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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 30, 2017 Andrea Thamm
Mar 30, 2017 Anne Moeller
Mar 29, 2017 Bruce Nix
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 Maria Ricciardi
Mar 29, 2017 Hannah Crone
Mar 28, 2017 Christine Elie Too much of this stuff happening!
Mar 28, 2017 Melanie Huisman Save the beautiful horses!
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2017 Dawn Hixson
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 maria shepard
Mar 28, 2017 sandra Berding
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Sherrie Collins
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

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