"The High-Stakes Battle Over Horse Slaughter" -Jim Motavalli
There are many disputes over the three remaining United States slaughter houses. On March 10, 2006, Congress voted, and took away all funds towards meat inspectors at the slaughterhouses, when sending products overseas. But the petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to pay for the inspectors themselves -and was approved. Animal rights activists are slowly making changes in the society. One Texas slaughterhouse is close to closure due to unpaid fines, and a public nuisance (blood and other substances are clogging sewers).