Petition Update

LETTER FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

The Truth
NY, NY

Dec 14, 2011 — Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Letter from the White House

Update: Ensuring the Humane Treatment of Horses
Recently you signed a petition relaying your concerns regarding horse slaughtering. We wanted to be sure you saw this update to our earlier response to that petition.
Update: Ensuring the Humane Treatment of Horses
By Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety at the USDA
Thank you for writing to relay your concerns regarding horse slaughtering. We appreciate your involvement in the We the People project and value your input on issues facing our country.
The humane treatment of horses reflects the values of our Nation.
Recently Congress lifted a ban prohibiting federal funding for the inspection of horses, which had prevented the slaughter of horses for human consumption for the past five years. While Congress has technically lifted the ban, USDA does not expect horse slaughter to resume in the near term as a number of Federal, state and local requirements and....