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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


Oct 1, 2014 roger l page
Oct 1, 2014 rachel major
Oct 1, 2014 Beth Weiss
Oct 1, 2014 Elizabeth brown
Oct 1, 2014 Paul Dunfee Stop this now!!
Oct 1, 2014 Mary Jones
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Elak Swindell
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Linda Ilgen
Oct 1, 2014 Antonia Blei Stop the horse slaughter plants in America.
Oct 1, 2014 Margaret Rodriguez To think the USDA would even consider horse slaughter is shocking! What kind of killer mentality people are being put in these important jobs! These are magnificent creatures that helped us settle this country! Without them where would we be!
Oct 1, 2014 Dianne Kurtz Please stop killing horses for humans consumption.
Oct 1, 2014 j h
Oct 1, 2014 Ray Rossi
Oct 1, 2014 Charlene Evns
Oct 1, 2014 Lisa Bax
Oct 1, 2014 ginger bauerband
Oct 1, 2014 Florence Willaume-Juguet
Oct 1, 2014 lilas giorgi
Oct 1, 2014 Ajay Welinkar
Oct 1, 2014 maria loureiro
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 Dagmar Goebelbecker
Sep 30, 2014 Barbara Gyoerfi
Sep 29, 2014 Rebecca Middlebrooks I do not want my hard earned tax dollars supporting the slaughter of America's horses! We do not eat our horses. Nor do we need the waste by-products of the processing plants and the rich companies not paying any taxes here! No horse slaughter in the USA!
Sep 29, 2014 Phillip Neal
Sep 29, 2014 Christine Zani
Sep 29, 2014 Jackie O'Meara
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 29, 2014 Faith C. Smith
Sep 29, 2014 cliff herthel
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Basia Cherbony
Sep 28, 2014 Daisy Alonso
Sep 28, 2014 Gail Marceaux There is absolutely NO reason for horse slaughter. We, as a so-called civilized nation, do not recognize horses as a food source.
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Terri Henry
Sep 28, 2014 katherine adratkas
Sep 28, 2014 Mia Valdez-Castillo
Sep 27, 2014 julie kubica
Sep 27, 2014 Patricia Wade
Sep 27, 2014 Manuela Linares Dajani
Sep 27, 2014 Lorna Good
Sep 27, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 27, 2014 A A
Sep 26, 2014 Janet Ruffino
Sep 26, 2014 pamela smith
Sep 26, 2014 Rick Thomason
Sep 26, 2014 Jennifer Shifflett

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