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Goal: 150,000 Progress: 114,562
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

May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Pum
May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 Marie Joy
May 21, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
May 21, 2018 Amy Plamann
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 Gilly Lloyd
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Cathy Fuller This country needs a bill introduced to get a PERMANENT BAN on horse slaughter forever!!! it is voted on every year & the minute the fighting ends and gets it saved for one year, it starts all over again! No horse slaughter plants !!!!!!!!
May 20, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
May 19, 2018 Lauren Berger
May 19, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 James Trogolo
May 19, 2018 Jennifer Harris
May 19, 2018 Ankita Jain Gupta
May 19, 2018 Joann Costa
May 18, 2018 Danielle Eshuis
May 18, 2018 Laura Gustoson Slaughtering such sweet beings is murderous!
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Camille Barron
May 18, 2018 Kelly Shanks
May 18, 2018 Wayne Brummer
May 18, 2018 Connie Hope-Bly
May 18, 2018 Amy Smardz
May 18, 2018 Tiffany Challis
May 18, 2018 Marianne Cresci
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Dennis Gaida
May 18, 2018 Robert Alaniz
May 18, 2018 Lynn Lambert Why do we have to fight this inhumanity again? Going backwards on the moral climb is just barbaric and dreadful.
May 17, 2018 Paige Michnal
May 17, 2018 Diane Applin
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 Cynthia Murphy I am appalled that this happens in our country. How barbaric, cruel and unnecessary. Is this what we want other countries to think of us? There is no excuse for such horrific practice. Please, show the world we are not monsters.
May 15, 2018 Vicky Tang
May 15, 2018 Dorothy Walker
May 15, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 15, 2018 Monica La Marfa
May 15, 2018 Vicki Peters This is the same agency that's actively promoting high speed slaughter. An oversight committee is desperately needed for this agency. Better yet, we need to clean house and get them gone.

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