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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


Aug 21, 2017 Marie McMahan
Aug 20, 2017 Jacqueline Johnson
Aug 19, 2017 Pamela Parker
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 rhona mulligan secretary STOP THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTER AT ONCE
Aug 18, 2017 Liset Bautista
Aug 18, 2017 Sylvie GENARD
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 M.E. Bosboom
Aug 17, 2017 Bhaswar Bhattacharjee
Aug 17, 2017 Catherine D.
Aug 17, 2017 Manish Jha
Aug 16, 2017 charin Suarez
Aug 16, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 ANN UNGER
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Sarah Thao
Aug 16, 2017 Bonnie Bushnell
Aug 16, 2017 Steven Schueller
Aug 16, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Stacy Gold
Aug 16, 2017 Vanessa Zunn
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Josette Mitchell
Aug 16, 2017 Thereann Lisa
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 Moni Raiff
Aug 14, 2017 Nancy Seman
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Johanna Hantel
Aug 14, 2017 Maria Lozano
Aug 14, 2017 JUDITH COGAN
Aug 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 Annabelle Travis
Aug 13, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 11, 2017 Patricia Sansom
Aug 10, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
Aug 10, 2017 cara frame
Aug 9, 2017 Susan Robert ABSOLUTELY, HORSE SLAUGHTER NEEDS TO STOP PERMANENTLY!!! STOP THEVKILLING OF THESE BEAUTIFUL, SENTIENT BEINGS! !!!
Aug 9, 2017 Dèverra Biandaesçû
Aug 9, 2017 Elizabeth Chastain
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 9, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Aug 9, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Aug 9, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 9, 2017 Annie Carkhuff
Aug 9, 2017 Mary Shabbott

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