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TAKE ACTION NOW! Ban Horse Slaughter in the United States


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Cal
- 542 days ago - forcechange.com
Ban the dangerous and inhumane production of horse meat for consumption in the United States



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Christeen Anderson (469)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:18 am
Signed.
 

Autumn S. (146)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:20 am
signed and noted, Thanks Cal
 

Carla L. (130)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:10 am
signed
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:28 am
Signed.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted and signed. TY Cal
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:22 am
signed and noted
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:50 am
S&N
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Monday March 4, 2013, 6:11 am
2 signatures, thank you Cal
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Monday March 4, 2013, 6:24 am
Thank you, Cal
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday March 4, 2013, 7:52 am

. Your signature has been recorded. - and tweeted
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday March 4, 2013, 8:22 am
These are majestic animals who are our loving and loyal companions and have been in all Wars for Mankind...and this is how we thank them??? The whole thing is appalling. Signed thanks.
 

John S. (300)
Monday March 4, 2013, 9:27 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:39 am
s&n thx:)
 

Serena Ciarrocchi (34)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:43 am
S&N
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:48 am
signed and noted TY for sharing
 

Valentina R. (4)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:56 am
Quite an utopia, unfortunately.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Monday March 4, 2013, 11:09 am
I thought I had signed every pro horse petition there is. Thank you for sharing Cal.
 

samantha l (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 11:20 am
Signed!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:08 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Ruth L. (296)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:08 pm
S&N Thanks Cal
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:22 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:34 pm
Gladly noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

. (4)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:38 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cal.
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:42 pm
Signed.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:17 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:25 pm
if everyone should stop EATING MEAT the horses would be safe
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:26 pm
done
 

kye j. (41)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:28 pm
Signed
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:40 pm
Already done, thank you so much!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:46 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:50 pm
signed
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:53 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cal.
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:03 pm
TY!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:07 pm
Signed
 

Susie S. (4)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:08 pm
signed and shared
 

Carol D. (109)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:23 pm
signed thanks
 

. (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:25 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Karen B. (8)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:30 pm
S&N.
 

Sheila S. (62)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:38 pm
From Taco Bell to IKEA, eating horse meat is a bad idea! S&N!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:04 pm
Signed. You can also join American Wild Horses Preservation Campaign where you can sign petitions to stop the roundups of the horses in the West. I love horses, have owned them, painted them and am just sick the way our government has been rounding them up. Just for a fact-There are now more horses (50,000) in holding facilities than there are horses running free.
 

maria del rocio burgos mejia (7)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:31 pm
signed
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:56 pm
noted / signed
 

Ruth M. (252)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
Signed. & noted
 

Raquel Sofia Pereira (14)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:05 pm
noted, shared and signed :) Thanks
 

Ray Lovelace (1)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:20 pm
I just can't sign this. Yes, horses running free are a beautiful and inspiring sight and they shouldn't be cruelly slaughtered. But neither should cows, pigs or chickens. Apart from that, horses are not truly wild, but escaped domestic animals, mostly in the Spanish Southwest. And yes, people eat them, and have eaten them for at least hundreds of thousands of years, since before they were even big enough to ride, much less become pets.
 

janet f. (29)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:49 pm
signed
 

Nimue P. (231)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:52 pm
S&N
 

Shirley B. (5)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:26 pm
Gladly signed. TY.
 

Michael M. (5)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:27 pm
Signed... Of course, this will not stop the unscrupulous a-holes who seem to be putting horse meat all over Europe...
 

John B. (215)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:55 pm
Thanks Cal for the link. Signed and noted.
" Your signature has been recorded."
 

Russie C. (4)
Monday March 4, 2013, 6:50 pm
Signed, I can not imagine why any one would want to eat beautiful horses, they must be sickos.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Monday March 4, 2013, 7:32 pm
S&N
 

Suzanne O'Meara (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:46 pm
thank-you.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:44 am
Noted and signed thanks
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:17 am
signed.
 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:18 am
Done...
Thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:43 am
noted + signed
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:55 am
S & N!
 

