US agriculture bill could bury horse slaughter plans
Mid-January is too late for the January 1st opening of the slaughterhouses. There must be some way to stop them – perhaps in New Mexico AG Gary King will find a way. ~ HfH
A wide-ranging agriculture bill set to be dealt with by Congress in mid-January could bury plans to resume horse slaughter on US soil.
Three plants in the US have approval from the US Department of Agriculture to slaughter horses, but the upcoming agriculture bill could again defund the federal plant inspections required for abattoirs to slaughter horses for human consumption.
Its passage would mean such plants could not operate on US soil, reinstating a prohibition that had been in place from 2007 to 2011.