2018 Karen Watkins
Jul 17, 2018 Mirela Dibra
Jul 16, 2018 philippe TURPIN
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Mr. Perdue: please protect our treasured mustangs!!
Jul 12, 2018 Iris & Patty Yermak
Jul 9, 2018 Cynthia Allen
Jul 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2018 Keiko Barrett
Jul 8, 2018 Keiko Barrett
Jul 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2018 Cheryl Prebles
Jul 8, 2018 Nancy Prucha
Jul 8, 2018 Diane Dillabough
Jul 8, 2018 Bonnie Gentile
Jul 8, 2018 Joanne Scheurer
Jul 8, 2018 Jill Madsen

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