Arild Warud (163)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:45 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Latoya Brookins (23)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:52 am
signed and shared
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:05 am
Signed. I hate the way the government quietly passed the pro-slaughter bill. The BLM keeps stockpiling wild horses and burros and we pretty much know they will be murdered. Sickening what is happening worldwide to horses.
 

Danuta Watola (1195)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:34 am
noted
 

Veerle V. (42)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:01 am
Signed, thank you Cal.
 

Tanya W. (46)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:10 am
Noted and signed.
 

Marianne Forgo (10)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:14 am
I have a horse.It1s just cruel to kill and eat them.
 

Judith Lammers (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:16 am
The slaughtering of these magnificent animals is just senseless & cruel !
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:09 am
Signed & Shared
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:30 am
Signed

Its discussing and shameful how people are treating animals!
The way you treat someone is the way you will be treated, just keep that in mind, all you abusers out there!!
 

Liliana D. (124)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:14 am
done, thanks
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:41 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:22 am
signed
 

Mariana O. (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:38 pm
Signed
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:54 pm
gladly signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:33 pm
Signed. Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Kay M. (351)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 6:27 pm
done.
 

Diane L. (110)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:40 pm
First of all, the petition is falsely worded in that the "recipient" is "members of Congress". There must be names of recipients to make a petition legal and in the very least, worthwhile.

Secondly, horses are not consumed by humans in the U.S. or haven't been in the decades I've been alive (and born in the U.S., lived here my entire life). The petition is once again appealing to animal lovers' emotions. Since the slaughter plants that processed horses were closed several years ago, horses were still being SENT to slaughter, but instead of just a few miles, it required thousands of miles of trailering in horrific conditions to either Canada or Mexico. Those plants have few, if any controls or regulations. There will always be a market for horsemeat. Keeping plants closed in the U.S. doesn't eliminate the market for the product.

Guys and gals, you're only fooling yourselves if you think signing such petitions is going to eliminate horses being sent to slaughter, or preventing owners from simply abandoning them to starve to death if slaughter is not a viable option. Ever see a horse die of starvation? It's a slow and lengthy process and a horrible way for them to die. Rescues can only save so many. Free horses are everywhere and not enough homes for them. Hay prices are skyrocketing, along with grain prices, and with the climate changes, becoming scarcer.

Until YOU are personally willing to take in unwanted horses and be responsible for their care, don't jump from the fire into the frying pan trying to stop what you perceive as "wrong".
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:09 am
Signed ans shared, thank you.
 

Valerie W. (52)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:59 am
Read, noted, signed & commented on, thanks Cal! We, the American people, need to make some very loud protests on this issue. This is about blatant animal cruelty & abuse, greed, laziness, & it's a food safety issue! Look at what's going on all over Europe! How can the U.S. be so stupid & blind to follow suit, & too soon forget the reasons American horse slaughter facilities were shut down in 2007 in the first place! It's time to become responsible for our actions, & stop being a throw away society!
 

Valerie W. (52)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:36 am
Diane L. Here we go again! This IS a petition, you have to start somewhere. It takes someone, somewhere, to read & hear what the majority of the American people are saying & feeling. Have you ever been in, or seen videos of, a working slaughterhouse? How you can even remotely think that's a "better" end than starving to death, is beyond comprehension, especially for a companion animal such as a horse. These places were built with slaughtering cattle in mind, which are not anatomically the same as a horse. The real answers are to abolish horse slaughter, especially for human consumption, period, including banning the sale or transport to foreign countries for slaughter. The only people in America that want horse slaughter, & probably would like to eat horses, would be Sue Wallis & her idiotic cohorts, & all those who have been misled to believe that this is the "only answer" to the so-called excess, unwanted, neglected, starved or abandoned horses! It takes ALL of us to start acting responsibly, &, with compassion, to make changes & "fix" our human caused "horse problem" . There are alternatives, however most people are too lazy, greedy & blind to act on them. Do not get horses unless you're willing to make a lifetime commitment, including planning on any worse case scenarios that may come up, such as re-homing if you can't afford your horse any longer, or how you would pay for humane euthanasia when that time comes. Every horse owner should have to pay into a special "horse retirement tax", equine shelters/sanctuaries should be built in every state, & people hired to work there retraining, re-homing & caring for all the equines, as well as volunteers, no different than shelters for our dogs & cats, & there needs to be universal low-cost vet administered euthanasia & removal for all that need help. Spend money on that instead of sending horses to be brutally slaughtered, whether in our country, or Mexico or Canada! Distance does not matter, slaughter is slaughter, not a humane end or answer! What people choose to do or eat in Europe or elsewhere, doesn't make it ok here, or for us to do, only to send it there! Look at the international mess that's going on right now, all over Europe! And, yes, if we allow horse slaughter in America, it CAN & most probably will happen here as well. American horses are NOT food animals, are not raised & regulated as such, never have been in the entire history of our being a country, & they are NOT safe to eat! Do a little unbiased research. The more noise we make, the better our chances of getting horse slaughter banned! Thank you!
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:58 pm
Signed
 

