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After the appellate court lifted the emergency injunction, New Mexico's Attorney General filed a lawsuit to block the planned horse slaughter plant from opening in early 2014, citing Valley Meat's history of violations against safety and environmental laws. US horses are running out of time - sign below to prevent the slaughter!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 100,949
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


Jul 13, 2014 Dana Levy
Jul 13, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jul 13, 2014 lione r worton
Jul 13, 2014 Maria Werner
Jul 13, 2014 hanna kühne
Jul 13, 2014 Loreta Bernotaite
Jul 13, 2014 Rey Stephens
Jul 13, 2014 Makenna Larson
Jul 13, 2014 jess b
Jul 13, 2014 Alicia O'Connor
Jul 12, 2014 Tamera West Do not allow our precious horses to be shipped out of the US to meat plants elsewhere to be murdered for food for any country, or be murdered in this country either. This is inhumane, cruel and torture of these magnificant, loyal and loving animals.
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Tanya Olbrys
Jul 12, 2014 Sonja Wiesmeier
Jul 12, 2014 simonn erismann
Jul 12, 2014 nicole edward
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Cheryl Lechtanski
Jul 12, 2014 Louise Abbott
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Chelsea Baun
Jul 12, 2014 Eva Andersson
Jul 12, 2014 Jen Tedesco
Jul 12, 2014 Tiffany Laino
Jul 12, 2014 Fiona Wright
Jul 12, 2014 ALESSIA BERGAMINI
Jul 12, 2014 monica siena
Jul 12, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy
Jul 11, 2014 Yolanda Mendoza
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 k d
Jul 11, 2014 Linda Mitchell
Jul 11, 2014 Leilani Chua
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Emily Clarke
Jul 11, 2014 Suzana Urszuly
Jul 11, 2014 Shirin Ighani No more slaughters and no more shipping horses to other countries for slaughter
Jul 11, 2014 Sonja Barton
Jul 11, 2014 Maria R Furbelli
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Cindy Huffaker
Jul 11, 2014 lori edwards
Jul 11, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 11, 2014 Frances Bonner We the people love horses. Please be a leader and role model of nonviolence that our world and next generation need so badly. You are gifted with amazing power to influence.
Jul 11, 2014 kathleen molinari
Jul 11, 2014 alicia vanwickler
Jul 11, 2014 Alexis Stringfield
Jul 11, 2014 christine sheen
Jul 11, 2014 Regina Boots
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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