Comments:
 
  • "Racehorses are among the most abused of all domesticated animals"

  • "I co-founded & help run Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc, a 501(c)(3) that helps US thoroughbreds shipped to Puerto Rico to race. Our organization took in Salary Cap, a gelding who sustained a head injury on such a voyage. We have taken in several horses sent in this manner and it is simply a cruel mode of transporting them. Flying horses is much more humane."

  • "Horses deserve better than this"

  • "Lord Have Mercy"

  • "Es imposible pensar otra cosa más cruel que est tipo de transporte....Esta práctica no puede seguir. Los caballos rotos de espíritu se demoran años para recuperar de este clase de abuso.......Soy GD-Domador t adiestrador de caballos de Dressage y Salto"

  • "How cruel!"

  • "Horse racing in Puerto Rico needs to stop."

  • "This inhumanity has to be stopped!!! No more Live Transports!!!"

  • "I hate mistreatment of any animal."

  • "I believe all sentient beings should live a life of natural freedom pertaining to their habitat and way of life since their existence, and to treat any other being with malice or to impede their natural right is to expect the same in return tenfold."

  • "I'm signing this petition to stop the inhumane cargo shipping of horses to Puerto Rico because it has proven to present significant animal welfare issues. There are other ways to transport horses to and from Puerto Rico (air travel) that are much safer and more humane.  Not only did 8 horses perish as a result of this type of inhumane transport, but many more have endured dehydration and severe illness as a result of the inhumane conditions of such trips. I have been copied on several email attempts to connect with representatives from Saltchuk Company, Lagos Transport and Tote Maritime, all of which I am told have gone ignored. Please work to improve your protocols and implement updated standards and practices for equine transport to and from Puerto Rico."

  • "Will people ever stop treating animals like inanimate objects? (In my dreams)."

  • "I can't say this enough:  SHUT DOWN this horrifically cruel industry filled with sadistic People who do NOT GIVE a DAMN  --   To think there is so much evidence showing how HORSES are abused, and not even ONE Reporter, on a regular basis, exposes this vile industry for what it is  — SHAME on the members of our media for NOT protecting our RACEHORSES  — all Horses should be transferred to Horse Ranches, Sanctuaries where they can properly be taken care of  --  these same places can open to Visitors to experience the beauty and majesty of these lovely Animals  --  fees will help with upkeep  - also, donations must be promoted — this is DOABLE."

  • "Be kind to all animals"

  • "Es inhumano y totalmente innecesario."

  • "Please sign and share"

  • "Pure evil! Stop this horror immediately! God’s precious lives don’t deserve this sinister torture!"

  • "for you Chrissy"

  • "Inhumano y encontrado de la crueldad y maltrato animal"

  • "This cruel practice must end!"

  • "they need transports with individual stalls."

  • "Necessary and cruel to do this to these innocent animals they can't turn around they can't move what the hell is the matter with the people allowing this they are sick bastards they should be shipped like that and suffer the same fate"

  • "I am against this cruelty. Period."

  • "Deserve better"

  • "Please stop this awful inhumane shipment of horses."

  • "Horses should NEVER have been even CONSIDERED as a food source. It is absolutely unfathomable to eat your companion... why are we allowing this to happen? Horses do not deserve this. It has to end."

  • "Cruel, unacceptable practice."

  • "They deserve better."

  • "It's the right thing to do."

  • "ALL animals deserve to be treated HUMANELY!"

  • "The practice of shipping horses in this way in inhumane and must have heavier regulation."

  • "Horses are NOT CARGO....they are very large animals on fragile legs who were NEVER MEANT to cruise on a ship....this is very abusive to a horse"

  • "ANIMAL LIVES MATTER!!!"

  • "There is NO need to import horses to the island!"

  • "Es una CRUELDAD"

  • "Horses are brilliant creatures & they deserve humane transportation."

  • "Stop shipping horses by cargo ship to Ouerto Rico!! This is  not humane. Too many sick horses. Ship by air instead. Please . Thank you."

  • "This is a horrific, inhumane and unconscionable practice!"

  • "I’m a horse owner/lover.  I feel they deserve our utmost respect and care."

  • "We don’t need more horses PERIOD"

  • "Reminds when slaves were locked up like that and transported from Africa to the USA and many sadly never made it! Such cruelty!"

