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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: 110,267
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 3, 2015 Barry Slaven
Aug 3, 2015 Valerie Miller
Aug 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2015 Lillian Schneider
Aug 3, 2015 Cinzia Corradi
Aug 3, 2015 Gracie Galindo
Aug 2, 2015 Pamela Ratkowski
Aug 2, 2015 Arian Smith
Aug 2, 2015 cortney adelman
Aug 2, 2015 Darlene White They are mostly doing it in Mexico now, lets stop that too.
Aug 2, 2015 Corinna Heilmann
Aug 2, 2015 Laurie Shumway
Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2015 Kimberly Wellington
Aug 2, 2015 Joan How
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I rescue horses. I have 8 right now. I love horses.
Aug 1, 2015 Julie Anderson
Aug 1, 2015 Catherine Reich MANKIND??
Aug 1, 2015 SÍLVIA COSTA
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Lisa Haut
Aug 1, 2015 Jonathon Culver
Aug 1, 2015 Karen Rubino
Aug 1, 2015 LAURA SCHIMELPFENIG im ashamed this happens in America.
Jul 31, 2015 jenn robb
Jul 31, 2015 Cherish Graham
Jul 31, 2015 Betsy Ridge
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) No horse slaughter in USA - please!
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Susan Cobb
Jul 31, 2015 Nancy Parnell
Jul 31, 2015 Cindy Miller
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 Shawna Campbell
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Cynthia Milner
Jul 31, 2015 Kathleen Thomas
Jul 31, 2015 Elise Durand
Jul 31, 2015 Kacee Pals
Jul 31, 2015 Sabine G.
Jul 31, 2015 Pat Ruotolo
Jul 31, 2015 patrizia gandolfi
Jul 31, 2015 Susan Finlon
Jul 31, 2015 Anitra Hampton
Jul 31, 2015 Ekta Lal
Jul 29, 2015 Stark Debra
Jul 29, 2015 liz breeding
Jul 29, 2015 Jackie Drew Please Stop this Senseless killing!!!
Jul 29, 2015 Nanci A Prado
Jul 29, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters

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