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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: 112,589
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


Dec 2, 2016 phoenix Whitewolf Please please stop this horrible abuse were is the humanity and caring This is horrifying
Dec 2, 2016 Kathy Harrop
Dec 2, 2016 Caroline Oliveira
Dec 2, 2016 James Kollenberg
Dec 1, 2016 Christine Moody
Dec 1, 2016 Victoria Dormuth
Dec 1, 2016 Howard BLOCK
Dec 1, 2016 Roux Josette
Nov 30, 2016 Deborah Simpkins
Nov 29, 2016 Madeline Loder Madness!
Nov 28, 2016 Svetlana Klimova
Nov 26, 2016 Marian Snijder
Nov 26, 2016 Piet Visser
Nov 24, 2016 sabrina capriotti
Nov 23, 2016 Mchelle Peeples
Nov 22, 2016 Frances Hill
Nov 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2016 Kimberly Ross
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 Margaret Emersen-Rich
Nov 19, 2016 sandra baptistela
Nov 18, 2016 Bella White
Nov 18, 2016 Susan Geschwender
Nov 18, 2016 Victoria Berrueco
Nov 18, 2016 georgeta burca
Nov 18, 2016 Jeanette Fourie
Nov 17, 2016 Susan Golden
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Zoll
Nov 16, 2016 melissa mortenson
Nov 16, 2016 Morgan cook
Nov 15, 2016 tony leon
Nov 15, 2016 Tara Ricketts
Nov 15, 2016 Sharri Rocca
Nov 15, 2016 Patricia Shaw
Nov 14, 2016 Sandra Donahue
Nov 14, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Nov 14, 2016 Susan Dunfee
Nov 14, 2016 K Ortiz To the USDA-ban all horse slaughter! Horses are meant to graze on farmlands or run free with their herds. They should not be killed for human consumption. Please, reject all applications for inspections of horse slaughter facilities. End the barbarism.
Nov 14, 2016 Anne S.
Nov 14, 2016 Fonda D'Alessandro
Nov 14, 2016 Armand D'Alessandro
Nov 14, 2016 misty carr
Nov 14, 2016 edoardo meli
Nov 14, 2016 Sue DiMoia
Nov 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2016 Missy Stultz
Nov 11, 2016 Rebecca Arsenault
Nov 9, 2016 Jennifer Worden
Nov 9, 2016 Rodolfo Sanchez
Nov 9, 2016 Jo Beatty

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