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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


Oct 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2017 Linda Miller NO ONE needs to eat horse meat. WHY is the USDA doing this?
Oct 21, 2017 Phyllis Tatten
Oct 21, 2017 Arnold Cabral Call your Representative and your Senators contract the Veteran Affairs Committee passed a New Veteran Disabled Benefit Law who is collected 100 percent service connected get the G4implants for free from a Cosmetic Dentistry Dentist.
Oct 21, 2017 marina danilova
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Julie Karstensen
Oct 20, 2017 kathy patton
Oct 20, 2017 wendy woodward
Oct 20, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Oct 19, 2017 Vanessa Montoya
Oct 19, 2017 Winifred Boyd
Oct 19, 2017 Karen Daley
Oct 19, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 19, 2017 Dawn Wait
Oct 19, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Oct 19, 2017 Ian Lyness Save these magnifcent creatures.
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~Mahatma Gandhi <3 Slaughter horses for foreign consumption? Really? What's next our dogs? Just stop.
Oct 18, 2017 Tiffany Lee-Meditz
Oct 18, 2017 Maureen Dale
Oct 18, 2017 Lilian Hamburguer
Oct 18, 2017 kimm runnoe
Oct 17, 2017 Monica Flores
Oct 17, 2017 Kathleen Cronk Wild horses have been part part of our country for centuries. Horses carried our soldiers into battles. Do not slaughter any horses.
Oct 16, 2017 Lori Roberts
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Davia Martin
Oct 12, 2017 Leslie Scott
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Christine Cotton Sometimes I think we're living in a third world country and in the middle ages. When is our horrible treatment of animals in this country going to stop???
Oct 10, 2017 Cynthia Cabell
Oct 10, 2017 Jean Galati
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) NO HORSE SLAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 amrita biswas
Oct 10, 2017 Barbara Nistler
Oct 10, 2017 M. M. Virre
Oct 10, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 10, 2017 Sandy Lynch
Oct 10, 2017 Erica Connolly
Oct 10, 2017 stella MASON
Oct 10, 2017 Edyth Jackson
Oct 7, 2017 Sarah Strantz
Oct 6, 2017 Leanne Keane
Oct 5, 2017 venus th
Oct 5, 2017 Leslie Ashby

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