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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: 100,893
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 10, 2014 Nathalie Perry
Jul 10, 2014 Angela Palczynski
Jul 10, 2014 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 9, 2014 Larry Lisnock
Jul 9, 2014 Citlali Real
Jul 9, 2014 Jo Ardell
Jul 9, 2014 heike strehle
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 MIREILLE FABIANO
Jul 9, 2014 Ellen Grossman
Jul 8, 2014 YVONNE HALL
Jul 8, 2014 Laura McDonald
Jul 8, 2014 James Poston
Jul 8, 2014 cynthia ratliff
Jul 8, 2014 BOOTSIE CONLIN
Jul 8, 2014 Samantha Lowery
Jul 8, 2014 blandine bonnaud
Jul 8, 2014 Deb Warner
Jul 8, 2014 Deborah Sofia
Jul 8, 2014 Dawn-Marie McGarry
Jul 8, 2014 Sophie Tramel
Jul 8, 2014 Linda Marasco
Jul 8, 2014 Rhonda Gritzmacher
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth sanchez
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 leanna dossman
Jul 7, 2014 lourdes sever
Jul 7, 2014 Felicia Singer
Jul 7, 2014 Susette Stough
Jul 7, 2014 Karlene Cummins
Jul 7, 2014 Andrea Miller
Jul 7, 2014 Laurie Schmidt
Jul 7, 2014 Maria George
Jul 7, 2014 Gigi Middlebrook
Jul 7, 2014 Renate Weinhappl
Jul 7, 2014 Lorrie Kanakas Save the horses!!
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Ronda Maples
Jul 7, 2014 SALMA ARABI
Jul 7, 2014 Demetrios Lekkas
Jul 7, 2014 Gail Serra
Jul 7, 2014 Melissa McGuire
Jul 7, 2014 Jennifer Castaldo I sign as many of these as I can... Horse Slaughter is unneccessary in the U.S. and it needs to be outlawed.
Jul 7, 2014 Robyn Burt do the right thing here.
Jul 7, 2014 Monica Gonzalez
Jul 7, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jul 7, 2014 Melissa Pierce
Jul 7, 2014 Valerie Alves
Jul 7, 2014 Lorraine Lowry
Jul 7, 2014 Jane Hintz Please quit slaughtering horses, pigs, dogs, cats and any and all animals!!!

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