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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 113,202
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


Apr 24, 2017 Leslie Dancer We are a better county than this.
Apr 24, 2017 Rose Caffarelli
Apr 24, 2017 Diane Hall
Apr 24, 2017 Patricia Stern
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 Lisa Wicks
Apr 24, 2017 Colleen Rogers
Apr 23, 2017 Sandra Walton
Apr 22, 2017 Angela Kohnke
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Dat Tran
Apr 21, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri Opinion polls reveal that 80 percent of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter. The practice is inhumane & produces meat unfit for human consumption. Horses are our companions & deserve better. They have served beside us in war & help keep our st.s safe
Apr 21, 2017 Lois Freeman
Apr 21, 2017 jude lotz
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 AJ Weiss
Apr 21, 2017 Patricia Adams
Apr 21, 2017 Kym Coogan
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Priscilla Auger
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 Nicole Bryan
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2017 Mitra Pejman
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 Randi Mayrent
Apr 14, 2017 Audrey Smith
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 13, 2017 Joan Glasser
Apr 13, 2017 diane peterson
Apr 13, 2017 Renee Seyssel
Apr 13, 2017 Karin Zimmermann
Apr 13, 2017 Alysa Waring
Apr 13, 2017 barbara snyder
Apr 13, 2017 Laura Vera
Apr 13, 2017 Christopher Santiago
Apr 13, 2017 Jean Bolson
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2017 Tammy O'Neill
Apr 13, 2017 Tiffany White
Apr 13, 2017 Royce Nakatani
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2017 Jessica Henson
Apr 13, 2017 Juliet Farquharson

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