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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 114,149
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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To the Secretary of the USDA:

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 13, 2017 Donna Tanner
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2017 Alyssa Marie Antes
Nov 28, 2017 Michalla Mitchell
Nov 28, 2017 Rosanne Anderson
Nov 28, 2017 Dorothy Dagnall
Nov 27, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 27, 2017 Shirley Mello please stop this inhumane practice, there's always another way
Nov 26, 2017 John Tilley Horse slaughter is inhumane and disgusting. Further, horse meat is contaminated by worming and other medications as well as chemicals, like fly spray.
Nov 23, 2017 Merilee Hicks
Nov 23, 2017 Ilonka Goode Stop Slaughter horses its cruel
Nov 23, 2017 Shelbie Fann
Nov 23, 2017 Tammy Kreger Ban horse slaughter. They deserve more. They have stood beside us and carried us to battle for freedom.
Nov 23, 2017 laurie stitt Please make difference and care what happens to these animals.
Nov 22, 2017 Lisa Masterson No slaughterhouses in the US! No horses should be shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter! Take care of the horses you own and do not breed more!
Nov 22, 2017 Mary Staley Horse slaughter is wrong on so many levels. Please do the right thing for a change!
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Sickens me to believe that horses are sold to other countries to be slaughtered, or want to slaughter them here is unimaginable. This abuse has got to stop.
Nov 22, 2017 Robert Evanko
Nov 22, 2017 Rebelah Deans
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Nov 22, 2017 stephen rhodes
Nov 22, 2017 sue grange
Nov 22, 2017 Stuart Petrie No horse slaughter plants in the USA. The USA earned great worldwide respect from animal lovers for the compassionate step in closing horse slaughter plants. Please keep that respect and
Nov 22, 2017 Susan Bradshaw
Nov 22, 2017 Kim Ryan
Nov 22, 2017 Siara Lara
Nov 21, 2017 Laura Parker
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Valerie marks
Nov 18, 2017 Joyce Garvin
Nov 17, 2017 Kelly Cerbone
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Carissa Bieber
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 16, 2017 Toni Ostroskie
Nov 16, 2017 Angela Kleis
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Hickman

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