(POLITICS) A proposal in the Obama administration’s 2014 budget has indirectly blocked the horse slaughtering industry from operating. The proposal technically only calls for the removal of spending money on the inspection of horse slaughtering facilities, but without these inspections, the facilities would not be permitted to function on a legal level. Horse lovers and animal advocates can breathe a sigh of relief for now. However, pro-horse slaughtering groups and individuals such as Dave Duquette—an advocate who has been looking to invest in house slaughtering for human consumption—says, “We’re going to go after them pretty hard about this.” Read on for more details pertaining to the horse slaughtering debate in the article below. — Global Animal
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Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/business/obama-moves-to-block-slaughter-of-horses-for-meat.html