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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
Sep 10th, 2016
Someone from Masury, OH writes:
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Please stop horse slaughter
Sep 9th, 2016
Someone from Piedmont, AL signed.
Sep 9th, 2016
Someone from Lincoln, CA signed.
Sep 9th, 2016
Someone from Wendell, NC signed.
Sep 9th, 2016
Someone from Fayetteville, GA signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from New Market, AL signed.
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Someone from Miami, FL signed.
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Someone from Cave Creek, AZ signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Pottsville, PA signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Ocean Shores, WA writes:
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What is the matter with this society. Karma is coming and i hope it kicks you in the ass.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Preston, CT writes:
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Horse transport to and the actual slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia! These are pets, family. Loved and raised.. companion animals! Their meat is tainted with medications to prevent diseases and illness, which IS harmful to humans!
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Deane, KY signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Burlingame, CA signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Atlantic Beach, FL writes:
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This is horrific and wrong and must end!!
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Marietta, GA signed.
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Someone from Tawas City, MI signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Peachtree City, GA signed.
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Apple Valley, CA writes:
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This is horrific and must stop!!!
Sep 8th, 2016
Someone from Hot Springs Village, AR signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Duncanville, TX signed.
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Someone from Duncanville, TX signed.
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Someone from Woodruff, SC signed.
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Someone from Mcminnville, TN signed.
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Someone from Honolulu, HI signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from High Springs, FL signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from High Springs, FL writes:
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Stop this horrible practice.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Margaretville, NY signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Guthrie, OK writes:
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It is time to protect the world's food supply. No more horse slaughter and no more sending US horses across borders for slaughter
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Denver, CO signed.
Sep 7th, 2016
Someone from Wilmington, NC signed.
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Someone from Santa Fe, NM signed.
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Someone from Lagrange, OH signed.
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Someone from Tacoma, WA signed.
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Someone from Atwood, IL signed.
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Someone from Bastrop, LA signed.
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Someone from Monument, OR signed.
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Someone from Adger, AL signed.
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Someone from Chelsea, MA signed.
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Someone from Peyton, CO signed.

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