The U.S. House of Representatives’ Agricultural Appropriations Committee voted 25-23 in favor of the Farr-Dent amendment which prevents the funding necessary for the USDA to conduct horse meat inspections for another year.
This type of legislative action to end horse slaughter in America was first taken in 2007. Only once has Congress failed to pass the same measure since that time.
While this keeps horse slaughter plants from re-opening on U.S. soil, American horses are still transported across U.S. borders for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption.
The Agricultural Appropriations Bill containing the Farr-Dent amendment now moves on to the full House for consideration. A similar amendment is expected for a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Lawmakers voting yes on the amendment, to protect horses:
Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Michael Honda (D-CA), Steve Israel (D-NY), David Jolly…
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