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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: 106,173
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 3, 2015 Anne Élise Grégoire
May 2, 2015 Sandra Cohen
May 2, 2015 Bailey Koski
May 2, 2015 Teah Batdorf
May 2, 2015 Carol Cure
May 2, 2015 Teresa Prentice
May 2, 2015 Joyce Shulman
May 2, 2015 marie retane
May 1, 2015 Lisa leonards
May 1, 2015 Laura Ravert
May 1, 2015 M Leisz
May 1, 2015 Laura Russo It need to stop ,no horse should ever be slaughtered
May 1, 2015 Cheri Real-Hurt
May 1, 2015 silke kraus
May 1, 2015 Alisa Daniels
May 1, 2015 arlene orlando
May 1, 2015 Karen Fusilier
May 1, 2015 Darla Daniels horses are living, breathing, intelligent, feeling animals! Please ban horse slaughter!
May 1, 2015 Christie Mills Unsavory characters tend to be attracted by the exploitation of animals. If horse slaughter is approved there will surely be more crimes against horses committed.
May 1, 2015 Melody Draper Horse thefts are already on the rise, open plants in the US and there will be many many more thefts. This is so wrong on so many levels.
May 1, 2015 Laurie Mayfield
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please do not allow slaughter plants to reopen in the United States. It's a horrible horrible death.
May 1, 2015 Gwen McDermott I hope and pray they do NOT bring back this murder on horses...We are trying to close the slaughter houses in Canada & Quebec and have all truckers who transport these horses will have their license taken away...SIGN ALL PETITIONS ON HORSE SLAUGHTERING.
May 1, 2015 Holly Thompson
May 1, 2015 fulton liesl it is time that this stopped for good, it is not necessary anymore. STOP IT
May 1, 2015 cheryl karr Stop them before there are no horses! Think about Montana and if you don't know what I am talking about, study your history! Wild Stallions are a thing of the past :( Horrible people!!!
May 1, 2015 Margaret Southwell We don't eat horses. Besides the fact they are pumped with dangerous drugs, they are our companions and workmates. Wars were won on their backs and Nations were built on their backs. At some point society has to say no to the ravages we create for$.
May 1, 2015 Anastasia Dashkevich
May 1, 2015 Kerry Beazizo Close the boarders to Canada and Mexico. Our US horses are not for human consumption.
May 1, 2015 Rita Schmitz
Apr 30, 2015 Michele Pennock Do not slaughter horses or collect them here to send across the borders!!!
Apr 30, 2015 suzy morgan Horrendous!!!! Ive been a prifessional hirse trainer most of my adult life.... this is an evil attrisity
Apr 30, 2015 sandra rogers its a cruel and nasty way for an animal to die.....then later to be eaten!?!! Why??? Slaughter is not The way to go. Just like everything else....make your money in fines on people that don't take care of their animals!!
Apr 30, 2015 Debra Lovern Stop horse slaughter in America. Promote responsible animal ownership
Apr 30, 2015 Karen Kelley
Apr 30, 2015 Angel Hiott Horses risked their lives for the settlement of this country, went into battles they rarely came out of, and ensured our survival by helping us grow our food. We pay them by slaughtering them to be eaten somewhere else. No amount of money is worth it.
Apr 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Do not slaughter horses!!!!!
Apr 30, 2015 George ortiz
Apr 30, 2015 Jessica Majoor
Apr 30, 2015 Rita-Eileen Glynn Smith
Apr 30, 2015 Renee Schunke
Apr 30, 2015 Jamie Bailey The American Horse's are the most abused animals in the history of the United States of America. We owe them are past and our future. I am ashamed our government has let this happen.
Apr 30, 2015 monika buehler
Apr 30, 2015 Lona DeCasper
Apr 30, 2015 Shqipe Nura
Apr 30, 2015 Janine Plimbley
Apr 30, 2015 Eilene Reizer
Apr 30, 2015 Kim Verbeke
Apr 30, 2015 joan gordon

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