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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


Feb 24, 2017 Queen Nielson All creatures are here to live free and be supported and loved not abused and eaten
Feb 24, 2017 Diane Summerville These are such unique animals and they are beautiful. Why is this even being considered. What is wrong with people in today's world? This world and our nation will be ugly without the domestic and wildlife it once had.
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Borys
Feb 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Feb 23, 2017 Maria Kanuk
Feb 23, 2017 ILIANA MEZA
Feb 23, 2017 Eva Garet
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 Andreas Sachs
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) We are the most cruel, terrible, demented, idiotic, barbaric, savage, wicked, diabolical, ruthless, merciless, villainous, murderous, cold-blooded, stupid, foolish, evil, sinful, criminal, and corrupt species on earth. This is one of the reasons why.
Feb 23, 2017 Sharon brink Animals have the right to life, just as humans do.
Feb 23, 2017 Katarzyna Weiss
Feb 23, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 Beth Polera
Feb 23, 2017 Mary Jane Ludwig
Feb 23, 2017 Robert Burns
Feb 23, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Feb 23, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Feb 23, 2017 birgitte boer
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 22, 2017 Gina Conaway-Turner
Feb 22, 2017 Robin Sellers
Feb 21, 2017 Paula Bernhardt
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah McCoy
Feb 21, 2017 michalla sutton
Feb 21, 2017 Laura Arena
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 Jill Russell PLEASE STOP KILLING HORSES!
Feb 21, 2017 Merethe Rehbehn
Feb 21, 2017 Tatjana Mayr
Feb 21, 2017 Carolyn Popp
Feb 21, 2017 Janet Dey
Feb 20, 2017 Victoria Peyser
Feb 20, 2017 Maritza Patch
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Marta Quiban
Feb 20, 2017 Molly Stringham
Feb 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2017 Rose Rothermel
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Pam Walters
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Martine Smet
Feb 18, 2017 Dr. Connell Walker No, no, no. Horses represent our West, the image of freedom. There is nothing more beautiful than a horse. Birth control (neutering), sanctuaries, & foster programs -- yes, yes, yes!!!
Feb 18, 2017 Jacqueline Young
Feb 18, 2017 julie munson
Feb 18, 2017 Julia Eliot-Roy

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