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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!
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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

Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Horses should not be used for food. Please do not allow the slaughter of these animals.
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 19, 2014 Jennifer Bodoh
Apr 19, 2014 Lesley Blissett Who could slaughter such beautiful animals? Only barbarians and savages, no one with an eye for beauty or a heart could slaughter such a beautiful animal!
Apr 19, 2014 Kyoko Matsunaga
Apr 18, 2014 Frank Nettekoven
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 Tracy Sgro
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn
Apr 18, 2014 adam marland
Apr 18, 2014 Janie Grohman
Apr 18, 2014 Samantha Struthers
Apr 17, 2014 Ashley O'Brien
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Tina Bryant
Apr 17, 2014 Donna Jordan Don't kill horses
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 elisa rodriguez
Apr 17, 2014 leanne mumford
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Margie Rose
Apr 17, 2014 Lisa Mills
Apr 16, 2014 Diane Carroll
Apr 16, 2014 Marina Sepulveda
Apr 16, 2014 Blake Magid
Apr 16, 2014 Julie Jones
Apr 16, 2014 Sue Meyers Stop killing horses needlessly!
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 dominique françoise weber stop horse slaughtering it is abuse! horses allways helped the humans! where would america be without all the horses in the past! this is respectless and barbaric!
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Fran Wojtaswewicz
Apr 16, 2014 jennie collett
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 angela viveros-lopez
Apr 16, 2014 mac saunders
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 15, 2014 Mareesa Kelly
Apr 15, 2014 e bozulich
Apr 15, 2014 kay valenti
Apr 15, 2014 vee boz
Apr 15, 2014 Diana Tieu
Apr 15, 2014 Sally Eadie
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Martin
Apr 14, 2014 Julie Botsch
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Satu Silventoinen
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva

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