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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Maria Sauvant

I cannot believe that this is country, and, allow such a vicious crime. I am hoping that this inhuman process failed.

Sharri Slater

This country has gone insane along with the rest of the universe. People are getting more greedy, stupid, and ignorant every year, not to metion they are getting more heartless, cruel, and disgusting. Killing is becoming easier for too many. Animals are not ours for profit! They are a blessing from God to only kill what God approves and only if needed for hunger. This country is not lacking food, we lack giving to the hungry unless there is money involved!


This is an outrage! I strongly urge President Obama to choose compassion by ending all horse slaughter in the USA. These horses deserves to roam free with their kind! Stop murdering horses. They have every right to live safe & free from torture. End horse slaughter now!


It is like I have been saying we are just little pepples to the powers that are in control of this country!!! THEY DON"T HEAR US and if they do THEY DON"T CARE!!! We all know it is not about helping the horses, all about MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! And crooked folks in power NOT ALL but plenty of them!!! GOD HELP US ALL