Animal Rights
8:02 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Pro-Horse Processing Groups Meeting Today

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would allow for a horse slaughtering plant in Oklahomaplan to rally at the state Capitol.

Close up of the eye of a horse.
Credit busse / Flickr (Creative Commons)

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau is slated to hold the event Wednesday morning at the state Capitol to support bills that would pave the way for a horse slaughtering facility in the state.

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association has also issued a statement saying it supports the "concept of the slaughter of horses in Oklahoma."

The House and Senate have each passed bills designed to end Oklahoma's 50-year ban on horse slaughtering and allow a facility to open that would package horse meat for export.

The sale of horse meat for human consumption still would be prohibited in Oklahoma.