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Horse slaughter plants no longer operate within U.S borders; however, thousands of horses are still shipped to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. This bi-partisan measure aims to end the export and slaughter of U.S. equines for human consumption. House Bill 2466 has been referred to both the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The comparable Senate Bill, SB 1176, was introduced in the Senate on June 9, 2011; has been read twice; and was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Read the Full Text of House Bill 2466 here.
Read the APHIS Fact Sheet on the Horse Protection Act here.
Posted by Tanya J. Cramoy, Research Assistant