Stop the slaughter of horses in the US
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Equine Slaughter Houses

Stop the slaughter of horses in the US

    1. Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
    2. Petition by

      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little

      Grass Valley, CA

It is crucial that we end equine slaughter in the United States. Why? Here’s a few reasons-
1. It’s plain old cruel.
Imagine it. You’re taken away from your family, friends, and home. Loaded on a noisy, dark, truck and stand with dozens of other horses biting, kicking, and ramming into you that you cannot get away from for hours on end. When you’re unloaded you run into a small, overcrowded pen with no food or water for who knows how long. The ground is deep with manure. One by one the others begin to disappear. Your driven away from the herd, ran down a chute, drug into a small pen, before being shot, perhaps even multiple times. Your body is then drug to a pile of others and the next horse is driven into the rage of the gun.

2. Every horse has a purpose, slaughter is unnecessary.
Every horse is made to do something. It can be a companion, work as a therapy horse with disabled children, it can teach a child to ride, be a best friend, fly over fences, gallop over hills, swim through rivers, climb up mountains, race across the dessert, or simply even be a lawn mower or pasture ornament.

3. There are other solutions to the problem of overpopulation.
Why not donate your horse to a therapy center, sell it, give it away, put it to pasture, retire him, surrender him to a rescue center, or even put him down humanly in the comfort of his own home? Slaughter is not the answer to overpopulation. Nor is removing the unwanted horses. The answer is EDUCATING breeders before they produce more unwanted horses.

4. It’s not a hugely profitable industry.
Horse meat currently (2011) sells for around 75-80 cents per pound (US currency). That means a 1,100 lb horse brings in approximately $880. HOWEVER, like all types of meats just because the animal is 1100 lbs does not mean that’s all meat. There are bones, organs, water content, and more that need to be taken into account. So let’s split that price. That brings us to $440. Now we need to trim the fat. Let’s say it brings us to $400. What about cost of preparation, shipping, and gasoline to export it to other countries??? Maybe $150-$200? The slaughter house purchases the horse for around $75. Now were down to $75-$125 profit. That’s it! Each year approximately 25,000 horses were slaughtered in the US before it was made illegal in 2007. That means each year, providing each horse was of human consumption quality, the US would only make approximately $1,875,000-$3,125,000. Is it really worth it? The controversy, the deaths, the cruelty, and the pointed fingers?

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
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      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
      Petition Organizer

      hey guys! Great job on the 2100 signatures! :) I just created a Facebook page titled Cheyenne Little so be sure to go like it!!!! :) Also I have a photo shoot coming up with China and I for a newspaper so I'll be posting the article and pics on the page as well! You guys are doing a FANTASTIC job! Thank you so much
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    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
    5. Educate Breeders and Limit Productions END UNWANTED HORSES NOW!

      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign my new petition that will help solve the issue of unwanted horses in the future!!
      http://www.change.org/petitions/america-start-controling-equine-breeders-in-the-usa

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      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
      Petition Organizer

      Check out my new video on YouTube by clicking on the link attached! Also for my next video I'm asking for questions from my supporters. If you have ANY question for me please email it/them to me at cheylittle@yahoo.com It will be responded to in the interview.

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. In the paper!

      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Guys,
      Just want to say thanks again!!! I've gotten nearly 700 supporters from all over the world now. Canada, America, Italy, France, Germany, Noroway, England, Australia, Ireland, Romania, Mexico, and so much more! It's great to see the world coming together to support this cause. :) Please remember to forward out the link though. With over 380 Facebook "Likes" were really starting to get moving with the petition. I also recently had a huge article in the paper. Please visit my blog and click on the link on the right side bar to view the article and share it. I'm also working towards getting on The Ellen Show so I can contact people so much faster. Remember if you have any questions, comments, or anything you'd like to share with me please contact me directly by going to my blog and clicking the sidebar with my email on it. You will be responded to! :)
      Thanks again for all of your guys's help,
      Cheyenne Little

    9. Reached 500 signatures
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      Cheyenne Autumn Little Little
      Petition Organizer

      Hello,
      Just want to say a huge thank you to all my supporters! We have people from all around the world working together to bring a halt to the reopening of Equine Slaughter in the US. Please continue to tell others and share this link on you Facebook and Twitter pages! Please visit our blog to see a message that you can copy, paste, and forward to as many people as possible! Thanks again guys!
      Cheyenne

    11. Reached 100 signatures
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    • Colette Lizcano ALPHARETTA, GA
      • 10 months ago

      Equine slaughter is unheard of and inhumane. Horses are not meant for human consumption. Horse slaughter should be banned from the US.

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    • Suzie Clippinger ROGERS, AR
      • 10 months ago

      This is totally unnecesary....

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    • Brittany Hecomovich HIBBING, MN
      • 10 months ago

      To stop horse slaughtering FOR GOOD

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    • Olga Shuvalova ROMA, ITALY
      • 11 months ago

      I want human beings to be human!!!

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      • 11 months ago

      MEAT IS CANCEROUS CAUSE MAN IS HERBIVORE 100 %....!!!

      Gli "illuminati"quelli che controllano il mondo,ci fanno mangiare gli animali e gli ogm per distruggere la nostra biologia,per indurci poi a curarci con i farmaci,mangiare animali equivale ad un rito sacrificale globale di sangue.

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