Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tennessee to get horse-slaughter plant?

Niceley wants to make it easier to sell horse meat
By Tom Humphrey

Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains, has moved to relax the rules for selling horse meat in Tennessee, contending that some animals are now being hauled to Mexico under inhumane conditions for slaughter.

Current law requires that horse meat be packaged and labeled prior to sale and, combined with federal laws, effectively bans the sale of horse meat, he said. His bill (HB1361) eliminates the packaging and labeling requirements.

Read more at "Humphrey on the Hill."

No comments: