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Dec 10, 2011 — ASPCA Calls for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter

Canadian Thoroughbred | December 7, 2011 | 13 comments

Following the passage of the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations bill, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 2966/S 1176), which would stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption by banning it in the U.S. and prohibiting the transport of horses across U.S. borders for slaughter in other countries. The passage of this legislation would end the current export and slaughter of approximately 100,000 American horses each year.
Since 2005, the appropriations bill has included language that prevents money from being used for USDA inspections at horse slaughterhouses. This year, Congress lifted the ban on funding horse meat inspections, thus allowing tax dollars to be used for inspections at slaughterhouses.
“Using tax dollars to fund this grisly business is a..