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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: 111,315
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

Nov 26, 2015 priya khurana
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 Donna Stilwell
Nov 24, 2015 Stacey lopez
Nov 24, 2015 Bonnie Spangenberg
Nov 24, 2015 christina bergström
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 22, 2015 Jessica Lawson
Nov 20, 2015 Irene Labuschagne
Nov 19, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 Vesta Burnett
Nov 19, 2015 Melissa Green
Nov 18, 2015 Maureen Ebner
Nov 18, 2015 Jamie Lynn Guy-Ostrowski
Nov 18, 2015 Joanne Stabile
Nov 18, 2015 Elizabeth Foster
Nov 18, 2015 Christine Taylor To slaughter these wonderful animals for meat that's unfit to eat is unfathomable! These animals weren't bred for eating, they were bred for companionship first labor second.
Nov 18, 2015 apryl whitten
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Armstrong
Nov 18, 2015 Kim March
Nov 17, 2015 Suzanne Dmochowski
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 14, 2015 john guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 Connie Moore
Nov 13, 2015 Marcus Soon
Nov 13, 2015 Brooke W
Nov 12, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 12, 2015 Donna Hernandez
Nov 12, 2015 Charmaine Seagreen
Nov 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) First they are our precious pets. Than we send them of to slaughter. Save those beautiful horses. Don't make money more important. Kindness begets kindness.
Nov 10, 2015 Christine Labbé
Nov 10, 2015 VIER EVA
Nov 9, 2015 Julie Craig
Nov 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2015 I. meszaros
Nov 9, 2015 Arlene Longson
Nov 8, 2015 Kathy Sutter I Have been signing petitions about this for 20 years Stop the slaughter
Nov 8, 2015 Jennifer Reisdorf
Nov 7, 2015 susan jacob

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