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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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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 29, 2014 Carl Schultz
Jul 29, 2014 carla Ceccatelli
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Pamela Presti
Jul 29, 2014 Michele Grider
Jul 29, 2014 Marvin Bryant
Jul 29, 2014 Rebecca White
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 29, 2014 Monique AUBERT
Jul 28, 2014 michelle andrus
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 dolores chavez STOP such cruelty!!
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 Brittany Wheeler
Jul 27, 2014 Steve Rudy
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 Alison Griffith
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 27, 2014 Christine Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 geri gottlieb
Jul 26, 2014 Cynthia Karim
Jul 26, 2014 Ellen Gates
Jul 26, 2014 Kim Simone
Jul 26, 2014 luis silveira
Jul 26, 2014 Nancy Kelley Horses should be put back into the wild if that's their life. They should be running freely and happy and they are wonderful animals. No animal should EVER be slaughtered!
Jul 26, 2014 Lynne Pendleton
Jul 25, 2014 Christine Adametz
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Roberta Butticci
Jul 25, 2014 jessica trepanier
Jul 25, 2014 Pat Tierney
Jul 25, 2014 Genevieve Young
Jul 25, 2014 kaitlin Kennedy
Jul 25, 2014 tobias hammer
Jul 25, 2014 Holly Harkin
Jul 25, 2014 Marla Woodrum
Jul 25, 2014 Iris Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Keith Kincheloe
Jul 25, 2014 Susan Bona The people of the United States have made their opinions well known on this. There should be no slaughterhouses in the US allowed to process horses. The continuing horrible treatment of food animals needs to stop completely before this is even considered.
Jul 25, 2014 Sharon Fisk
Jul 25, 2014 Nicolina Sposaro
Jul 25, 2014 Gina Crane
Jul 25, 2014 Rosanne Nangle
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Barbara Paschall Don't slaughter any type of animal.
Jul 25, 2014 Bonnie Tielens
Jul 25, 2014 Siddharth Mehrotra

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