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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: 112,179
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


Jul 23, 2016 Inês Viana
Jul 22, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Isabel Owen
Jul 22, 2016 Shannon McCann
Jul 22, 2016 Toni-leigh Milner
Jul 21, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Roxanne Stefanko
Jul 20, 2016 Jennifer Wyman
Jul 20, 2016 LAUREN Eckerson
Jul 20, 2016 Ayla Bagcilar
Jul 20, 2016 Maria Sbeih
Jul 19, 2016 Bonny Gatchel And. The rancher owned (that is what it appears to voters) BLM is greedily most anxious to finish rounding up, by inhumane means, and slaughter them. Not here. Not now.
Jul 18, 2016 eci okta
Jul 18, 2016 Patricia Morgan
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
Jul 17, 2016 Carole Kubik
Jul 17, 2016 Erin Sanders
Jul 17, 2016 Dawn Harrison
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 16, 2016 PERLLIE SULIT
Jul 16, 2016 Mary Page Have Mercy!!!!!
Jul 16, 2016 Kim Harman
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 15, 2016 Melissa Earls
Jul 15, 2016 Lacey Smith
Jul 15, 2016 Sandra Orsi
Jul 15, 2016 Maria Dorsey
Jul 15, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jul 15, 2016 julie wiebe
Jul 15, 2016 TJ Avalos
Jul 15, 2016 Patricia O'Donoghue
Jul 15, 2016 Tamara Renner
Jul 15, 2016 chris garvey
Jul 15, 2016 Dyan Merick Save our beautiful friends NOW.
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 14, 2016 Sigrid Fellner
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 Marga Star No Horse Slaughter in the United States.
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann Kelly & Family
Jul 13, 2016 Royanne Liberti
Jul 13, 2016 KIM ATROSH
Jul 13, 2016 Phillip Donovan
Jul 12, 2016 D Zajac
Jul 12, 2016 Jill Dione

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