Diane L. (110)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:30 am
Yes, Valerie, here we go again! I am as determined to comment with the truth and to voice my opinon as you are to voice yours and remain oblivious to facts. You advise me to not get horses? Really? Dear lady, I've had horses much longer than you've been on this earth. I've rescued unwanted horses, have one in my pasture right now. Before you go off with another long lecture to someone, try being aware of their circumstances and know the facts. You ask ME if I've ever seen videos of a "working slaughterhouse"? Yes, I have............the ones in Canada and Mexico! The conditions are horrible. I live in the same area as a slaughterhouse that USED to process horses, but no longer can because of the change in regulations. I've been by that one, and know of the conditions. The place is not "pretty" nor does it smell like Chanel No.5, but it is what it is........a SLAUGHTERHOUSE. And YES, a quick end there is far better than a slow, lingering death due to starvation! You DARE judge me as believing otherwise? I can't comprehend anyone who claims to CARE about horses thinking that such a majestic creature would be better off going down, too weak to stand after months of going without food, having insects eating away at their flesh while they're still alive, maybe small animals taking chunks out of them in the process, before they take their last breathe!

Valerie, you refer to having "A" horse. That's fine. I have 3, 2 of which were unwanted, one near death due to starvation. I've been involved with rescuing many more over the years. I'm not "bragging", so please don't misinterpret what I say. I'm merely speaking of the horrors I've seen during the last 5 decades working with horses and having them, personally. If I could, I'd post photos of the TB mare I rescued the day I took her in. One of the "after" photos is in my album. She is just ONE of several, and not as bad off as many who couldn't even make it into a trailer.

Yes, Valerie, people need to "start somewhere", but a worthless petition with no names for recipients is not the right approach, nor even "worthy" under the circumstances. Slaughtering horses is a necessity in some cases (or at least, as I mentioned, the preferable "alternative" to abandoning to starve or BE eaten by predators), and that does NOT mean that consuming horses in this country will be the next step I'm far older than you, and in my lifetime, it hasn't been anything acceptable here, and I doubt it ever will be.

BTW, I am not Sue "whats-her-name" that continues to breed horses for profit and routinely ships the excess for slaughter, either! You seem very confused about reality and facts. I've read comments from her. She does have some valid points, but she still continues to breed, even when she can't justify buying enough feed. That to me, is ludicrous. I spend 3/X more on horse feed than I do "people food", and lost my first horse (bought for myself) 3 years ago just shy of her 34th birthday. Lost my 24-yr-old to cancer last year and have 2 18-yr-olds. Yeah, I eat a lot of Top Ramen so I can spend $100/week on horse feed. BUT, you know what? I'm on a pension and S.S., and for now, they're "fixed" and dependable as sources of income. IF I had no income and push came to shove, not sure what I'd do. I'd try to rehome my horses, but at their ages, unlikely. Last time I had the vet euthanize the 24-yr-old, it was just shy of $1000, so if no income, hard to justify that being done to 3. Would I, or SHOULD I just walk away and let them stand out there and eat tree stumps? You tell me.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:49 am
Your signature has been recorded
 

Alison A. (233)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 6:41 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 
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