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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 114,782
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


Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 17, 2018 Jennifer Evans
Jun 17, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 kendra strand
Jun 15, 2018 Vicky Gainey Horses have help mankind frombthe beginning. And this is the thanks they get. Its a shame. Theyve went through wars after wars with mankind ,theyve helped with farming and still do. Please have a heart for these horses ,ponies,donkeys,mules.
Jun 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2018 Brad & Heather Wachsmuth
Jun 10, 2018 Susanne Hartwell
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 8, 2018 Jose Roberto Magdalena
Jun 8, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 7, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 5, 2018 N. Murin
Jun 5, 2018 Katrina Sutcliffe
Jun 4, 2018 Cindy Ip
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 4, 2018 Diane Bowen Give them a chance for a continued life do mot kill them
Jun 4, 2018 Ann LaPalme
Jun 4, 2018 Donna Corlito
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2018 Elisa Pedroza
Jun 3, 2018 Jen Blyer Sick, absolutely sick.
Jun 3, 2018 James Fields Please help these beautiful animals.
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 2, 2018 Pam Merrill This is a disgusting practice. These creatures are companions and worthy of way more than what they are getting. Thus is cruel and unforgiving.
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) So very sad. People are evil....
Jun 2, 2018 Susan Matthews
Jun 2, 2018 Vicki Villarma
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this. These beautiful animals deserve a chance to live out their lives with people who will care for them and love them.
Jun 2, 2018 Carol Reimerht This is so inhumane! To send these beautiful horses to slaughter, how cruel and selfish.
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please do not slaughter the beautiful animals. Let them get a chance to live a happy life.
Jun 2, 2018 Michelle Jamison
Jun 2, 2018 Linda Reed End this disgusting practice!
Jun 2, 2018 Diana Smigaj
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 2, 2018 Cynthia McCullough
Jun 2, 2018 Sandra Richmond
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) I have always had a passion for horses and they are much more than just objects. This is inhumane and outrageous with what is happening to these majestic creatures and needs to stop!
Jun 2, 2018 Ary Savitrie
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Where is their compassion? At least give these horses a fighting chance!
Jun 2, 2018 Melanie Scarbrrry
Jun 2, 2018 Tracey Apgar
Jun 2, 2018 Tamara Souder
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2018 Dennis Beets
Jun 1, 2018 Debbie Sentes Horse racing has always been exploitive, dangerous, and ugly behind the scenes (unless one witnesses a horse falling & being euthanized all in the name of "sport" and profit. If no one showed up, they wouldn't have them. Bad just like rodeos.

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