Urgent Action Needed to Protect Horses from Slaughter


This is a reprint of an email the Humane Society sent out yesterday. We need to do all we can to stop Rains Natural Meat from slaughtering horses. January is right around the corner and is the month horses will go back to slaughter here in the United States. Please read the email and act! Share this with your Missouri friends. ~ HfH

From: The Humane Society
By: Keith Dane

Dear friends,

Humane Society PetitionAs you know, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently removed the temporary stay which blocked USDA from providing inspectors at horse slaughter plants, pending appeal of our lawsuit against the agency, thus clearing the way for plants to open on U.S. soil for the first time since 2007.

Yesterday, the New Mexico Attorney General filed suit against Valley Meat Company in a suit that is strongly supported by the HSUS, and which we are hopeful will block that plant from opening in the state.

I am emailing you because we urgently need your help to protect horses from being slaughtered at a plant that is trying to open in Gallatin, Missouri.

To help stop this plant, we are asking Missouri residents to sign a petition to urge the Department of Natural Resources to require a waste-water permit and a public hearing, so the public can be heard before this horse slaughter plant can open. If you live in Missouri, please sign this petition. And whether you live there or not, please share this with all of your friends and family in Missouri, and urge them to sign the petition as well.


Thank you for taking the time for this during the busy holiday season, and best wishes for happy holidays and a happy New Year.

All best,

Keith Dane
Vice President, Equine Protection
t 301-258-3076 f 301-258-3078

AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Sue

    Merry Christmas to our defenseless horse friends!

    December 21, 2013
  • Debbie

    I tweeted this to all my followers and I believe I did to you too yesterday… So trying very hard to get it moving around…

    I have had a lot of tweets and re-tweets
    & Favorite, hope it helps……

    December 21, 2013
  • srandee

    Please stop this action. What has our nation become that would bring back this practice when we do not consume horse meat. We round up wild horses to make more room for grazing leaeses, only to illegally dump them for slaughter. Please stop horse slaughter in New Mexico

    December 21, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    signed sent to 700 or so people so click away people make your phone calls please Demand they Support the Moran Amendment, S 1176/ HR 2966…. 202-208-3100 Fax; 202-208-6956 /202-206-1111

    December 22, 2013
  • morgansinkc

    For people on Twitter, can you sign and tweet now? URGENT: Require Rains Natural Meats apply 4 site-specific waste H2O permit http://chn.ge/1iatIwK

    December 22, 2013
  • wilmavbrandwijk

    Stop deze ellende !!

    December 22, 2013
  • DawnCorby

    We are Americans. We do not slaughter horses nor do we eat them.

    It is our culture that we treasure our horses in all their majestic grace.

    We will NEVER ACCEPT this barbaric practice.

    December 25, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    signed again today but it clicked me off fast so i don’t know whats going on I am trying to get more people to take part in this fight!!!

    December 27, 2013