Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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"Horse Slaughter Prevention Bills and Issues" -Geoffrey S. Becker

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From the three United States foreign owned slaughter plants -two in Texas, one in Illinois- 105,000 horses were killed there in 2006. Most of this meat went to Europe and Asia for human consumption. There are large debates on the ethics of horse slaughter, bringing the problem up to Congress and the Senate. In the House of Representatives, on June 8, 2005, they passed a bill that would take away funds for the inspection of horses under the meat inspection act. Many different bills have been proposed, mostly for the ban of slaughtering horses for human consumption, along with a few bills in favor of wild horses and burros.

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