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Obama Budget Moves to Block Horse Meat Processing

Apr 11, 2013

While a new Oklahoma law would allow a horse slaughter facility in the state, the new budget proposed by the White House would not spend any money on inspecting the facilities.

Horse Slaughter Could Return to Oklahoma

Feb 20, 2013
Close up of the eye of a horse.
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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.