Stop USA Horse Slaughter
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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President Barack Obama

Stop USA Horse Slaughter

    1. Protect Mustangs
    2. Petition by

      Protect Mustangs

      Berkeley, United States Minor Outlying Islands

 

We ask President Barack Obama and The United States Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176/H.R. 2966, which amends the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to prohibit the sale or transport of horses or equine body parts in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent to process for human consumption.  This Act will put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States, and put an end to the transportation of horses to slaughterhouses across our borders (typically to Mexico and Canada).

(1) Horses helped build the United States of America. Wild horses are living treasures and symbols of freedom. Most domestic horses are pets. Some have even become icons—such as Secretariat—who uplift the spirit and foster the American dream.

(2) In the U.S.A., horses are not raised for human consumption. Consequently horses are medicated with toxic substances that often do not pass FDA standards, making them unsafe to eat.

(3) We are against wasting tax dollars to fund horse meat inspections at slaughterhouses.

(4) Horse slaughter is animal cruelty—not humane euthanasia. When horses are slaughtered, they are often semi-conscious while the butchering begins.

 (5) Humane euthanasia is a kinder way to end a horse’s life.

This Act will protect America’s horses and protect Americans against unhealthy and dangerous horse meat.

Members of Congress:  We ask you to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176/H.R. 2966, when it comes up for a vote.

President Barack Obama:  We ask you to push for passage of the Act and to sign it when it reaches your desk.

 

To:
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President Barack Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: President Barack Obama.

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Pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011

This Act will put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States, and put an end to the transportation of horses to slaughterhouses across our borders (typically to Mexico and Canada).
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. We've reached 2,000 signatures. Please keep sharing the petition.

      Protect Mustangs
      Petition organiser

      Hello Everyone,

      Thank you for signing the petition. We still need more than 998,000 signatures, so encourage everyone you know to sign it and pass it on to 15 people.

      We have decided to make a documentary about getting signatures on this petition and taking it to Washington to spread the word about the issue. 100% of the profits made from the film will go to help horses. This is happening quickly so excuse our work in progress: www.ThePetitionMovie.com.

      Sadly the pro-slaughter lobby is spinning the "slaughter is humane" angle to confuse the public and government. Horse slaughter is cruel as you know. The slaughter lobby has tons of money behind them. We have our hearts, good intentions and this petition. The slaughter group will be ready in no time to start butchering all kinds of horses in America. Let's stop this quickly together.

      In gratitude,
      Anne Novak

      Anne Novak
      Executive Director
      www.ProtectMustangs.org
      Twitter @ProtectMustangs
      Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uk8Qts

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jeffrey Liew FREMONT, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      The wild horses have the right to live in the wilderness. We have no right to bully or destroy their lives.

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    • Madison Ketter FRAZEE, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a horse owner myself and I think many horse owners or even just lovers of horses will be with me on this: slaughtering and eating horses are like eating family members. It is like canabalism.

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    • kristin Yates NEW FAIRFIELD, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I think it is a disgrace and inhuman,these are God's creatures,he wanted them here for a reason, they are doing no harm,it serves no purpose for slaughtering these beautiful animals, it is a disgrace.

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    • Nancy Goin LADYSMITH, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      JUST HOW SICK DO YOU WANT TO GET FROM EATING HORSE MEAT??? OR MAYBE EVEN DIE??????

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    • Andrea Gouin SCHMELZ, GERMANY
      • about 2 years ago

      I agree with all mentioned in the letter, please change your mind....

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