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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: 103,904
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


Oct 25, 2014 Regina Tenace
Oct 24, 2014 JMarie Wood
Oct 24, 2014 Mom Morris-jackson
Oct 24, 2014 ashley brown there is not any need to slaughter healthy horses at all. it needs to be stopped.
Oct 24, 2014 James McMullen
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 Sally Caskey Stop slaughtering horses! What could be clearer than that!
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Patricia Adams
Oct 24, 2014 Cindy McMullen
Oct 24, 2014 Katharina Vetter
Oct 24, 2014 mae newcombe
Oct 24, 2014 Sandy Norris
Oct 24, 2014 Debbie Johnson
Oct 24, 2014 Sharon Battles NO to Horse Slaughter! Enough of sending this Country's Precious Wild Horses to Die, an Inhumane Death in Canada or Mexico's Slaughtering Plants. Close the Borders & STOP the BLM's Cruel & Horrid Round-Ups. The Wild Horses DESERVE Better from Humans.
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) I want all horse slaughter plants in US to stay close. Horses aren't meant to be eaten.
Oct 24, 2014 Woody Reedy No to slaughter! Wild horses are being rounded up by the thousands and are held in government holding pens. Some of these horses may end up at slaughter. We must fight BLM and we must fight against slaughter in the USA,Mexico and Canada!
Oct 24, 2014 maria jones
Oct 24, 2014 Sandra Sherman
Oct 24, 2014 Lesley Christensen
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 Jennifer Manning Stop wild horse round up and torture, No slaughter of horses in the United States Canada or Mexico. No shipping horses to slaughter. Leave wild horses alone and free. Kick cattle off public land. They have no right to be there.
Oct 23, 2014 Sandra Mare
Oct 23, 2014 Dawn Strickland
Oct 23, 2014 Nina Røstad
Oct 23, 2014 valerie whitcomb
Oct 23, 2014 Jean Tobias
Oct 23, 2014 Crystal D.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Carla Thrasher I am totally against equine slaughter. Close the borders to Mexico, Canada and deny the applications for slaughter in the USA.
Oct 23, 2014 linda giron No horse slaughter in the US and stop transporting them to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. These are our pets.
Oct 23, 2014 Janet Dunnington No horse slaughter in United States and stop the illegal borders bringing our horses to slaughter houses in Mexico and Canada.
Oct 23, 2014 Katie Dotson
Oct 23, 2014 Suzanne Baron No horse slaughter in the USA! Wild horses are a symbol of Free Spirit. Our leaders 2nd placed our flag, removed the pledge of allegiance and are destroying the beautiful mustang! What's next? Stuffed bald eagle for Thanksgiving? Get on our side USDA!
Oct 23, 2014 Janet Coppens
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Nazeck I call for an end of horse slaughter in America to include shipping of American horses to other countries for slaughter.
Oct 23, 2014 Sue Willett
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) NO HORSE SLAUGHTER!!!
Oct 23, 2014 Joanne Spencer Stop sending our horses to slaughter!!
Oct 23, 2014 karen villarreal PLEASE STOP SLAUGHTERING HORSES.
Oct 23, 2014 Melanie Hayes Stop the slaughter! Americans do not eat horse meat and majority are opposed to the slaughter of horses.
Oct 23, 2014 Celina Fiorino Horse slaughter is EVIL! Horses are work, recreation and companion animals, just like dogs and cats <3 ! I oppose slaughter of horses for more reasons than I can name! BAN HORSE SLAUGHTER!!
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 JAYNE COOK
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Horn
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop cruelty to intelligent, sentient beings, Now!!!
Oct 22, 2014 Jessica cyrier
Oct 22, 2014 Mary Hernandez
Oct 22, 2014 Deb Mason Canada states that 60% of horses slaughtered are from the US. Need to stop transporting our horses over the boarder to slaughter also. Some type of tracking system needs to be in place.
Oct 22, 2014 Jennifer Morzer

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