California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having another kill that horse, if that person knows or should have known that any part of that horse will be used for human consumption. For purposes of this section, `horse' means any equine, including any horse, pony, burro, or mule.”*

That's now the law in California. Proposition 6 on the ballot in California passed 60% to 40% on November 3, 1998. It is now a felony to sell a horse for slaughter for people to eat in that state. Refer to for additional information and implications for the horse industry.

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