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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


May 29, 2017 Marissa Barile
May 28, 2017 Laura Altman
May 28, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 28, 2017 Natalja Šepliakova
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 26, 2017 Barbara Parks
May 25, 2017 Thomas Creech II
May 24, 2017 Janie Rhodus
May 24, 2017 Angela Warren
May 23, 2017 Julie Langton
May 23, 2017 TONYA STIFFLER
May 23, 2017 Colleen Bashore
May 23, 2017 monica lane
May 23, 2017 Hilde Saeys
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Helga Jelus
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 21, 2017 Claire Bryant
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 Heidi Mugrauer
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Sandra Williamson
May 18, 2017 angie moredock
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester Move forward, not backwards!
May 18, 2017 Jan Gianetti
May 17, 2017 Melanie Cannon
May 17, 2017 debra Tomajko
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 17, 2017 Gisela von Wolff
May 16, 2017 theresa Mitchum
May 16, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
May 16, 2017 Janice Taylor
May 16, 2017 Audrey Morgan
May 16, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Jennifer Cameron-Sanclemente
May 16, 2017 Yancette Halverson
May 16, 2017 Georgi and Harold Mortensen
May 16, 2017 Shannon Holmes
May 16, 2017 Mayra Galutza
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo
May 16, 2017 Joelle Troeger
May 16, 2017 Karen Hable
May 16, 2017 Lora Hamman
May 16, 2017 Mary Aparicio
May 16, 2017 graciela kries

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