Friday, May 15, 2009

Mo. lawmakers call for restarting horse slaughter

May 13, 2009

Missouri lawmakers are calling for the return of horse slaughtering in the United States.

State lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to a horse slaughtering resolution that will be sent to congressional leaders and Missouri's federal delegation.

The last horse slaughterhouse closed in 2007, and since then, thousands of animals have been trucked to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. Federal legislation proposes stopping that, too.

Missouri lawmakers contend that slaughtering the animals is humane because many unwanted horses are mistreated. The resolution urges Congress to offer incentives for new slaughtering facilities.

A critic of the measure said that horses shouldn't be slaughtered because they aren't eaten in the U.S.

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