Update on horse slaughterhouse reopening in your area
Dec 1, 2011 — Thanks to a provision slipped into a federal spending bill signed into law last month, we could again see horses butchered for human consumption in the US, including in Missouri.
The provision lifted a five-year ban on horse meat inspections which could mean slaughterhouses could be up and running in less than a month.
Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt is okay with that, “I have never been a believer in the idea that the only way to end a horse’s life is to let it die a slow death on somebody’s property.
“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 that some horses are dying today.”