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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 25th, 2016
Abbie E. from San Jose, CA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Vic B. from Altadena, CA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Michael R. from Bath, NY signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Michèle H. from Huntsville, TX writes:
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Stop à la cruauté.
Nov 25th, 2016
Michael R. from Bath, NY writes:
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Do the right thing stop
Nov 25th, 2016
valéria v. from Littlestown, PA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Carmel H. from Eastsound, WA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Joan H. from Largo, FL signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Trista T. from Thor, IA writes:
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Please stop the cruelty.
Nov 25th, 2016
Franklin M. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Chantal V. from Grosse Pointe, MI signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Simone M. from Maywood, NJ writes:
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LG Simone
Nov 25th, 2016
Urayoán V. from Guayama, PR writes:
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The victimization of horses in the racing industry has reached a point where they're not even animals in the industries eyes. They're viewed the same way we view a simple object, a simple tool. In fact, maybe even less. These are animals, these are living beings which possess the neurological capacity of sentience. How can anyone allow them to reduce their worth to less than an inanimate object? As a species, we've reduced all other living being to nothing more than a resource for profit. But how much must we destroy? How much more suffering will we cause before we realize the consequences of all our collective actions? But even talking about the employees. Let's talk about the butchers for hire. Studies have shown that slaughterhouse employees tend to develop into more violent people. So, maybe someday one of the employees will shoot someone the same way as they do the horses. Will anyone blame the industry that pays him to kill animals for money? Of course not, but they still hold a huge level of responsibility over the employee's psychological well-being. So even allowing this act could potentially put people's lives in danger. Allowing such an inhumane, barbaric act is no good for the people nor for the horses. It's nothing more than a small display of the darkest, sickest depths of anthropocentric speciesm we normally sink to, and I hope justice will be done and this inhumane act be stopped.
Nov 25th, 2016
Veronica V. from Emporia, VA signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
rene h. from Stetsonville, WI signed.
Nov 25th, 2016
Patricia V. from Pagosa Springs, CO signed.
Nov 24th, 2016
Melania P. from Dravosburg, PA signed.
Nov 19th, 2016
Rebecca F. from Garden Plain, KS writes:
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Please stand up for the horses. Protect them.
Nov 16th, 2016
Lasha W. from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Nov 16th, 2016
morgan c. from Earlville, NY signed.
Nov 15th, 2016
Dil S. from Lake Stevens, WA signed.
Nov 15th, 2016
Apurva J. from Mankato, MN signed.
Nov 14th, 2016
Delia C. from Okeechobee, FL writes:
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Please stop
Nov 14th, 2016
Jennifer H. from New York, NY signed.
Nov 14th, 2016
Michelle L. from Lutherville Timonium, MD writes:
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Please stop the torture and killing of these innocent animals and let me love a long, happy and healthy life!
Nov 14th, 2016
DEBBIE G. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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PLEASE STOP SLAUGHTERING ANY AND ALL ANIMALS ! THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE THEIR LIVES FROM THEM. PLEASE
Nov 13th, 2016
William S. from New York, NY writes:
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Let's end this now
Nov 13th, 2016
Melissa C. from Carolina, PR signed.
Nov 12th, 2016
Someone from Edwards, CO writes:
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i think the horse Slaughter is the cruelest thing you could do to a horse and they don't feed the horses no medical care and the transport is horrible a lot of horses die in the trailer before they ever drive to the slaughter house.
Nov 11th, 2016
Karyn O. from Irving, TX signed.
Nov 11th, 2016
Melania P. from Dravosburg, PA signed.
Nov 10th, 2016
Dr. Fern K. from Millwood, NY signed.
Nov 5th, 2016
Gaj J. from Waterford, MI signed.
Nov 2nd, 2016
Virginia S. from Jonesboro, AR writes:
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Horses are our pets they have been around for ever. They to look to us for safety family, how can anyone look the other way and not see that we are doing away with one of man and womens best friend the horse. They race for us, they trail ride for us, they pull carriages and ride police on the streets, they do so many things for us. for man to just look the other way and say food product send them to the most crumesome thing amagineable death by gun or stabbed or starve in transit or just beaten or burned stabbed because men say well there just going to die anyway. so they cut their ears off because they can. these equines never ask for this so how could you send them to their deaths ? lets stop transporting them to canda or mexico. stop killpens in america .save our horses as many as we can before they become extincted like the bison. Stop the useless slaughter "Save a horse- Save their lives."
Nov 1st, 2016
Yvonne N. from Prospect, NY signed.
Oct 31st, 2016
Someone from Dickson, TN writes:
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THIS SHOULD HAVE NEVER STARTED THIS NEEDS TO END AND IT WILL!!! STOP THIS UNAMERICAN ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 30th, 2016
Carl H. from Casselberry, FL writes:
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It's Wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 29th, 2016
andrea F. from Lincoln, NE signed.
Oct 29th, 2016
Lori C. from Kingsville, TX writes:
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Stop this now!
Oct 29th, 2016
Elizabeth B. from Denver, CO signed.

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