Part of the new spending bill passed in November lifted a 5-year-old ban on the slaughter of horses for meat, meaning you could soon see it as an option in meat counters across the nation.
after a five year ban — horses could soon be butchered in the u-s for human consumption. congress just recently lifted a ban on funding horse meat inspections — and that leaves some missou lawmakers at odds. republican senator roy blunt says he supports the ban lift. democrat senator claire MCCASKILL DOESN’T.” Horse slaughter is an appropriate way for some horse owners to decide that it’s time for that horse’s life to be ended, in frankly a much better way than which many horses are dying today.”I don’t support the slaughtering of horses for domestic consumption and I would vote again to oppose it if given the opportunity.” (mark) congress made the decision after a federal report found more horses had been neglected and abandoned since the economic downturn started. 3