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    Horse Slaughter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.

    Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law Nov. 18 to keep the government afloat until mid-December.

    It did not, however, allocate any new money to pay for horse meat inspections, which opponents claim could cost taxpayers $3 million to $5 million a year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture would have to find the money in its existing budget, which is expected to see more cuts this year as Congress and the White House aim to trim federal spending.

    The USDA issued a statement Tuesday saying there are no slaughterhouses in the U.S. that butcher horses for human consumption now, but if one were to open, it would conduct inspections to make sure federal laws were being followed. USDA spokesman Neil Gaffney declined to answer questions beyond what was in the statement.

    The last U.S. slaughterhouse that butchered horses closed in 2007 in Illinois, and animal welfare activists warned of massive public outcry in any town where a slaughterhouse may open.
    Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in U.S. - chicagotribune.com


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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    About time!!



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    This needed to happen.



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    This reminds me of the Always Sunny episode when the gang buys a boat and while Charlie is looking for the keys under water he finds a 'horse' tooth and a bullet casing and declares that there was a horse massacre at that site. Oh Charlie.



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    About time!!
    This made me laugh.



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    I enjoyed a little horse now and again when I studied overseas. Very similar in taste to beef.



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Damn horses have been getting a free ride for too long.

    In all reality, horse meat is supposedly some pretty good stuff and is relatively very healthy in comparison to beef. I have no problems taking a slice of Secretariat and throwing it on my grill.



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    My buddy, Joe Saccamano, used to eat horse all the time...


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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    I just used some glue


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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    I just ate some glue
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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm horse burgers



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    In all seriousness, people were just taking thier old horses up to Canada instead. This could at least create a couple more jobs in the good old U.S. of A. It might be the kick start that the economy needed. Now if they could just legalize cat slaughter....



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus View Post
    In all seriousness, people were just taking thier old horses up to Canada instead. This could at least create a couple more jobs in the good old U.S. of A. It might be the kick start that the economy needed. Now if they could just legalize cat slaughter....
    I'm for it!



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus View Post
    In all seriousness, people were just taking thier old horses up to Canada instead. This could at least create a couple more jobs in the good old U.S. of A. It might be the kick start that the economy needed. Now if they could just legalize cat slaughter....
    Wait...cat slaughter isn't legal?



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    Re: Horse Slaugter could Soon Begin Again in U.S.

    This thread is golden.



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