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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: 112,483
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

Oct 27, 2016 Andrea Witt
Oct 27, 2016 Mary Ann Snow Horse slaughter is wrong. We are a civilized nation and slaughtering horses is NOT civilized.
Oct 27, 2016 David Barnes
Oct 27, 2016 Leah Wilkerson
Oct 26, 2016 Ingrid Bichler
Oct 26, 2016 Margy Renner
Oct 26, 2016 Karen Gordon
Oct 25, 2016 Antoinette Philip
Oct 25, 2016 Lori Romeo
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 22, 2016 Donna Odonnell
Oct 22, 2016 Gina Tamayo
Oct 22, 2016 Joseph Vander Linde Considering the inhumane treatment of virtually all animals that are consumed by humans, please do not allow this to continue.
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Richard Lebon
Oct 21, 2016 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Oct 20, 2016 Deanna Clifford Stop killing our horses for food or rounding up the wild ones it is disgusting.
Oct 20, 2016 tinakay Russell
Oct 20, 2016 Mimi Ngo
Oct 20, 2016 Nina Ocvirk
Oct 20, 2016 Sean Choquette
Oct 20, 2016 Majbritt Engbo Nielsen
Oct 18, 2016 Tara Mae
Oct 17, 2016 Sofia U
Oct 17, 2016 Mick Mooney
Oct 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Groff
Oct 17, 2016 Caroline Harris that is not what these beautiful creatures are here for - and so sensitive
Oct 17, 2016 Wendy Lukowitz
Oct 17, 2016 robbin mitre
Oct 17, 2016 Danielle L'Ecuyer
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Malka Kessler
Oct 16, 2016 Marian Hussenbux
Oct 15, 2016 D Rigdon Horses settled the wast & now they are dinner?? SO WRONG! THEY RE NOT SPLIT-HOOVED AND NOT FOR CONSUMPTION!!
Oct 14, 2016 Kacy Phan
Oct 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2016 Kalliope M.
Oct 14, 2016 Autumn Wilson
Oct 12, 2016 Cinzia Moore
Oct 10, 2016 Diego Vega
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez Miami Springs School
Oct 10, 2016 Tish Gates
Oct 10, 2016 mary benson
Oct 10, 2016 Jan Repp
Oct 9, 2016 Charity Loveless
Oct 9, 2016 debbie goodman

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