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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 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 20, 2014 Dennis Armstrong
Aug 20, 2014 tonya jones
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 kat api
Aug 20, 2014 Gail Lavoie
Aug 20, 2014 aidee burt
Aug 20, 2014 Judy Zoerman
Aug 20, 2014 Jamie Patricia Misch Please,we need to protect these animals and stop causing harm to them because of our selfish needs and wants. Thank you
Aug 20, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 peter fitzke
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Georgina Irving
Aug 20, 2014 Catherine Climpson I am against horse slaughter too; these are beautiful animals, and they deserve to live a good life.
Aug 20, 2014 sabrina krzeminski
Aug 20, 2014 Lissa Moris
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 Lori Rios Stop!
Aug 19, 2014 Goldie Ponino
Aug 19, 2014 Angela Howard
Aug 19, 2014 anne carlson
Aug 18, 2014 stacey krieger
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Chant
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Sullivan
Aug 18, 2014 Uliana ASTRA Horses are one of the symbolic animals in the US, dont slaughter your national symbols!
Aug 18, 2014 Laura Lawrence
Aug 17, 2014 Jo Bomser
Aug 17, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 17, 2014 shawna segovia Please stop this horrible act.
Aug 17, 2014 Donna Blair
Aug 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2014 Tonya Roznowski
Aug 17, 2014 Machteld Wierenga
Aug 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2014 Angela Ford
Aug 16, 2014 Amanda Schmitt
Aug 16, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Aug 16, 2014 Priscilla DaCosta
Aug 16, 2014 Juliet Ganpat
Aug 16, 2014 LEE & SANDRA HEBERT SICK, SICK, SICK. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Aug 16, 2014 Kathy Souza
Aug 16, 2014 Danielle Wisehart
Aug 16, 2014 Marcia Bissett
Aug 16, 2014 heather pitcox
Aug 16, 2014 Aureo Alejandro, Jr. For those people who enjoy horse meat, I urge you to go live in a barbaric country which allows it! And I hope you choke on it!
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley Jeffrey Animals need rights.
Aug 16, 2014 Sharon Spurgeon There is just no need for this!
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2014 Delmy Perez

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