  • "Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse. They can't protect themself."

  • "We owe horses better than this."

  • "Esto es crueldad en su máxima expresión. Porque la raza humana es tan cruel?"

  • "This is beyond the wrong!"

  • "Because it’s inhumane!"

  • "Animal cruelty needs to stop now! Have they no shame? It’s all about greed"

  • "Los animales no merecen ser transportados de esa manera"

  • "It's cruelty there are other ways"

  • "Es un acto criminal."

  • "All horses and other animals need protection from crazy people."

  • "Ugh!臘‍♀️"

  • "No al maltrato animal."

  • "Stop the cruelty!"

  • "Es increíble, son seres vivientes. Que triste."

  • "This practice should be illegal."

  • "Horses don’t deserve this"

  • "AIUTOOO, STOP, STOP, STOP A QUESTA DISUMANA CRUDELTA' !!!!!!! FIRMA E CONDIVIDI PLEASE"

  • "It’s inhumanr to ship anything like that"

  • "This is inhumane treatment of horses and can cause illness to the horses, maybe even death. Where are the horses allowed to go to the bathroom? There is no room for the horses to urinate or deficate which creates a sanitary issue with them having to stand in feces. This is disgusting. Poor horses I do not know how they do not hate humans after being treated so cruely."

  • ""

  • "God is crying!"

  • "This needs to end."

  • "Sending horses from the US mainland to Puerto Rico on ships is inhumane and endangers their their lives. This method of transporting horses must be banned."

  • "Unconscionable.  Please protect horses by requiring safe and appropriate shipping conditions!"

  • "As long as people abuse animals; there will never be peace in this world for us and our children. And we know that all."

  • "This is not an acceptable or safe way to transport a horse or any other animal for that matter!"

  • "This is cruel and inhumane treatment of our TB racehorses. It needs to end now- too many unnecessary deaths"

  • "Horses are one of the most delicate animals on the planet.  We treat them horribly because they trust us.  They deserve better."

  • "What a horrible way to die.  We have more humane ways to ship horses.  Let’s use them!"

  • "Horses are Athletes and very smart and compassionate. They deserve so much better from us."

  • "THIS is awful and has to be stopped now !!!Not LATER!!!"

  • "I’m horrified by the fact that this happens"

  • "This is inhumane period."

  • "I am deeply concerned over the inhumane conditions in which horses are being shipped on cargo ships.  Humans can send a man to the moon, but can't figure out how to humanely move horses aboard ships.  This horrible cruelty needs to stop. Don't do what is cheapest do what is best for the horses.  Put yourself in their hooves.  Would you want that to happen to you???  Please end the shipping of horses in cargo."

  • "Horses are a beautiful animal and pets to others Do Not send these beauties!!"

  • "This is horrific abuse and should be banned!!!No horse deserves this!!!"

  • "Cargo shipping of horses to Puerto Rico (or anywhere else) deprives horses of water. space, safety and other needs enroute.  They arrive at their destination in terrible condition and in need of vet care to survive.  Please ban cargo shipping of horses to Puerto Rico."

  • "This is as barbaric as horse slaughter itself = it NEEDS TO STOP!!!!!!!!!"

  • "We need to end this cruel practice today."

  • "my friend informed me about this, i feel sick. This is absolutely terrible."

  • "This is inhumane and life threatening treatment of the horses."

  • "They should not be shipped to PR at all!!!"

  • "Stop shipping horses via sea; it’s an inhumane and unsafe practice."

  • "Disgusting way to treat horses!"

  • "I am signing because I 100% oppose the inhumane shipping of horses for slaughter"

  • "i don't like horses being shipped anywhere for slaughter !"

  • "Please stop this inhumane treatment of horses."

  • "horses let us ride them and them when we have a bond with them some people just sell them because they missed three fences and people kill them and make them in to dog food well horses are like big dogs if you trust them they will trust you and they are wonderful animals hey i want to have a horse some day but if you keep on killing them i may never see them again they move so perfectly and they are beautiful animals stop killing horses for money an animals life is more then money because you have trust and a bond and they will be with you tell there time comes to say good bye how can people treat horses like this it makes me cry think that people kill horses and other beautiful animals like wolves. horses and wolves are the ghost of are world not the bad ghost but the good ghost they are beautiful and should not be killed"

  • "The roundup and slaughter is unnecessary and inhumane..."

