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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: 104,602
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


Dec 22, 2014 b w
Dec 22, 2014 Gudrun Dennis
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2014 Michael Coffey
Dec 21, 2014 Wendy Wilson
Dec 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 21, 2014 Claudia Carrigan
Dec 20, 2014 Lynn Webber
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 Melissa K
Dec 19, 2014 Katie Miller IGNORANT ASSES,GO FUCK YOUR UGLY ASS SELVES ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก.STOP THE ANIMAL CRUELTY ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก
Dec 19, 2014 APRIL FOXWELL
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Horses are my favorite animal and the very thought of eating one makes me want to vomit, wonder what Roy Rogers would have thought of this???
Dec 19, 2014 Hope Goram
Dec 18, 2014 Tess Dunlap
Dec 18, 2014 Shirley Elliott
Dec 18, 2014 Christie Keiser
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Simon Reynolds
Dec 18, 2014 Nicole Hamilton
Dec 18, 2014 majella hunston
Dec 18, 2014 Keri Lewis
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 Mariska van Staden
Dec 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 17, 2014 shannon williams
Dec 17, 2014 Linda Holt
Dec 17, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Dec 17, 2014 Jeremy Ezerzer
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 kris kelly protect these beautiful creatures.
Dec 17, 2014 Quyen Pham
Dec 17, 2014 Chantal Ranger
Dec 17, 2014 Barbara Lawson
Dec 17, 2014 Elsie Martinez
Dec 17, 2014 Tanara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 patti Mckinley
Dec 17, 2014 Debra Shepard
Dec 17, 2014 adele orsini we are their voice......
Dec 17, 2014 n m
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Sarah Urban
Dec 17, 2014 Celia Thilgen
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 amie bingle
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 Shaughney Knapton
Dec 16, 2014 Chloe Tessmann

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