October 15, 2006

posted October 1, 2006 Congress came a step closer to banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption when the House passed the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 503) Sept. 7 by a vote of 263-146. But with the current 109th Congress drawing to a close, the chances of the Senate passing its version of the slaughter ban during an election year and before the legislative session ends in December were scant. Should the Senate version fail to come up for a vote, the legislation will have to be reintroduced in the next session and voted on again. Nevertheless, proponents of the bill heralded the House vote as a victory for horses. "Americans do not eat our horses, and it is unconscionable that, for decades, we have been usi ...