Update: USDA Horse Slaughter Inspectors Face Elimination

The House of Representatives passed the 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 2744) on June 8. Included in the bill was amendment 236, which will end funding for horse slaughter plant inspectors during the 2006 federal fiscal year.

The amendment states: "An amendment to prohibit the use of funds in the bill to pay salaries and expenses of personnel to inspect horses under the

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