Poll: Horse Slaughter Unpopular in Stated Where Applications Are Pending
Americans DON'T WANT SLAUGHTER in our country! Please take action and let Congress and the Senate know we need a ban on horse slaughter and transport to slaughter! ~Declan
Poll: Horse Slaughter Unpopular in States Where Applications Are Pending
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 2:15pm As Posted on the ASPCA
Surveys conducted by Lake Research Partners in New Mexico, Missouri andIowa confirm that an overwhelming majority (70%+) of voters in all three states disapprove of horse slaughter for human consumption and would oppose the opening of horse slaughter facilities in their states. Opposition to horse slaughter for human consumption in these three states is broad and deep, extending across every demographic, regional and partisan group.
Unfortunately, meat processors in at least five states—the three surveyed, as well as Oklahoma and Tennessee—are currently trying to get horse meat plants up and running. The New Mexico processor, Valley Meat Company, passed a USDA inspection in April and its permit to begin slaughtering horses for meat could come through as soon as the end of June.
Take Action There has been no slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. since 2007, but there is no federal law against it. But with your help, we can fix that! Please join us in advocating for Congressional passage of the SAFE Act, a bill that would ban horse slaughter in all 50 states, as well as the transport of our horses over our borders for slaughter in other countries.