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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!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 101,398
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


Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Debbie McCabe
Jul 24, 2014 April Lerche
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) We shouldn't have to sign something that should be common sense. Oh yeah these days most don't have any.
Jul 24, 2014 Melissa Mazza
Jul 23, 2014 Gicelle Faggion Porque todos os animais do mundo tem e devem viver.
Jul 23, 2014 Chris Blackwell
Jul 23, 2014 Diane Siebert
Jul 23, 2014 Σοφία Λάζου
Jul 23, 2014 Kristina Aguilera
Jul 23, 2014 Jeff Stevens
Jul 23, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Jul 23, 2014 celine zini
Jul 23, 2014 Vanessa Vertigan
Jul 23, 2014 Yvette Meraz
Jul 23, 2014 Jeanne Laymance
Jul 23, 2014 Nerissa Dowling
Jul 22, 2014 Maggie Lynch Please stand up for the majority of Americans and prevent further violence against horses. Thank you!
Jul 22, 2014 Andrew Deakin
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Mary Brown If you want to slaughter something slaughter the stupid feral PIGS - leave our horses ALONE! NO Horse Slaughter plants in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 22, 2014 Lyla De Vita
Jul 22, 2014 Dianne PunKay
Jul 22, 2014 Joanne Belzer
Jul 22, 2014 DeLynda Brown
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am respectfully requesting that you stop processing and condoning applications for inspections of horse slaughter plants. Horse slaughter is inhumane!!
Jul 22, 2014 B. Szab
Jul 22, 2014 Rebecca Dafler
Jul 22, 2014 Joan Jodon horses are wonderful, loving, beautiful creatures and deserve to be treated as such. horse slaughter is animal cruelty
Jul 22, 2014 karen koslick Please do not let them kill any horses
Jul 22, 2014 Sherry Williams Please don't allow the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the US. I have horses of my own, and just the thought of one of mine dying of old age saddens me. To think that the US government is considering reopening horse slaughter houses is repugnant!
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Julie Summerfield
Jul 22, 2014 Lou Gephart
Jul 22, 2014 Becky Mastoras
Jul 22, 2014 jon blake stop
Jul 22, 2014 Diana Frank
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 barbara elias I don't even trust Chinese restaurants because I never know if the meat is from a dog or a horse. Stop this slaughter. They are not the beasts, humans are.
Jul 22, 2014 Mike Castoldi
Jul 22, 2014 diane white Please keep the 2005 law in act. This sickening slaughter must NOT be allowed!
Jul 22, 2014 Mary Prestridge Doesn't the USDA have better things to do than pander to the rich by cruelty to horses? Really?! Horses are NOT MEANT for human consumption, even overseas where they eat anything. Reject this inhumane nonsense!
Jul 22, 2014 Cindy Steib Mahatma Ghandi said that you could judge a man or his country by the way they treat their animals. What would this say about our country if we left such a barbaric thing like this happen again? These are America's horses!! Not Europe's!!
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 stacey Higham
Jul 22, 2014 Luisa Castagnaro
Jul 22, 2014 Carolyn Monnet

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