Members of the Oklahoma House overwhelmingly voted for a bill that would allow horse slaughter to return to the state.
Impassioned opposition to the legislation came from across the country. Rep. Skye McNeil said she had been attacked over her bill she says could help solve the problem of abandoned horses in the state.
Some grass roots opponents say McNeil has a conflict of interest due to her involvement with a livestock company that would see increased profits from the sale of horses for slaughter.
Republican and Democratic leaders of the state House and Senate responded to several questions from the Oklahoma City Chamber. Changing Oklahoma's workers' compensation system was the top issue for the chamber. Other issues included the governor's refusal to expand the Medicaid program in the state.