  • "Disgusting. This needs to stop now."

  • "It is inhumane and must stop.  We are better than that."

  • "Disgrace to Puerto Rico!"

  • "Absolutely inhumane, this must stop! The welfare of these horses must come first, I cannot believe anyone would even consider shipping horses this way."

  • "The situation is deplorable..."

  • "There lives matter,they don't get choice, we do,so it's time to do right by them!!!! Inhumane treatment has to end!!! END the killing of horses an burros!!!"

  • "This is a cruel way to transport the horses, 3 days in the cramped quarters where they end up dehydrated, sometimes injured and with respiratory illnesses. I volunteer at a racehorse retirement farm and have gotten very close with the horses there. It’s awful to think that any of these magnificent animals are transported in cargo ships like this instead of a more humane way."

  • "Think idiots think at what you are doing!"

  • "Please end this brutal transport of sensitive animals"

  • "I HATE ANIMAL ABUSE!!!"

  • "Getting down on my hands and knees and I am begging you dear Lord please stop it is very sad and these horses deserve to have a life and deserve to live please stop"

  • "Stop this inhumane treatment NOW! How can anyone support this insanity!"

  • "Inhumane immoral unethical barbaric and extreme cruelty"

  • "All that animals do for humans and this is how they are repaid? Please stop this cruelty immediately."

  • "Stop the torture and cruelty"

  • "Because it is inhumane!"

  • "I despise cruelty against all animals... :(("

  • "This is an inhumane way to ship equine athletes. They deserve better."

  • "Abuse stop it"

  • "STOP THE SLAUGHTER HORSES ARE NEVER FOOD YOU DAMN DEMONS FROM HELL"

  • "Disgusting practise"

  • "This is not acceptable and must end."

  • "Se tiene que acabar la ignorancia y el maltrato de animales!Me gustaría que lo encierren a el en un contenedor por días bajo el sol!"

  • "Rounding up these horses..first of all..wrong..inhumane and cruel. Now gathering them up to take them to slaughter..total unethical...so ashamed of our government and all these people involved..evil, sadistic...think people!!"

  • "This has to stop!!!! This is inhumane!"

  • "These horses deserve better."

  • "Let’s all work together to out an end to animal cruelty."

  • "Please end this terrible way of transporting horses."

  • "This is shockingly unacceptable.  If Puerto Rico allows this sort of thing, the US should just jettison that territory and stop supporting these barbarians."

  • "I love the horses and will do anything to help!"

  • "This is a cruel practice that must be banned immediately."

  • "Ship the people back! Stop torturing animals who can’t speak for themselves they have souls"

  • "I'm an animal lover"

  • "I find this very unsafe, undignified and inhumane!"

  • "In this day and age, to ship horses in this fashion is a disgrace."

  • "no matter what is said, this is totally in humane treatment for horse transport..........they are packedin without food or water, unable to move.....many die this way. Let's give them the respect any animal deserves and stop this practice Now"

  • "This is animal cruelty under the guise of saving money.  Absolutely unacceptable."

  • "Why are horses being shipped there at all???"

  • "Stop the violence sending animals over seas to Porto Rico! This is inhumane!"

  • "These companies should be called out on public TV as to their methods of shipping these horses AND their outcome."

  • "The worst thing about humans is that they do not care to understand the suffering of other beings"

  • "This is utterly disgusting but what do you expect from so-called business "people" who put making a monetary profit before causing hideous pain to defenseless and beautiful animals. I hope that someday these Mengele-Minded "people" who are so greedy and totally uncaring get their comeuppance by karma."

  • "This is beyond abuse!"

  • "Unreal - horrible Animal cruelty for true."

  • "This has to stop it's a horrific way to transport any horse. We must do better! The horses should not go if they can't get there safely."

  • "These beautiful intelligent animals don't deserve this neglect, abuse, & horrific deaths caused by this transport. Heartless. Disgusting."

  • "Stop the cruel abuse of these animals."

  • "I'm not signing this petition because treatment of horses can't be inhumane, considering that horses aren't human"

  • "Face virou um comércio ridículo! Animais? Nem pensar"

  • "This is cruel and inhuman treatment!!!  Needs STOPPED NOW!!!"