Thursday, September 25, 2008

H.R. 6598 Passes Committee

Horse Slaughter Bill Moves on to House
by: Pat Raia September 24 2008, Article # 12751

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has passed H.R. 6598, a measure known as the "Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008."

This bill prohibits transport, sale, delivery, or export of horses for slaughter for human consumption. It also criminalizes the purchase, sale, delivery, or export of horsemeat intended for human consumption. Supporters praise the bill for banning the export of horses to processing plants in Canada and Mexico.

"The bill passed by voice vote on Sept. 23," said Judiciary Committee Communications Director Jonathan Godfrey. "The next step is introduction on the House floor." Read More

Nearly as quickly as I predicted this bill was dead until the next Congress, it passes out of committee and will be sent to the full House of Representatives. With everything else happening in Congress right now it seems doubtful that this could gain any traction. However it is evident that my prediction skills are lacking so continue to monitor the progress of this bill.

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