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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


Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Valerie marks
Nov 18, 2017 Joyce Garvin
Nov 17, 2017 Kelly Cerbone
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Carissa Bieber
Nov 17, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 16, 2017 Toni Ostroskie
Nov 16, 2017 Angela Kleis
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Hickman
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Dillard
Nov 16, 2017 Sue Blackman
Nov 16, 2017 J.D. Brown
Nov 16, 2017 Lesley Bolton
Nov 16, 2017 Tammy Hayes
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 16, 2017 Tamara Christie
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 15, 2017 Maria Fourie
Nov 15, 2017 Nancy Jacobs
Nov 14, 2017 janice vakili sick
Nov 14, 2017 TATYANA taty
Nov 14, 2017 dana newsom
Nov 14, 2017 Ron and Dorene Richman
Nov 14, 2017 Jolanta Bukowińska
Nov 14, 2017 Julie Berberi
Nov 14, 2017 Joyce Garvin
Nov 14, 2017 Ben Cachola
Nov 14, 2017 Patrick Donovan
Nov 14, 2017 Lesley Fetterman
Nov 14, 2017 Susan O'Connor I love horses! Please stand in their corner.
Nov 14, 2017 rita freeman
Nov 14, 2017 Sandra Larsen
Nov 14, 2017 Martha Swartz I am horrified that we are sending equines, horses, donkeys, burros, miniature burros, to slaughter. This is one of many ugly acts humans have lowered themselves to.
Nov 12, 2017 Margie Miller 100% against horse slaughter in the USA or our horses being exported for slaughter anywhere.
Nov 12, 2017 Tawnya Luke This bill doesn't prevent the US from shipping thousands of horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter! Broaden the scope!
Nov 12, 2017 Nancy van Schijndel
Nov 12, 2017 sheri boris horses are pets or beautiful wild animals. NOT A FOOD SOURCE!
Nov 12, 2017 Barbara Hood
Nov 11, 2017 Rhonda Cave-Leon
Nov 11, 2017 Unique Johnson-Sanchez
Nov 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2017 Denise Daw-Brown Horses are not food! Neither are dogs, cats, etc.......please do not allow such disgusting processes to be allowed on any menu ever!

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