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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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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


Aug 17, 2018 Jill Yamada
Aug 17, 2018 Glenn Showalter
Aug 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 15, 2018 Joan Heezen
Aug 15, 2018 Nichole Canino Mellerke
Aug 14, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Aug 14, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 14, 2018 Luiza Souza
Aug 13, 2018 Toni Peters
Aug 13, 2018 Shelley Reagan
Aug 13, 2018 Michele Symington
Aug 13, 2018 Bj Berry
Aug 13, 2018 Vangelis Seitanidis
Aug 13, 2018 Tammy Gregg
Aug 13, 2018 JOANNA TWIGG
Aug 13, 2018 MONICA FRYER
Aug 13, 2018 Courtney Gatchell
Aug 13, 2018 Gina Lledo Wunderlich
Aug 9, 2018 abbey l
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 5, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Aug 4, 2018 marita hanse
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 1, 2018 Татьяна Иванова
Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 Deborah Kerns
Jul 30, 2018 Pam Freilich
Jul 27, 2018 Heather McKenzie-York
Jul 24, 2018 Brianna Anepete
Jul 23, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
Jul 22, 2018 Mary Price
Jul 22, 2018 jane euteneuer
Jul 21, 2018 Dianna Correa
Jul 21, 2018 Brenda English
Jul 20, 2018 Steven Gagliano
Jul 20, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
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Jul 20, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 Jane Norling Our national treasure -- why do you want to destroy them??????
Jul 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Julie T.
Jul 19, 2018 Summer Patterson
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