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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
Oct 29th, 2016
Vickie C. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
Oct 29th, 2016
kathleen l. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Oct 29th, 2016
allison s. from Brighton, IL signed.
Oct 29th, 2016
Di O. from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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This is atrocious how can we justify treating god creatures like this, please stop this cruelty reminds me of concentration camps for animals.
Oct 28th, 2016
Nora M. from San Angelo, TX signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Dawn Z. from Deltona, FL signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Steve D. from Florence, AL writes:
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Stop this inhumanity of slaughtering horses.
Oct 28th, 2016
Helen T. from Stoddard, NH signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Selena D. from Florence, AL signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Nancy E. from Poulsbo, WA writes:
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This is absolutely disgusting! Stop slaughtering our beautiful horses, this is so inhumane and cruel!
Oct 28th, 2016
Susanne Q. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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Shame on you for not doing your job! Protect what's ours- after all that's the least you can do! You have put America up for sale, piece by piece, bit by bit! Shame on you!
Oct 28th, 2016
Renee C. from Matawan, NJ signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
David S. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Is this REALLY necessary? Are you going to leave another unfulfilled promise to the American people that voted for you and your policies? Just walk away saying you did everything you could when you truly have the power to STOP THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL? This is nothing more then expediency for the sake of...? Who benefits here? NOT THE HORSES OR YOUR PROMISE!
Oct 28th, 2016
Sebastian R. from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL writes:
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Barbaric and inconceivable, to think such a beautiful intelligent noble creature is hung and brutally killed for food now. How can horses be killed for food? You use them in races and work them to the bones and once they are can't run fast enough, they are slaughtered. Humankind is disgusting and immoral. Sick!
Oct 28th, 2016
Someone from West Chester, PA signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Kathryn H. from Walden, NY writes:
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This is barbaric!!!
Oct 28th, 2016
j m. from Petersburg, VA writes:
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help the horses please
Oct 28th, 2016
Deborah S. from Jasper, GA writes:
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Please help the horses,Mr. President
Oct 28th, 2016
Kelsey M. from Windermere, FL signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
dan m. from Crystal Lake, IL signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Nadir C. from Washington, DC signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Terry A. from Upper Marlboro, MD writes:
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Ban horse slaughter.
Oct 28th, 2016
Manisha S. from Wilkes Barre, PA signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Manisha S. from Wilkes Barre, PA signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Muriel T. from Ukiah, CA writes:
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Please stop the slaughtered of horses across the world it is sick and intolerable ,
Oct 28th, 2016
Jonathan F. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
Oct 28th, 2016
Jai T. from Floral Park, NY signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Sonia K. from Killeen, TX writes:
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I'm vegan, so I'm against any animal being slaughtered or killed for human greed!
Oct 27th, 2016
Anne H. from Hamilton, OH signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Ed B. from Breckenridge, CO writes:
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Stop this cruelty now!
Oct 27th, 2016
Edele H. from Englewood, CO signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Someone from San Pablo, CA signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Val C. from Beverly Hills, CA signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Aimee M. from Daly City, CA signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Robyn L. from Chicago, IL signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Robert V. from Osceola, IN signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Wesley C. from Daphne, AL signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Nat C. from Hallandale, FL signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Carolina B. from Clementon, NJ signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Morgan S. from Wallingford, CT signed.

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