Ban on selling horses for slaughter has support in Congress
10:22 AM CDT on Sunday, August 10, 2008
By JOHN RILEY / The Dallas Morning News firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – Animal welfare advocates say they expect Congress to take the next step in curtailing horse slaughter by passing measures that would stop the shipment of animals to be slaughtered.
If passed, a House bill would outlaw the transport and sale of any horse across state lines or international borders to be slaughtered for human consumption. Those who break the law would be fined and could serve jail time. Most Texas representatives oppose the measure.
Chris Heyde, deputy director of government and legal affairs for the Animal Welfare Institute, said he expects both the House and Senate to vote on the measure in September.
"If this issue gets a fair hearing, a fair vote, it will pass," Mr. Heyde said. Read More
Whether or not this is going to make it to the floor of either house in September, the fight is on again. Rest assured that those who want to take away your property rights to decide how you can manage your livestock will be contacting their elected officials to let them know how they feel on the issue. It is essential that you do the same.