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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: 101,985
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


Sep 22, 2014 Linda Close
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Dr Cynthia Young
Sep 22, 2014 Marian Cisneros
Sep 22, 2014 Julie SIracusa
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Kristie Lyon
Sep 22, 2014 jess greg
Sep 22, 2014 Linda Scott
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Susan Johnson
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 22, 2014 Lori Guillard
Sep 22, 2014 Carol McIntosh
Sep 22, 2014 Alp Arslan
Sep 22, 2014 Vicki Roman
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 Lenka Mašková
Sep 22, 2014 Janice Pappas
Sep 22, 2014 Christine Bell
Sep 22, 2014 Katrina-Bridget Blair
Sep 21, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 21, 2014 Linda Peterson The USDA needs to get its head out the wrong place and into the right place. No horse meat slaughter!
Sep 21, 2014 Darilynn McCoy
Sep 21, 2014 Lucy Glassenbury
Sep 20, 2014 Karen Lageveen
Sep 20, 2014 Sakshi Sawant
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Kelly Carr
Sep 19, 2014 Katie Simpson
Sep 19, 2014 Susan Roth-Vainder
Sep 19, 2014 Tracy Shirley
Sep 19, 2014 Marcia Mery Nasty evil humans beings that have no compassion for these gentle animals.
Sep 19, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Sep 19, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Maggie martin Stop this.....
Sep 18, 2014 Camryn Lee Sickening, cruel, barbaric, neanderthal behavior, Americans do NOT want this in our country. USDA doesn't care about anything but industry, if USDA cared, then this barbarism would STOP.
Sep 17, 2014 Anthony Orsetti
Sep 17, 2014 Edwina Foreman
Sep 17, 2014 michelle mcdaniel NO! Just, NO!
Sep 17, 2014 janice hanninen
Sep 17, 2014 Pat McGaw Beautiful creatures, stop killing, you have no right
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Rod Ridenhour
Sep 17, 2014 Kellie Benson
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz

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