Okla. may lift horse slaughter ban

03/27/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The · Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill that would permit horse slaughter for consumption abroad. A 1963 measure made horse slaughter for human consumption illegal in Oklahoma, and 160,000 horses are sent to Mexico for slaughter from the state each year, with many others abandoned, said one sponsor of the bill. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Mary Fallin. A federal ban is pending in Congress.

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