Politics and Government
3:23 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Horse Slaughter Could Return to Oklahoma

Close up of the eye of a horse.
Oklahoma could see a return to horse slaughter under a bill passed by the House Wednesday.
Credit busse / Flickr (Creative Commons)

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.