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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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Morgan Chapman

This is overwhelmingly unneeded. Please do not let this happen in our country.

Morgan Chapman

This is overwhelmingly unneeded. Please do not let this happen in our country.

Janice Randall

Stop this insanity. Listen to the people.

Shawna Robinson

Lets prevent this PLEASE!

Kellie Bride

Please do not pass this legislation! This is heartbreaking!

Lyndsay Traff

Disgusting, should be abolished!


what's next??? this is crazy!!

Maria A.

NO!!!! Please don't let this happen!!! WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT IN FAVOR AND OPPOSE THIS VEHEMENTLY!!! Stop this insanity!


Please stop this!! Horse are not to eat!!

John Mastrangelo

We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. Have we lowered ourselves to Chinas standards. They skin their animals alive. Is that next on our agenda. I'm sickened with this news.