Horse Slaughter Bill Would Lift Illinois Ban

Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners.

Sacia is sponsoring a bill in the Illinois General Assembly to lift the state's ban (enacted three years ago) against commercial horse slaughter for human consumption abroad.

For more information, see the Chicago Tribune's article on the slaughter bill.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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