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Will There Be a Horse Slaughter Plant in New Mexico!?

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 3:15pm
Close up of a horse's face

In a shocking revelation, the U. S. Department of Agriculture just confirmed that it will process Valley Meat Co. LLC’s application for a grant of inspection to begin slaughtering horses for human consumption in Roswell, New Mexico. The confirmation comes just days after furniture giant Ikea removed its signature Swedish meatballs from markets across most of Europe after they were found to contain horse meat.

“Given the current firestorm of outrage over horsemeat entering the food supply in Europe, it is time for Congress to prevent even one more American horse from suffering this terrible fate and stop horse slaughter in the U.S. once and for all,” says Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations.

Despite the fact that an overwhelming 80% of Americans oppose the slaughtering of horses for human consumption, Valley Meat will be the first facility to butcher horses for human consumption on U.S. soil since 2007 if its application is approved. Horses are not biologically suited for commercial slaughter and are difficult to stun before dismemberment. They will endure terrible trauma and cruelty if the plant opens for business.

“If the USDA moves forward with allowing the cruel and toxic horse slaughter industry to enter our country, this administration is leading our nation in precisely the wrong direction,” says Perry.  

Please Take Action Today!

Please call the White House message line at (202) 456-1111 and urge the Obama administration to stop horse slaughter! Here’s all you need to say:

“Please use your power to prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening in the U.S. and to prevent the slaughter of our horses in other countries. Horses are not raised for food. This industry is cruel to horses and endangers consumers, who are eating a toxic product.”

Thank you!

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cindi

We need to stop this now!!! The world is going to shit

mary garcia

Please do not do this, just look into their eyes, so beautiful and trusting.

elizabeth

SHAME SHAME SHAME on Dept of Agricultural and their families. This is cruel to these precious animals.

Ingrid Iraheta

Please do your part to prevent this from happening!!!!

mayra

omg!!! please dont let it happen... it will kill me to know that they r slaughtering horses again. horses are so damn beautiful i love horses. im a animal lover.

Michelle Kennamer

Will you PLEASE not allow horse slaughtering!!! Why in this world would this be allowed and for what cause??? PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS ACT TO PASS THROUGH, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT!!! THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING, THEY FEEL, HAVE LOVING HEARTS AND HAVE LOVE, LIKE ALL ANIMALS DO!!! THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS, SO PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!!!

terry smith

This must be stopped! This country would be taking steps backwards to the dark ages if this horrific cruelty is allowed. We as citizens must stand up and speak for the magnificent animals.

InvisibleMan

You kiddin' me? I LIVE here. This can't happen!!

Barbara McEachern

I don't know about you but any purposeful torture and suffering before death, in my book, is serial murder!!!! This has to stop, put yourself in the unknowing horse's place, it is called Empathy and everyone in GOD's world should experience it!!!!! Life would be a much better experience for everyone, not just certain ones!!!

shanie

humans are a sickening species

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