Senate Defunds Domestic Horse Slaughter

Horses in holding pens.
Horses in holding pens.

Washington D.C. – As originally reported on July 14, the US House of Representatives voted against an amendment that would outlaw funding for horse slaughter inspectors.  The vote was 25 for, 27 against.

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to bar any horse slaughterhouse from operating within the United States.  The bi-partisan effort was led by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and fellow committee members Sens. Christopher Coons, D-Del., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. all cosponsored the amendment.

The Senate’s passage of the amendment, and the House voting against the amendment, key lawmakers must harmonize the two bills before sending them to President Trump for signing.  With strong bi-partisan anti-horse slaughter support in the Senate, it is assumed the amendment will be in the final bill sent to the President.

“Most Americans find the idea of slaughtering horses for human consumption repulsive, and there is no reason the federal government should contribute to it in any way. This amendment is a strong step forward, and I will keep fighting to prohibit horse slaughter in the United States,” U.S. Senator Tom Udall said.

Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773

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