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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 113,398
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 25, 2017 Erin Moe
Jun 25, 2017 Laura Barris
Jun 23, 2017 Kathleen Fillo
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2017 Jessica Zechowski
Jun 21, 2017 Kimberly Knickerbocker
Jun 20, 2017 wendy nolan
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 k kern
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 Autumn Angiel
Jun 19, 2017 Kat R
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Ryan Summers
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Angie LeMaster
Jun 19, 2017 Barbara Phillips
Jun 19, 2017 Sharrell Callaway
Jun 19, 2017 Trina Snow
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 19, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
Jun 19, 2017 stacey siegel
Jun 19, 2017 melanie spires
Jun 18, 2017 Julie B
Jun 18, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Jun 17, 2017 Richard Athans
Jun 17, 2017 Leah greene
Jun 17, 2017 Katherine Greene
Jun 17, 2017 RoxAnna Anthony
Jun 17, 2017 Louna Hadida Horse Slaughter stupid cruel dummy bastards slaughter your own kids okay? Shows how disgusting this pactice is
Jun 17, 2017 Melissa Schmeling
Jun 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 Kim Lacost PLZ STOP THIS MADNESS!!
Jun 16, 2017 Deborah Smith Please do not slaughter horses for their meat
Jun 16, 2017 Cindy Hoyle
Jun 16, 2017 Herbert Staniek
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 Rosanne Anderson
Jun 16, 2017 mary walton
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 kimberly phang
Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Weiss
Jun 16, 2017 Sue Fry Stop horse slaughter pleeeeease. These are very social animals and deserve respect and our loyalty.
Jun 16, 2017 Pati Jio

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