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On 10/17/2014 The Animal Rescue Site mailed 103,663 signatures to Secretary Vilsack asking him to end the cruel horse slaughter industry in the United States. While we wait for a response, please continue to sign this important petition and share it with your friends to help horses all across America!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 108,713
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


May 29, 2015 Susan Goetz
May 29, 2015 denise chardon
May 29, 2015 Lauren Costa
May 29, 2015 Kristy Adkins We are a much better country than to allow this to happen.
May 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop it now
May 28, 2015 Briony Mastro
May 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2015 jack wilson
May 28, 2015 jerry akers
May 28, 2015 terry thompson
May 28, 2015 Silvina Ares
May 28, 2015 beverly dunn
May 28, 2015 Katarina Eviliana
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2015 Andrea Jaeger
May 27, 2015 warren tadlock
May 27, 2015 Erin Carmean
May 27, 2015 Kris McClain
May 27, 2015 Amanda Lambert
May 27, 2015 Tina Haby
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2015 Danielle VIDY
May 27, 2015 Emily Dixon
May 27, 2015 linda may
May 27, 2015 christine jean
May 27, 2015 Emily Tadlock These beautiful and innocent animals need protection and LOVE
May 27, 2015 Suzanne Becker
May 27, 2015 Meredith Shelton
May 27, 2015 Jodi Perkins
May 27, 2015 Karine Verhoeven
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 Pauline Seymour
May 26, 2015 Terry Poage
May 26, 2015 Suzanne Dean Please stop this horrible inhumane practice!
May 26, 2015 Cyndi Asam Stop the Slaughter! !!!!
May 26, 2015 Catherine Blake Slaughter is rarely if ever humane, and this obsession with killing animals has to stop. We don't need all this killing to live. Stop now.
May 26, 2015 Anca Ceraceanu No horse slaughter @ No wild horses slaughter!
May 26, 2015 Dana Kánská
May 25, 2015 Arlene Brewer
May 25, 2015 charles Youtz Horses are not meals! Slaughtering horses makes me heartsick! They helped found our nation, without them, we would not be where we are! Protect them, not abuse and kill them!
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please do not slaughter horses.
May 25, 2015 Diana Tracy One giant step for mankind,,,"Backwards"..'Eating Horses?" what country am I in? This is simply the most Grotesque Consideration,,,,NO...NO...NO...,DIANA TRACY
May 24, 2015 Lorena Lee
May 24, 2015 Tammy Rogers Please these animals don't deserve to be slaughtered. They are beautiful animals that bring pleasure and joy to so many people.
May 24, 2015 Sioux Sarlis
May 24, 2015 Leslie Ann Rodarte
May 24, 2015 Mary Prelovsky
May 24, 2015 Christina Marcus
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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