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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: 108,827
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


Jun 2, 2015 Jennifer Leatherman
Jun 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Horses walked with us as pioneers in the US, and today some towns have gone back to horse-deliveries for milk. Isn't it time we stop killing them and show some real humanity? Horses trust us. We should be worthy of it.
Jun 2, 2015 loralei nader
Jun 2, 2015 Lorraine Sarnowski Stop this disgusting industry.
Jun 2, 2015 Rita O'Sullivan
Jun 2, 2015 Barb Brown
Jun 2, 2015 Janet Martin
Jun 2, 2015 Mary Wacker
Jun 2, 2015 Bernice O'Neil
Jun 2, 2015 Belgica Bailey
Jun 2, 2015 Jeanne Brummet Horses are not fit for human consumption and serve many other purposes besides food. Please do not allow slaughter of horses to return to the US.
Jun 2, 2015 anuja Kumar-Abdul
Jun 2, 2015 Helena Arimond
Jun 2, 2015 Diana Brooks
Jun 2, 2015 Shirley Smith
Jun 2, 2015 roro pachirian Im speechless, just STOP the slaughter Help these beautiful horses
Jun 2, 2015 Pamela Gfesser
Jun 2, 2015 Jo Schweick
Jun 2, 2015 Adriana Miranda
Jun 2, 2015 Vanessa Allet I'm against animal cruelty.Animals do have feelings and they do feel pain like us humans. Let them live in peace.These people hurting and exploiting animals need to be sued!So please stop exploiting them. Protect animals as they voiceless, and we are not.
Jun 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2015 Raylene Howes Please stop this.
Jun 2, 2015 Deborah Stanisewski
Jun 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Mercedes Galbreath
Jun 1, 2015 juscelia veiga What in the hell is going on???? No slaughtering horses your crazy people
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Ann Pogue NO TO HORSE SLAUGHTER IN THE USA
Jun 1, 2015 Julie Benger This proposed action is not the kind of behaviour you would expect from a so called 'advanced' society
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 gerry jensch
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Do not allow this in the United States- it is just a horse slaughter ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚
Jun 1, 2015 Kacey Ingram
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Michelle Stephens
Jun 1, 2015 Laurie Henderson
Jun 1, 2015 Dianne Bahlmann Horse slaughter ? Beyond disgusting !
Jun 1, 2015 grace black
Jun 1, 2015 jannie wikle
Jun 1, 2015 Chelsea Dailey
Jun 1, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Jun 1, 2015 Susan Campbell No slaughtering I the USA. No shipping horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.
Jun 1, 2015 marlene webster
Jun 1, 2015 Kazuyo Daikoku Not to allow horses to be slaughtered for their meat in the US! It's disgusting!
Jun 1, 2015 heeb Lowrance The USA should no horse slaughter
Jun 1, 2015 Kathryn Thomson
Jun 1, 2015 Debra Copeland
Jun 1, 2015 ratana kornkosar
Jun 1, 2015 julie saccone
Jun 1, 2015 Shirley Bardo

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