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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: 106,002
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


Apr 20, 2015 mary rivas
Apr 20, 2015 Diane Gudatis
Apr 20, 2015 Al Lindstrom
Apr 20, 2015 Joan Ardrey
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 robert burdon
Apr 20, 2015 Stefanie Lamsen
Apr 19, 2015 Tina White
Apr 19, 2015 Edith Nash
Apr 19, 2015 Renata Nikolic
Apr 18, 2015 JOSÉ CAMPOS
Apr 18, 2015 William Mooneyham
Apr 18, 2015 Alana Mooneyham
Apr 18, 2015 Deborah Ottinger STOP THIS AT ONCE AS IT'S UNCALLED FOR&INHUMANE! THERE'S NO GOOD REASON TO DO THIS TO THESE HORSES! I AM APPALLED&SAD TO SEE THIS! STOP KILLING THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS...LET THEM DO OTHER THINGS TO STAY ALIVE&WELL!
Apr 18, 2015 yvonne Ryder
Apr 18, 2015 Karenne Smith
Apr 18, 2015 Laura Arnold
Apr 18, 2015 Karishma Brough
Apr 18, 2015 dorothy causier
Apr 18, 2015 Diane Carson Protect the horses - greedy ranchers need to learn to share the land. Protect our horses and allow them to live on the land unmolested.
Apr 18, 2015 Olga Shumova
Apr 18, 2015 Pamela Koraly Stop the cruel practices of torture and slaughter.
Apr 17, 2015 Valerie Giddy
Apr 17, 2015 lisa carter
Apr 17, 2015 Tiffany Terry
Apr 17, 2015 Tracey Downing
Apr 17, 2015 Mishelle Johnson
Apr 17, 2015 Danielle Halverson
Apr 17, 2015 Mireille Helme
Apr 17, 2015 Prof. Denise J. Tartaglia On what planet is this a good idea? These are beautiful, vital beings. Pls stop this atrocity.
Apr 17, 2015 Marcee Bogan
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed) Terrible thing
Apr 17, 2015 Johanna Kristin Sigurz
Apr 17, 2015 malgorzata lange There is no reason to kill horses for meat but to profit from it.
Apr 16, 2015 Maria Riojas
Apr 16, 2015 Cynthia Hattey
Apr 16, 2015 Susan Reeder
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Maria Swans
Apr 16, 2015 kay brewster
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Karen Burich This practice is unnecessary. Stop!!!!
Apr 16, 2015 marjory lant
Apr 16, 2015 amanda reese
Apr 16, 2015 cathy edwards
Apr 16, 2015 Kristina Brough
Apr 16, 2015 Kathy Dunback
Apr 16, 2015 john Falletti
Apr 16, 2015 Patti Flasch

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