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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


Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 26, 2017 Robert Stroud
Mar 25, 2017 Jenny M
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Suzanne Hamer
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 GERI GASIOROWSKI
Mar 23, 2017 Mary Tuttle
Mar 23, 2017 Anne Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 Angela Tune
Mar 23, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 23, 2017 Angela Hale
Mar 23, 2017 sheryl claxton
Mar 23, 2017 Sybil Erden
Mar 23, 2017 Feldcia Markham
Mar 23, 2017 Kevin Amaral
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Mirella Ostrec
Mar 23, 2017 Karen Anderson
Mar 23, 2017 MaryLou Moran
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2017 Suzanne Stephens
Mar 21, 2017 Barbara Minter
Mar 21, 2017 DOROTHY MILLIGAN
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 Suzanne Dignoti
Mar 20, 2017 Ann Reed
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Tina Warden
Mar 18, 2017 PATRICIA CLOSE
Mar 18, 2017 Wendy Eckholm
Mar 18, 2017 Tanya Rodriguez
Mar 17, 2017 sue Bucchioni STOP HORSE SLAUGHTERING!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 17, 2017 MARY CAFFREY-CARR
Mar 16, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 16, 2017 Tracy Alexandra Yeager STOP KILLING HORSES & OTHER ANIMALS FOR THEIR FLESH & FUR!!! THESE EVILS MUST STOP NOW & FOREVER!!! BEYOND HORRIBLE!!!
Mar 15, 2017 jewell batway
Mar 15, 2017 Debbie Weeks
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 Elizabeth Hopp
Mar 15, 2017 Cindy Risvold
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 Monica Ciapini
Mar 15, 2017 carol king
Mar 14, 2017 Judy Lods
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Barb Breese

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