IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King: Keep horses out of our food!
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IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King: Keep horses out of our food!

    1. Petition by

      YEA! - Youths' Equine Alliance

Hi, I'm Wild Mustang Robin and I love horses. When I found out that horse meat was hiding in meatballs, tacos, and burgers, I was horrified! The horse meat scandal is happening in Europe, but it could happen in America, too, especially since right now, the USDA is reviewing an application for a horse slaughter plant to open in New Mexico and a law approving horse slaughter in Oklahoma.

At first I thought, "How could the food retailers trick us like that?" Then I found out that they got tricked, too. It was the meat processors who mixed horse meat with the burgers. As soon as IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King found out what was happening, they took steps right away to make sure that horse meat wasn't ending up in any of their European products.

But I'm worried it could start happening here. I think it's important that companies like IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King tell their U.S. consumers and the people trying to open horse slaughter plants here that they won't serve horse meat. If these companies speak out, maybe the horse slaughter plant in New Mexico won't be built!

HSUS and other groups are taking legal action to stop the slaughterhouse, and even the Obama administration is urging Congress to pass a ban on horse slaughter. But as long as the meat company thinks they have a market, they'll keep fighting to slaughter horses in the U.S.

That's why I'm asking IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King to make a pledge to never buy or sell horse meat in the United States. Will you sign my petition and share it with your friends who love horses?

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    News

    1. Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in some "beef" products

      Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products

      The environment secretary is due to meet the Food Standards Agency, food suppliers and retailers on Saturday to discuss the horsemeat scandal after Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat. Owen Paterson said it was unacceptable that consumers were mis-sold products, but that the problems originated overseas.

    2. Suspected Wild Horses end up at Slaughter Auction in Fallon

      Feds asked to block sale, slaughter of wild horses in Nevada

      RENO - Wild horse advocates are seeking an emergency court order to block the sale of what they say are federally protected mustangs rounded up illegally by a Nevada tribe and headed for an auction that could send them to slaughter.

    3. Reached 50,000 signatures
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      NoHorseMeat - Robin's Reaction to Support

      http://www.change.org/NoHorseMeat Please support Robin's petition addressed to IKEA, Taco Bell, and Burger King asking them to keep horse meat out of our food.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. USDA may approve horse slaughter plant for human consumption

      "The impending approval comes amid growing concern among American consumers that horse meat will somehow make its way into ground beef products in the United States as it has done in Europe."

      U.S.D.A. May Approve Horse Slaughtering

      The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007.

    7. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • adrienne bosley BOWLING GREEN, KY
      • 3 months ago

      Are you serious! How are they getting away with this?!

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    • Klaudia Mochon GłUCHOłAZY, POLAND
      • 3 months ago

      “No one has ever become poor by giving.”

      ― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

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    • Lily entis SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      I thought that their meat tasted weird!

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    • Dawn Sutherland MARTINEZ, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I will not shop at your stores now that I know you have been using horse meat in what you sell to the public. I find this appalling!

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    • Alli Ross HOLT, MI
      • 3 months ago

      more and more I am finding I don't want store bought meat of any kind, this is disgusting.

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