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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: 108,789
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


Jun 1, 2015 grace black
Jun 1, 2015 jannie wikle
Jun 1, 2015 Chelsea Dailey
Jun 1, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Jun 1, 2015 Susan Campbell No slaughtering I the USA. No shipping horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter.
Jun 1, 2015 marlene webster
Jun 1, 2015 Kazuyo Daikoku Not to allow horses to be slaughtered for their meat in the US! It's disgusting!
Jun 1, 2015 heeb Lowrance The USA should no horse slaughter
Jun 1, 2015 Kathryn Thomson
Jun 1, 2015 Debra Copeland
Jun 1, 2015 ratana kornkosar
Jun 1, 2015 julie saccone
Jun 1, 2015 Shirley Bardo
Jun 1, 2015 judy Ramirez
Jun 1, 2015 desiree berry
Jun 1, 2015 Jonni Cournyer We don't eat our pets!
Jun 1, 2015 mel dewey horses are family not meat!
Jun 1, 2015 Marisela Ruiz
Jun 1, 2015 Nancy Styck
Jun 1, 2015 maria cadillac this is disgusting...
Jun 1, 2015 kim hill
Jun 1, 2015 shawn campbell
Jun 1, 2015 Kathleen Mackey I can't not think of eating a horse they are beautiful animals they are like a big dog you can ride
Jun 1, 2015 Guisela Laureano Horses are noble, intelligent and beautiful animals, and like ALL animals, they are deserving of our protection. It is our obligation and our duty.
Jun 1, 2015 amanda owens HORSE SLAUGHTER IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY!!
Jun 1, 2015 Joyce Todd
Jun 1, 2015 Lynda Chartrand
Jun 1, 2015 JOHN MCNELIS Do as the people want and stop slaughter facilities. Listen to the people who voted for you.
Jun 1, 2015 Cathie Flynn stop this slaughter and save the horses
Jun 1, 2015 jsmie herrmann
Jun 1, 2015 Deanna LaBella
Jun 1, 2015 Karen Eckfeldt Stop all horse slaughter! It's cruel and inhumane.They are our companions.They are not meant to be eaten.
Jun 1, 2015 Ulrike Severin
Jun 1, 2015 Nina Hoover Please stop all horse slaughter in the US. Senseless,inhumane and cruel beyond description.
Jun 1, 2015 Nellie Lax
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 tenby watson
Jun 1, 2015 patty kelly
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop horse slaughter in the United States.
Jun 1, 2015 laren kupihea
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 karen Rhoden Hate hate hate this!!! No horse slaughter in the USA. Horses are wonderful companions. They have a spirit like no other animal!
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) There are other sources of protein and people need to eat more fruits and veggies and beans an grains.
Jun 1, 2015 Pam Marshall
Jun 1, 2015 Kum Waters
Jun 1, 2015 Lora Bopp
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 joanna preuss
Jun 1, 2015 cathy dye
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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