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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 27th, 2016
Larry G. from Olathe, KS signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Megan G. from Melbourne, FL signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
matt m. from Newport News, VA signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Flávio A. from Meriden, CT signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Sherry G. from Temecula, CA signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Patricia V. from Pagosa Springs, CO signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Danielle C. from Palm Bay, FL signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Barb S. from Moorhead, MN signed.
Oct 27th, 2016
Franklin M. from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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Stop this insanity! It's cruel and not needed!!!
Oct 27th, 2016
dariel g. from Hialeah, FL signed.
Oct 26th, 2016
Apurva J. from Mankato, MN signed.
Oct 24th, 2016
Donna B. from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Oct 24th, 2016
Someone from Philadelphia, TN signed.
Oct 24th, 2016
debbie G. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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stop all animal slaughter ! please !
Oct 23rd, 2016
Karen L. from San Diego, CA signed.
Oct 22nd, 2016
donna q. from Lyons, NY signed.
Oct 22nd, 2016
Jennifer H. from New York, NY writes:
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Please end it!
Oct 22nd, 2016
Stormie G. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Oct 22nd, 2016
Cecilia M. from Shingle Springs, CA writes:
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As a citizen we see most animals under assault by Republican controlled Congress but these 50k wild horses (still in holding pens) rounded up off protected lands is violating "Wild Horse & Burro Act" that states, "you can not knowingly harass them or use motorized vehicles." All done by current Director of BLM with assistance of State congressional candidates that benefit by putting cattle on lands horses were removed from, a direct conflict of interest.to say the least... Most importantly the BLM Director was appinted by Senator Harry Reid whom has, traditionally non Democratic, anti animal stance and low scores o, Humane Society Legislative Score Card at www.hslf.org when his scores were tracked. NO Senator with deplorable LOW SCORES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO APPOINT OR SIT ON ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEES, etc.; as it is direct conflict of interest and leave against welfare of animals. These wild horses symbolize our "American Heritage" and sending them to slaughter to "graze more cattle for the Cattle Growers Assoc" is AGAINST AMERICAN values!
Oct 21st, 2016
Elaine R. from Loogootee, IN signed.
Oct 21st, 2016
Caryl M. from Harrison, ME signed.
Oct 21st, 2016
Melissa C. from Carolina, PR writes:
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Stop this brutality
Oct 21st, 2016
N.Z. G. from Beverly Hills, CA signed.
Oct 19th, 2016
Elizabeth K. from New York, NY writes:
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As a symbol of American freedom, horses have been part of our fabric and power. Please pass this bill to stop horseslaughter, and do what your position gives you the responsibility to do: the right thing.
Oct 19th, 2016
Andrea B. from Decatur, IL signed.
Oct 19th, 2016
Mary M. from Salem, OH writes:
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Horse meat is toxic to humans. Why are we allowing this to keep happening?
Oct 19th, 2016
Lynn H. from Schwenksville, PA writes:
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Let us not forget that the meat of the US horses sent to slaughter in both Canada and Mexico is TOXIC to both man and animals. The meat is already in our grocery stores and in many prepared foods. There is no COOL Act, so we don't know where it actually comes from anymore. Many exotic zoo animals who are fed horsemeat are dying of cancers caused by the drugs administered to horses over the course of their service to man. The USA is LIABLE for many deaths both here and overseas by allowing US horses to join the food chain and this predatory, barbaric and inhuman practice must be stopped. Please stop this now. You are our greatest hope now. PLEASE.........
Oct 19th, 2016
Dahlia B. from Flushing, NY writes:
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Horses are a treasure that should be taken care of. They shouldn't be abused in entertainment, nor tortured and then slaughtered for food. People need to have a heart already. Animals feel pain, feel, loneliness and they mourn, just like humans. When is the 'modern' world going to start treating them with kindness?
Oct 19th, 2016
Pam B. from Medina, WA writes:
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It's time to stop this hideous trade just to appease the ranchers.
Oct 19th, 2016
Saramanda H. from Decatur, IL signed.
Oct 18th, 2016
Donna N. from Yukon, OK writes:
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Please save our horses and STOP the senseless slaughter! They are the last of the free spirits from the frontier days before WE took over and fixed things! Didn't we learn our lesson s from slaughtering all the wild buffalo and killing the wolves in Yellowstone! Let Gods creatures be, there is plenty of open uninhabited land for all!
Oct 18th, 2016
Mary G. from Pompano Beach, FL writes:
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Please end this barbaric and cruel practice.
Oct 18th, 2016
Jody K. from Middleburg, FL signed.
Oct 18th, 2016
Someone from Oklahoma City, OK writes:
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Please pass the Safe Food Act and close our borders to export of equines.
Oct 14th, 2016
Someone from New Market, AL writes:
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It's time to ban the transport of all equines for the purpose human or other animal consumption.
Oct 12th, 2016
SHELBY T. from Bellevue, WA signed.
Oct 9th, 2016
Someone from Stuart, FL writes:
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Please ban this !!
Oct 9th, 2016
Linda L. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Oct 9th, 2016
Linda L. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Oct 4th, 2016
Karan S. from Owings, MD writes:
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A horrific death with no regulations. We are a kinder nation than this.

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