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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

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
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 michael scala
Sep 17, 2014 Jennie Roe
Sep 17, 2014 Andrew Williams
Sep 17, 2014 deborah kamin
Sep 17, 2014 Joy Brown
Sep 17, 2014 Susan Faulkner
Sep 17, 2014 beth piuze
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Jessica Doherty
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 17, 2014 Claudia Alraun
Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre
Sep 16, 2014 Bonnie Dimichele
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 16, 2014 Gina Tedescucci
Sep 15, 2014 Bobbi Jo Parsley
Sep 15, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Sep 15, 2014 monika pettersen
Sep 15, 2014 Susan Thompson
Sep 14, 2014 Lauren Arnold
Sep 14, 2014 Holly Stockfish
Sep 14, 2014 tamalee robinson
Sep 14, 2014 Judy Moran
Sep 14, 2014 Erin Glenning
Sep 14, 2014 Beverly Roberts
Sep 14, 2014 May-Britt Seem
Sep 14, 2014 Denise Lihou
Sep 14, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 13, 2014 brittany flowers
Sep 13, 2014 Shannon Groseclose
Sep 13, 2014 Katie Sido
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Bonnie Maguire No horse slaughter period. No horses sent overseas to foreign slaughter markets. The trip would be horrendous for them and then to be slaughtered. This is simply put, an outrage. Let the foreign markets supply their own meat.
Sep 13, 2014 Tammy Lee

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