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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

Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 21, 2018 Loretta Normand Stop horse slaughter. It is the degredation of society to kill horses, dogs & cats for food.
Apr 21, 2018 Lori Montoya
Apr 21, 2018 Angie Moore
Apr 20, 2018 Carol Shepherd
Apr 20, 2018 Linda Coulter Save the horses. They are pets, not food
Apr 20, 2018 Joyce Vallo Stop killing our horses.
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Betül Akıncı
Apr 19, 2018 Michelle Cartier
Apr 19, 2018 Peter Hewitt
Apr 19, 2018 Cyndia Studt
Apr 19, 2018 Karen Mckay
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 19, 2018 Brandy Goodin
Apr 19, 2018 patricia kauffunger
Apr 19, 2018 Jesse Hartman No horse slaughter!!!!
Apr 19, 2018 Kathy Martin No slaughterhouses in The USA🇺🇸
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Abear NO horses slaughter! Have a conscience.
Apr 19, 2018 Pat Vaselewski
Apr 19, 2018 Katherine Slocum
Apr 19, 2018 Gayle Lowe
Apr 19, 2018 Jeri Benthusen
Apr 18, 2018 Margo YOung PLease do not slaughter these beautiful creatures they were never intended for human con consumption this is cruel and barbaric
Apr 18, 2018 Amy Moncur
Apr 18, 2018 Jennifer Kapelos
Apr 18, 2018 Nicole Hollister
Apr 18, 2018 Elizabeth Dreher Please stop the slaughtered horses there beautiful animals.
Apr 18, 2018 Cynthia Benfield
Apr 18, 2018 Deborah Long These horses are not being killed for food that's necessary for human living anymore than dogs and cats in Asia are. We all need to do better.
Apr 18, 2018 Maria Stutz Stop killing innocent animals
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 J Miller
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 15, 2018 Gina Lippa
Apr 15, 2018 Kathleen Lahti Please do not slaughter our beautiful horses. It's such a waste of life.
Apr 15, 2018 Laurie Haug
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Carrara
Apr 14, 2018 Amy Regan
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 Jean Lambert
Apr 14, 2018 Ellen iskes
Apr 14, 2018 Sally Hatt Stop taking humanity backwards! Keep the ban in place!
Apr 14, 2018 jackie ESKRIDGE
Apr 14, 2018 Robin Kreiner
Apr 14, 2018 Alessandro Romeo
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Apr 13, 2018 David BenHaim

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