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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


Aug 28, 2014 Tami Green
Aug 28, 2014 ruth livorsi I am adamantly opposed to horse slaughter plants. The horse helped to make this nation and now this nation wants to kill them just for profit? What is wrong with this nation now where anything can be killed to make money. Wolfs, bears, seals, horses!
Aug 27, 2014 Kenzie Wolff
Aug 27, 2014 vanessa marcano
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Stella chilingaryan
Aug 27, 2014 Geraldine losch
Aug 27, 2014 Shawn Gordon
Aug 26, 2014 ruchi sharma
Aug 26, 2014 Brenda Gephart
Aug 26, 2014 Linda Young
Aug 26, 2014 Carmen Williams
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Lin Damon
Aug 26, 2014 b clark
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 Rachel Wales
Aug 25, 2014 Robin Corning This practice is inhumane and should be banned!
Aug 25, 2014 Lisa Selby
Aug 24, 2014 Suzanne McClain
Aug 24, 2014 cynthia garza Let them live
Aug 24, 2014 Macy Murdock
Aug 24, 2014 Natalie Coon
Aug 24, 2014 federico ciardi
Aug 24, 2014 divya ramanan Stop slaughter
Aug 24, 2014 stupino roberto
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernando Casal
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 24, 2014 Staci Noel
Aug 23, 2014 Darlene Wilson
Aug 23, 2014 shana Smith
Aug 23, 2014 claire owczarkowski
Aug 23, 2014 nuray baran
Aug 23, 2014 Linda Hedio
Aug 23, 2014 Yeng Tropezado
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) usa stop being so barbaric
Aug 22, 2014 Mia Dravis
Aug 22, 2014 Nelida Ibanez
Aug 22, 2014 Sabrina Sterrett
Aug 22, 2014 Crystal Hill
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 sandi krawecki
Aug 22, 2014 Denver Nichols
Aug 22, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 21, 2014 Lisa Silliman-French
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Jill Walters
Aug 21, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 21, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 21, 2014 mary ruliffson

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