Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Senate OK's Horse Slaughter Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow for a horse-slaughter facility in Oklahoma.

The measure, House Bill 1999, passed by a vote of 32-14 and heads to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

Supporters said the measure was an issue of private property rights. Critics said it is not necessary and is inhumane.

The bill would ban consumption of horse meat in Oklahoma but allow for it to be shipped out of the country.

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, and Rep. Skye McNiel, R-Bristow, are the authors of the measure

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