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Dec 2, 2011 — Horse slaughter houses could open soon

Updated: Thursday, 01 Dec 2011, 6:53 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 01 Dec 2011, 6:53 PM EST
Karen Hensel

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The nationwide ban on horse slaughter is coming to an end. It’s a topic I’ve been covering for over a decade here at WISH-TV through I-Team 8 investigations. It means horsemeat may be available in the U.S. soon.

Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a five year old ban on funding horse meat inspections. Activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as 30-90 days.

In 2006, Congress cut off funding for horse meat inspections at the three slaughter houses in the United States, including one just across the Stateline in Illinois. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law a few weeks ago to keep the government afloat until mid-December.

An I-Team 8 hidden camera found...