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After the appellate court lifted the emergency injunction, New Mexico's Attorney General filed a lawsuit to block the planned horse slaughter plant from opening in early 2014, citing Valley Meat's history of violations against safety and environmental laws. US horses are running out of time - sign below to prevent the slaughter!
Goal: 100,000 Progress: 99,904
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


Apr 24, 2014 Maria L Perez
Apr 24, 2014 Monika Gosteli-Gyger
Apr 24, 2014 Sabrina Gosteli
Apr 24, 2014 Seraina Gosteli
Apr 24, 2014 Silvana Gosteli
Apr 24, 2014 Heinz Gosteli-Gyger
Apr 24, 2014 Brenda Heins
Apr 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2014 Nidia Santana
Apr 24, 2014 Mary Duquette USDA please reject ALL app for horse Slaughter facilities.
Apr 23, 2014 marina alescekevich STOP Killing horses...they not food,they is our friends
Apr 23, 2014 Kim Adams
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) I think that this practice is absolutely disgusting. I'm sure that they could find suitable substitutes for whatever they get from slaughtering innocent and scared horses.
Apr 23, 2014 marta campo
Apr 23, 2014 Suzie Johns
Apr 23, 2014 Samantha McCabe
Apr 23, 2014 Antonnette Hinojosa
Apr 23, 2014 Julia Jester
Apr 23, 2014 Shelly Smith
Apr 23, 2014 holly forrester
Apr 23, 2014 Mary Mitchell
Apr 23, 2014 Brian Scates It's illegal in the UK where I am. Shocked it's allowed in the USA. Please oppose the slaughter of horses in the USA for food. Thank you.
Apr 22, 2014 Lauren Stiever
Apr 22, 2014 cynthia wortman
Apr 22, 2014 Ina Porzig
Apr 22, 2014 Christine DiSimone
Apr 22, 2014 Robert Keiser
Apr 22, 2014 Rachaella Ceniceros
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Pam Seitz
Apr 21, 2014 jenny jones
Apr 21, 2014 Marcia Field
Apr 21, 2014 marga terstal
Apr 21, 2014 Susan Murray
Apr 21, 2014 Adriana Pinheiro
Apr 21, 2014 Laura Houston
Apr 21, 2014 Janice Thompson
Apr 21, 2014 joe corelli
Apr 21, 2014 NIA KARRA
Apr 19, 2014 Ronnie Linder
Apr 19, 2014 Kyla Harrington
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Horses should not be used for food. Please do not allow the slaughter of these animals.
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 19, 2014 Jennifer Bodoh
Apr 19, 2014 Lesley Blissett Who could slaughter such beautiful animals? Only barbarians and savages, no one with an eye for beauty or a heart could slaughter such a beautiful animal!
Apr 19, 2014 Kyoko Matsunaga
Apr 18, 2014 Frank Nettekoven
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 Tracy Sgro
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn

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