Stop equine slaughter from coming to oregon
  • Petitioned John Kitzhaber

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Oregon Governor
John Kitzhaber

Stop equine slaughter from coming to oregon

    1. deborah catalina
    2. Petition by

      deborah catalina

      wlms, OR

A horse slaughter house will be very damaging to the county of Umatilla.  
    The jobs it brings are few and minimum wage (about 50 or 60 jobs), and your county will spend much more money on social services to these workers than they will bring in, not to mention the improvements to your wastewater treatment that will be needed...that the slaughter company will not pay for.
    The slaughter house will greatly reduce everyone's property values, and other areas that have had horse slaughter houses have been almost bankrupted trying to force the slaughter house to follow sewage treatment and enrinomental laws.    
     In addition,  every area that has had a slaughter house has had a huge crime increase....rapes, murders, car thefts...not to mention theft of livestock.                         In California, theft of horses fell 34 % when they outlawed horse slaughter.     The people of Oregon and Umatilla do not want to increase violent crime in their communities, and the people of Herminston would not want blood of slaughtered animals backing up in their bathtubs as it did in Kaufman, Texas when the slaughter house forced huge amounts of blood into the sewers..  
   Governor Kitzhaber's office declined to give email conact information for his office but informed us that people wishing to express their opinions can do so at the following url: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml

 

To:
John Kitzhaber, Oregon Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: John Kitzhaber.

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Stop equine slaughter from coming to Oregon.

Equine slaughter brings crime and costs to the state. It brings few jobs and the profits all go out of our state.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Brigid McDonough TARZANA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Please don't slaughter the horses it's inhumane.

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    • Maren Hills NOHO, AR
      • about 2 years ago

      The horse is sacred to american history and should not be used for meat. there are other ways to rescue and rehab

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    • Dori Bruns FALLBROOK, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Horse slaughtering isd a nasty business that no American neighborhood should have. It is inhumane and demoralizing and can contaminate a wide area.

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    • Linda VanTol ESSEXVILLE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I ride and raise horses. Slaugher is not the way to go and with all the negatives that come with slaughter houses there is no positive. It is a cruel and unnecessary way to treat this beautiful animal. It is wrong on every level!!

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    • Stephanie Theis MARSHFIELD, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      There are so many petitions and organizations trying to stop the slaughter of our national treasure the horse. Please post or get the number 202-224-3121 out to your people to call to get the number of their congressman to put pressure on them to not slaughter our greatest national treasure the hourse since without them we wouldnt be where we are today. Signatures are all well and fine but they dont have the same impact as calls do. Thank you for your help to put pressure to pass HR2966 and reverse the horrible slaughter. Thank you for your time.

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