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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


Jul 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 jane wells
Jul 27, 2017 Jodi Bandola
Jul 27, 2017 Kathy Woods
Jul 26, 2017 Sherry Holsomback
Jul 26, 2017 Brenda Merson
Jul 26, 2017 Diane Kavanagh
Jul 26, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 26, 2017 Doreen Mapes
Jul 26, 2017 arline lohli
Jul 26, 2017 Fiora Nielsen
Jul 26, 2017 Elizabeth stevens
Jul 26, 2017 Cindy J Ludewig
Jul 26, 2017 Shari Spray
Jul 26, 2017 Kimberley Ayrton
Jul 26, 2017 V H
Jul 25, 2017 Charlotte Woodard
Jul 25, 2017 Linda Gregg This is inhumane and unnecessary! They're companion animals!
Jul 25, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 24, 2017 Pamela Clark
Jul 24, 2017 Marilyn Alessandra
Jul 23, 2017 Kelly Garrett
Jul 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2017 Tammy Robinson
Jul 23, 2017 Cynthia Heath
Jul 22, 2017 joni kostelnik
Jul 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Horses are beautiful majestic creatures and deserve to live their lives to the fullest!
Jul 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) This practice is horrible ! It should not be allowed anywhere and should be stopped at once.
Jul 22, 2017 Patricia Zasadny No slaughtering of horses and no slaughterhouses in the US. We are better than tnayy!
Jul 22, 2017 Emily Herald
Jul 22, 2017 Lola Jones
Jul 22, 2017 Noreen London Why do you think it is ok to slaughter any animal? These animals have a right to life.
Jul 22, 2017 Sandy Tesar
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 Darlene Bayer Do not bring slaughter back, protect our animals, not contribute to their suffering
Jul 21, 2017 William Nelson
Jul 21, 2017 Mary LaMagna-Arnold Please stop the slaughtering of horses.
Jul 21, 2017 Pamela Nixon
Jul 21, 2017 Jackie Gregory No slaughter of horses because it is inhumane. XNrf
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 kim oxford
Jul 21, 2017 Lisa Arling
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY! SHAME ON THIS COUNTRY!!!!!! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO COMPASSION FOR ANYONE OR ANYTHING .....EXCEPT MAYBE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
Jul 21, 2017 Linda Puleo Do not pass any bill, in any way, shape or form that permits the slaughter of horses. Horse meat could be toxic for human consumption, it's barbaric and unacceptable to the citizens of the USA.
Jul 21, 2017 Linda Ellis
Jul 21, 2017 Maor Cohen
Jul 21, 2017 Suzy Reed
Jul 21, 2017 Jules Playfoot
Jul 21, 2017 Elizabeth Christoffer No slaughter

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