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Ban Horse Slaughter & Transport

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Signatures of more than 6,000 Americans on a White House petition to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption have been presented to the Obama Administration. The Obama Administration told us that if we gathered 5,000 signatures on a White House petition, the issue would receive consideration. We actually collected 5,000 signatures very quickly, at least 2 weeks before opponents were able to gather the same number of signatures for a petition started earlier to revive horse slaughter in the U.S. Of the 4 petitions created by mid-October regarding horses, the slaughter ban has collected the most signatures.

Thousands more Americans have sent letters directly to the White House over the past 3 years and still more have directed letters to their senators and representatives in Congress in an effort to end equine slaughter for human consumption.

We know from a 2006 Public Opinion Strategies poll that nearly 70% of Americans support a ban on equine slaughter. A CNN poll that same year showed a similar result. The support among Americans for a ban on equine slaughter for human consumption has grown: Currently, according to the Popvox poll, 77% of Americans support pending legislation, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 2966/S.B. 1176, which would end the slaughter of American equines for human consumption.

I hope the Obama Administration will see this issue as paramount to human health and safety. It is also about saving communities from a predatory and environmentally and economically devastating practice. It is about stopping terrible cruelty and suffering of animals who are our companions and pets; they helped build this country and still work in the military and law enforcement and provide therapy as well as entertainment in horse racing, shows and other sports and exhibitions. They are not raised for food.

During the 2008 campaign you (President Obama) said, ?Federal policy towards animals should respect the dignity of animals and their rightful place as cohabitants of our environment. We should strive to protect animals and their habitats and prevent animal cruelty, exploitation and neglect?. I have consistently been a champion of animal-friendly legislation and policy and would continue to be so once elected.? You (President Obama) announced that you had co-sponsored legislation to stop the sale for slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros. During the 2008 campaign you (President Obama) signed on as co-sponsor to the bill to ban horse slaughter for human consumption. When asked specifically during the campaign, ?Will you support legislation ?to institute a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption?, you (President Obama) gave an unqualified ?Yes?. (HSLF questionnaire)

