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Springsteen Daughter’s Appeal to Gov. Christie: Sign Horse Slaughter Ban!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:00am
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Back in June, the New Jersey Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to prohibit the slaughter, transport, and sale of horses for human consumption within the state. Unfortunately, Governor Chris Christie has not yet signed the bill into law, and it’s not clear that he intends to.

With the clock ticking, several prominent New Jersey horse owners, equestrians and animal advocates, including Jessica Springsteen—daughter of Bruce—have sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie urging him to approve the horse slaughter ban. Christie is famously a huge Bruce Springsteen fan: Will a direct plea from The Boss’s daughter move him to finally act?

Americans don’t eat horse meat (it is shipped overseas), and 80% of American voters are opposed to the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption. What are you waiting for, Governor Christie?

See our latest press release to read a portion of the letter to the governor and learn more about New Jersey’s pending horse slaughter ban. And if you live in New Jersey, we urge you to send your own letter to the governor—visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to get started!

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Donna

Maybe in NJ you don't have people abandoning horses in state parks, and forrests - but here in Iowa we do. All our rescues are over capacity and with the drought we are experiencing the price of hay and grain is going through the roof. Our rescues are finding farms with multiple dead animals because the people have run out of feed and the sale barns here wont take ponys, colts, stallions, cripled horses or blind horses. It costs aprox $700 to euthinise a horse here including the disposal. Horse slaughter is a necessary evil and better done here in the United States than having our horses shipped to Canada or Mexico where they have to travel thousands of miles and we have absolutely NO say in how they are treated once they cross into that foreign country. Better here where all aspects can be regulated than where we have no say.

Blake

I agree that horse slaughter needs to stop. Thank you to people in the public eye like Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica for helping bring attention to this!

olivia

STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER MY FIRST HORSE WAS BOUGHT WITH A GROUP OF HORSES THAT WERE SENT TO THE SLAUGHTER HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THEY KEPT

Stephanie Spiteri

Insane

Christina

I just made a donation for the starving horses in the SW and now I see this? I just don't understand! ;(

JUDY VALICENTI

Please do not slaughter these horses they have always been man's work companions, friends,pets and carried the soldier though war being shot and blown up right next to their owner. They do not deserve this they deserve to be loved and appreciated!

Lorna Walmsley

Horses aren't made for eating. They are beautiful creatures that are to be appreciated.

Britt-Marie Joh...

Why isn,t the bill signed yet??? And if she signs- I certainly hope No horses get send to Mexico or Canada ! Mexico is well known for their Animal Cruelty and the way, they do slaughter-is Horrible !! They eat Horse-meat. We don,t..Please put a stop on the Horse slaughter..In away to many cases it,s not even necessary !!!Makes me sick to the stomach...We still need the Horse.. in many ways ..

Donna Darnell

Let the governor eat horse meat before it is shipped over seas, in fact let his whole family eat it, but first, let them see how the meat is processed first. Then maybe he will sign.

mat

we love them, stop killing them. murderers

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