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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 1, 2013 10:42 AM CDT

Horse slaughter appears to be making a comeback in the U.S.

Last week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill to lift the state's 50-year-old ban on processing horse meat with a push to export the products. Fallin cited that animal abuse is a common problem with abandoned horses and processing the meat would give owners another option. Already, the U.S. is shipping more than 160,000 cattle to Canada and Mexico slaughter facilities.

Commercial horse processing in the U.S. for human consumption effectively ended in 2007 when Congress chose to stop funding USDA meat inspectors for facilities. Again, virtually all ...

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