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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
Nov 26th, 2016
Jacqueline V. from Delray Beach, FL signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
jan v. from Saint Louis, MO writes:
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ban horse slaughter and every slaughter!!!
Nov 25th, 2016
Rebecca D. from Mooresville, IN signed.
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R H. from Lowell, IN signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Sheri M. from Columbus, OH signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Rosann D. from Bridgewater, MA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Sue F. from Sun City, CA writes:
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Please stop this horrendous practice of slaughtering horses! They beautiful animals and should be cherished.
Nov 25th, 2016
Dawn M. from Pueblo, CO signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Sandra F. from Denver, CO signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Lesley F. from San Mateo, CA signed.
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Lesley F. from San Mateo, CA signed.
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Nancy Q. from Astoria, NY signed.
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Nora M. from San Angelo, TX signed.
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ilene f. from San Dimas, CA signed.
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Edele H. from Englewood, CO signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Orly S. from Lincolnwood, IL signed.
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Abby S. from Amherst Jct, WI signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Barbara Y. from Clermont, FL signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
AvaAnne M. from Tralvetse City, MI writes:
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Please end this madness and protect our horses. I fear that if horses are not ptotected, people will be capturing wild horses and selling them then to these slaughterhouses and some day there will no such thing as wild horses. Human greed is tampant; please protect these animals.
Nov 25th, 2016
dariel g. from Hialeah, FL signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Elana R. from Aspen, CO signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Tracy M. from Cantonment, FL signed.
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Janet J. from Millheim, PA signed.
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natasha a. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
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Joshua G. from Pacific Grove, CA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Diane H. from Germantown, MD signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Andrei E. from Greensboro, NC signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Carol D. from Beaver, PA writes:
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You BAN HORSE SLAUGHTER & TRANSPORT! BAN THE SLAUGHTER OF EQUINES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Nov 25th, 2016
RAMONA W. from San Ramon, CA writes:
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SUCK YOUR MOTHER'S PUSSY! SUCK YOUR DAUGHTER'S PUSSY! SUCK YOUR SISTER'S PUSSY! I BET, EVEN AFTER ALL THIS SUCKING, YOUR DICK WON'T GET HARD!
Nov 25th, 2016
Kelly W. from Bethel, CT signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Rick V. from Atascadero, CA writes:
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It's an abomination the way we treat one of humanity's most noble friends and companions......it must end....surely there are alternatives to slaughter....like banning horse racing.....
Nov 25th, 2016
veronica m. from Weed, CA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
nasi v. from Burlington, CO signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
JANEL C. from Renton, WA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Ferrand T. from Pittsburgh, PA writes:
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Please end this cruelty It should never take place
Nov 25th, 2016
Alex R. from grass valley, CA signed.
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ChloƩ D. from Texas City, TX signed.
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Devinda F. from Saint Simons Island, GA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
susan b. from Houston, TX signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Linda M. from Gowanda, NY writes:
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Toxic Meat!

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