Horse Slaughter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. House has voted once more to stop spending money on inspections of horse slaughter plants.

Such a change could eventually affect the last horse slaughtering plant in the country, in DeKalb, Illinois.

The measure approved late last night was part of a $91 billion spending bill for farm subsidies and nutrition programs.

Congress voted two years ago to strip money from the Agriculture Department budget for inspections, and that bill was signed by the president. But the USDA then offered inspections on a fee-for-service basis.

The Cavel International plant in DeKalb is currently operating while it challenges an Illinois law banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption.

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  • by Ryan Location: texas on Aug 12, 2007 at 01:41 PM
    I'm glad the horse slaughter plant in illinois gonna close, and I hope they lose their appeal, someone needs to contact the supreme court, Supreme court will shutdown cavel
  • by Angela Valianos Location: DeKalb, Illinois on Aug 8, 2007 at 04:12 AM
    AMEN !!! Everyone PLEASE call you're elected officials to Co-Sponsor and vote YES on HR 503 and S. 311. In addition, CAVEL will be in the 7th Circuit Court in Chicago on August 16th at 2 PM, PLEASE ATTEND !!!!
  • by Casey Location: Rockford IL on Aug 3, 2007 at 10:54 AM
    That is so wrong slaughtering inocent horses. I know cows ect... but horses there supposed to be enjoyable used to be our transpertation. Get a real job!!!!
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