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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: 103,885
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

Oct 24, 2014 Lesley Christensen
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 Jennifer Manning Stop wild horse round up and torture, No slaughter of horses in the United States Canada or Mexico. No shipping horses to slaughter. Leave wild horses alone and free. Kick cattle off public land. They have no right to be there.
Oct 23, 2014 Sandra Mare
Oct 23, 2014 Dawn Strickland
Oct 23, 2014 Nina Røstad
Oct 23, 2014 valerie whitcomb
Oct 23, 2014 Jean Tobias
Oct 23, 2014 Crystal D.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Carla Thrasher I am totally against equine slaughter. Close the borders to Mexico, Canada and deny the applications for slaughter in the USA.
Oct 23, 2014 linda giron No horse slaughter in the US and stop transporting them to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. These are our pets.
Oct 23, 2014 Janet Dunnington No horse slaughter in United States and stop the illegal borders bringing our horses to slaughter houses in Mexico and Canada.
Oct 23, 2014 Katie Dotson
Oct 23, 2014 Suzanne Baron No horse slaughter in the USA! Wild horses are a symbol of Free Spirit. Our leaders 2nd placed our flag, removed the pledge of allegiance and are destroying the beautiful mustang! What's next? Stuffed bald eagle for Thanksgiving? Get on our side USDA!
Oct 23, 2014 Janet Coppens
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Nazeck I call for an end of horse slaughter in America to include shipping of American horses to other countries for slaughter.
Oct 23, 2014 Sue Willett
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) NO HORSE SLAUGHTER!!!
Oct 23, 2014 Joanne Spencer Stop sending our horses to slaughter!!
Oct 23, 2014 karen villarreal PLEASE STOP SLAUGHTERING HORSES.
Oct 23, 2014 Melanie Hayes Stop the slaughter! Americans do not eat horse meat and majority are opposed to the slaughter of horses.
Oct 23, 2014 Celina Fiorino Horse slaughter is EVIL! Horses are work, recreation and companion animals, just like dogs and cats <3 ! I oppose slaughter of horses for more reasons than I can name! BAN HORSE SLAUGHTER!!
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 JAYNE COOK
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Horn
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop cruelty to intelligent, sentient beings, Now!!!
Oct 22, 2014 Jessica cyrier
Oct 22, 2014 Mary Hernandez
Oct 22, 2014 Deb Mason Canada states that 60% of horses slaughtered are from the US. Need to stop transporting our horses over the boarder to slaughter also. Some type of tracking system needs to be in place.
Oct 22, 2014 Jennifer Morzer
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) No to slaughter! Wild horses are being rounded up by the thousands and are held in government holding pens. Some of these horses may end up at slaughter. We must fight BLM and we must fight against slaughter in the USA,Mexico and Canada!
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) The vast majority of Americans, over 80%, are opposed to horse slaughter.
Oct 22, 2014 Elaine Burgess There are always someone out there willing to take in neglected horses!
Oct 22, 2014 Christel Szopieray Enough! Horse meat is treated with drugs that horses are given because they aren't meant for consumption. yada yada yada You know the drill. STOP THIS.
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 Annette Amarose
Oct 22, 2014 Holly S
Oct 22, 2014 Christine Oconnell
Oct 22, 2014 Judy sharples Please don't roundup or kill our Mustangs. Instead punish everyone. Involved in the chasing, rounding up and destroying these American horses. The helicopter pilots need to go to prison to
Oct 22, 2014 Karen Campbell
Oct 22, 2014 Michlelle Storace Horse slaughter is sick abuse. They are NOT livestock
Oct 22, 2014 Tammie Pomroy
Oct 22, 2014 Kristine Megaro
Oct 22, 2014 John Sendrowski Stop the craziness. Horses are not food animals in the U.S.
Oct 22, 2014 Diana Kline Horses are not raised as food animals in the U.S. and never will be. U.S. horses are not fit to eat by anyone.
Oct 22, 2014 Claudia Daigle Congress, pass the Safeguard American Food Exports Act to federally ban horse slaughter from American soil and ban the transport of our horses and burros across our borders to horrific slaughter...NOW, please. Now.
Oct 22, 2014 Lu Crow
Oct 22, 2014 Susan Carter Horses should not be an amenable species.
Oct 22, 2014 sam mcdonald

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