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Horse slaughter debate heats up in Tennessee

December 28th, 2011 9:34 am by Anne Paine

Horse slaughter debate heats up in Tennessee

Debate has reignited in Tennessee and elsewhere on allowing the killing of horses for human consumption after a change in a federal funding bill to permit equine slaughterhouses.
For five years slaughterhouses have been banned in this country because of specific wording in the federal budget each year that had forbidden the U.S. Department of Agriculture from spending money to inspect the facilities.
Without the USDA’s stamp of approval, such slaughterhouses cannot operate.

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