Now is the time to keep that campaign promise, Mr. President. The supporters of this predatory, cruel and inhumane practice of slaughtering horses have wrapped their argume
Public Comments
Feb 2nd, 2017
Irina B. from Chicago, IL signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Pascal F. from Santa Fe, NM signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Arindam M. from Barrington, IL signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Chris T. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Claudia G. from Trinity, FL signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
rene h. from Stetsonville, WI signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Rosann D. from Bridgewater, MA signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Gabriele H. from Clarksville, TN signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Pravleen M. from Floral Park, NY signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Kim T. from Harrisburg, PA signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Julie V. from Saint Paul, MN signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
lucile l. from Winston Salem, NC signed.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Jo L. from Miami, FL signed.
Jan 30th, 2017
marylen k. from shelby twp., MI writes:
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STOP KILLING INNOCENT HORSES
Jan 29th, 2017
Antoinette G. from Victorville, CA signed.
Jan 27th, 2017
Betty W. from Elm City, NC writes:
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So glad y'all are doing something to stop the slaughtering of horses. I wish that it to be passed to ban the transport and all slaughtering of these beautiful animals. Thanks for all you do!
Jan 26th, 2017
Someone from Painesville, OH writes:
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Omg they treat them badly..Then it's put in our meat.. I don't wanna eat horse meat... omg.. grossed out... no words to explain
Jan 21st, 2017
Someone from Katy, TX writes:
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it just needs to be stopped
Jan 13th, 2017
Jamie M. from Maysville, NC writes:
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Please do something so this stops! Do something to protect all horse and Donkeys,etc. Do not allow horsemeat here in the US and do not allow our horses to be shipped anywhere for slaughter.
Jan 12th, 2017
Cheryl B. from Irvine, CA writes:
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This is important. Please make a difference in the lives of our horses.
Jan 4th, 2017
Kathy A. from Oxford, NC writes:
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Save our wild Horses! They are a symbol of America. Stop the horrible round ups that break up family herds. America is better than this.
Jan 4th, 2017
Michelle M. from Irvington, AL writes:
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It's imperative that this bill be passed! The USA is better than this, way past time that we make aggressive efforts to stem the cruelty, neglect and exploitation of animals!
Jan 4th, 2017
Sandra N. from Gulf Shores, AL writes:
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This bill is of utmost importance to millions of animal advocates, horse lovers and caring owners - Please see that this bill is passed. President Obama, you said animals should be respected - so DO SOMETHING NOW to STOP THE TORTURE, TERROR AND CRUEL TRANSPORT, AND BRUTAL SLAUGHTER (in Mexico/Canada) of loyal, beloved equines. IT'S IN YOUR COURT!!!!
Jan 4th, 2017
Sandra N. from Gulf Shores, AL writes:
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This bill is of utmost importance to millions of animal advocates, horse lovers and caring owners - Please see that this bill is passed. President Obama, you said animals should be respected - so DO SOMETHING NOW to STOP THE TORTURE, TERROR AND CRUEL TRANSPORT, AND BRUTAL SLAUGHTER (in Mexico/Canada) of loyal, beloved equines. IT'S IN YOUR COURT!!!!
Dec 29th, 2016
Lasha W. from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Dec 7th, 2016
Chris P. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Very disgusting to allow horses to be slaughter for food. Please ban this in our country as well as being sold to Mexico. Horse meat can still be sold to Mexico where they can then re-package it and sell back to the US as a filler substitute. This is how the US will profit from this disgusting business.
Dec 4th, 2016
Lisa K. from Orlando, FL writes:
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We should be ashamed of ourselves...you call us Americans!?You allow US American horses to go to Mexico, Candida and being shipped to China. Watching our historic animals that we once used for transportation not only for emergencies but for pleasure and entertainment and now we treat them like they are garbage and inhumanely killed! How could you sit there and call yourself Americans... This is a disgrace and a disappointment there is no other words that I could put in this comment other than we need a hero in this country to step up and stop this horrible Act.
Dec 1st, 2016
Aj S. from Highlands, NJ writes:
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Stopping slaughter in this country made it worse for the horse. They suffer so much more now in the Mexican plants. Stop the transport and you stop the suffering and abuse
Nov 27th, 2016
Michael S. from Marietta, GA writes:
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Ban the slaughter of all animals.
Nov 27th, 2016
Kelly A. from Easton, PA writes:
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The fact that our our cowardly leaders will not slaughter horses here yet allow them to be shipped to other countries to endure the same horrific fate is deplorable. If our leaders really want this stopped, they will not allow our countries great horses to be shipped out of the United States to Canada, Mexico, anywhere to go through a horrific fate. The same horses that our children ride in lesson camps, that families "love", that crowds of elitists route for while they sip their cocktails and wear their big obnoxious hats, the same horses that work our land and have helped us win wars. Thousands of THESE horses are honored by the world turning their heads and saying, you're disposable and you mean nothing. So much so, that you will be auctioned off to endure the scariest and most horrific fate you could ever imagine. Great job America! Way to turn your hearts and heads to those who backs we rode for our own selfish, self serving agendas. The biggest problem these poor horses have are human beings. It is our fault they end up getting shipped to slaughter and where are the laws to stop it and where is OUR responsibility in this!
Nov 27th, 2016
don h. from Cedar Hill, TX signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Val C. from Newnan, GA signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Allan L. from Brainerd, MN signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Sandy L. from Brainerd, MN signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Margaret D. from New York, NY signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Mike M. from Wendell, NC signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Gity G. from Elizabethton, TN signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Lorrie E. from Jonesboro, AR writes:
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This is just so wrong. It is sick.
Nov 26th, 2016
DJ C. from Madison, WI signed.
Nov 26th, 2016
Kaveh G. from Austin, TX signed.

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